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Poulam Aich Mukherjee : Spice Routes: Imperial Hegemony & Spice-Rich Kerala

Poulam Aich Mukherjee : Spice Routes: Imperial Hegemony & Spice-Rich Kerala

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POULAMI AICH MUKHERJEE
Spice Routes:
Imperial Hegemony & Spice-Rich Kerala  

Taking a journey through the historic past, the present study tracks how these spices from the coasts of Kerala made their way into distant Europe, and became a catalyst of some of the greatest adventures in human history. The discovery of maritime routes and new lands, while facilitating inter-continental and cross-cultural movements, also extended Europe’s commercial traffic to the remotest parts the world. The competition for spice trade triggered a fierce competition among the seafaring powers for the imperial control over the Indian Ocean routes and the spice-producing regions, eventually culminating in the colonization of India. ell researched and amply illustrated.

220 pages, 1st edition
ISBN: 978-93-80542-86-7

Price in India: INR 445.00
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Sovon Sanyal : José Ignacio de Andrade’s Epistolary Account of India

Sovon Sanyal : José Ignacio de Andrade’s Epistolary Account of India

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SOVON SANYAL
José Ignacio de Andrade’s Epistolary Account of India:
A Translational Focus

The beginning of the nineteenth century witnessed special forms of travel with the emergence of large empires in the world. We may see travelling as synonymous with leisure. But there are cases when travelling was undertaken by consi-derations other than leisure— simply knowing the world beyond the known one. Exactly with this spirit José Ignacio de Andrade, a Portuguese traveller journeyed in India and China more than once between 1815 and 1835. Andrade, a humanist, left behind one hundred impressions (in the form of letter) of the Orient—India and China. His book endorses the spirit of pursuit of truth with reason but not without love. India is the first land of the East that appears in Andrade’s account. Here the first twenty-eight letters of this Portuguese humanist have been selected for this study and translation as well; as they are written from and about India, except the first four which were penned during his voyage from Lisbon to Calcutta.

96 pages, 1st edition
ISBN: 978-93-80542-88-1

Price in India: INR 150.00
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