Winds of Spices: Essays on Portuguese establishments in Medieval India with Special Reference to Cannanore, Tellicherry 2007

Essays in this book illustrate different aspects of Indo-Portuguese relations in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The expansion of Portuguese martime trade network in response to Ottoman attempts to dominate the East, diplomatic missions and military strategies of the Portuguese at Cannanore, daily life in the fortress-settlement, architectural features of the fortress, the role of the local merchants in financing Portuguese business enterprises in India, port-hinterland relations, dimensions of interactions between Kunjali Marikkars and the Portuguese, Comparative study between Portuguese settlement in Cannanore and Colombo etc. constitute the themes of discussions in this volume.