India And The West: The First Encounters

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Author: Fr. Joseph Velinkar

9789385523229 | PB | pp.280 | 2016 | CinnamonTeal Publishing

This is the tale of a 16th century mahal (county), consisting of 66 villages, each playing its own part in the history of the region, and, in the process, developing a good harbour, an emporium-port, early in its times, and helping Goa establish trade contacts with the East and West.

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This is the tale of a 16th century county [mahal], consisting of 66 villages, each playing its own part in the history of the region. In the process the Salcete developed a good harbour, an emporium-port, early in its times, and helped Goa establish trade contacts with the East and West.

These trade contacts helped import glazed ceramics and silks from distant Cathay, as also exotic Port Wine from Europe to quench the lips of an Indian sadhu. It led to the printing of a Marathi-Konkani classic book, the Crista Purana, for literature-thirsty people, assisted the miscegenation of Westerners with Indians, provided neighbouring kingdoms with secretaries, and finally brought a new art and architecture to co-mingle with the artistry of the region.

The result: an intercontinental cross-culture.

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Author:

Fr. Joseph Velinkar

ISBN:

9789385523229

Publisher:

CinnamonTeal Publishing

Binding:

Paperback

Pages:

280

Year of Publication:

2016

Edition:

First

Condition:

New

Country of Origin:

India

About the Author

Joseph Velinkar, of Goan origin, was born in Mumbai and studied in India and abroad, ending with a Master’s in Ancient Indian Culture and a doctorate in History, both from the Bombay University. He has taught in the Holy Family College (Andheri), St Pius College (Gurgaon), St Xavier’s College (Mumbai), and was Principal of St. Gonsalo Garcia College (Vasai).

He speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Konkani, Marathi and Hindi.

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