Publisher: Aryan Books International & Indian National Science Academy
Description:New. The genesis of the present publication can be traced to a...New. The genesis of the present publication can be traced to a remarkable series of International Seminars initiated in Goa in 1978. Since, then, the series has continued at regular intervals of between two to three years. In 1998 the host institution for the Ninth International Seminar on Indo-Portuguese History was the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, through its History of Science Programme. This publication comprises the papers presented at this forum which had concentrated on the transformations in science, technology and material culture generated in India through processes of interaction, exchange and assimilation consequent to the meeting of cultures inaugurated by the opening of the Cape route by Vasco da Gama in 1498. the subjects of the publication fall within the domains of Missionary Activity through which fresh intellectual perspectives were opened, as well as Luso-Indian Contacts in areas such as Architecture, Medicine, Botany, Physical Geography, Cartography, Fortification, Marine Archaeology, Astronomy, Navigation and Instrumentation, Eastern Pilotage, Calendrical Systems, Ship Building, Linguistic Developments and Gastronomy. The theme of Piracy has been visited afresh. The Pacific theatre has been explored while the journey of plants has been traced multilaterally from the Latin American, African as well as the Asian angles. The Portuguese maps of singular beauty add yet another novel aspect to the publication. At reference material it is bound to constitute a valuable component in the work of researchers from disciplines such as history, architecture, geography, underwater archaeology, naval architecture, history of science, astronomy, history of science, astronomy, medicine and agriculture. CONTENTS: Foreword; Introduction; I. MISSIONARY ACTIVITY, LUSO-INDIAN CONTACT: 1. The Arrival of the Portuguese in India and the New Spread of Christianity Through Asia/Joao Paulo Oliveira e Costa 2. Catholic Missionaries in the Estado Da India and their Insights into Indian Culture, Science, Medicine, Life and Manners/Charles J. Borges 3. Konkan Conquered for Christ by Priests of the Society of Jesus: Some Socio-cultural Expressions/Pratima Kamat 4. The Daily Life of Viceroy Count of Sarzedas in Goa 1655-1656/Artur Teodoro de Matos 5. Education in Goa During the 18 Century: Influences, Agents and Results/Maria de Jesus dos Martires Lopes 6. Feeding Status: Food and Social Stratification in Goa/Rosa Maria Perez II. MEDICINE, BOTANY: 7. Difference and Interaction: 15-16 Century Portuguese Contact with Indian Medicine/Aloka Parasher-Sen 8. Portuguese Sources and New World Plant Introductions in India/Jaweed Ashraf 9. The Iberian Expansion and the Fortune of Indian Plants in the West/Luis Filipe F.R. Thomaz 10. Indo-Portuguese Connections: Botanical Perspective/S.K. Jain 11. DeSilva Family of Portugal and its Contribution to Unani Medicine/Syed Zillur Rahman 12. Firanga-Roga: Portuguese Influence on Indian Medicine/Srabani Sen III. PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY, CARTOGRAPHY, MARINE ARCHAEOLOGY: 13. Physical Geography of Bengal in 16 Century as Perceived Through Portuguese Writings/Aparajita Basu 14. Portuguese and Coastal India: Impact and Interactions/K.S. Behera 15. From River to Sea Catching the Monsoon: Concepts of the Maritime Cultural Landscape/Christer Westerdahl 16. Recent Discoveries of Portuguese Shipwrecks: New Missing Links in the Origin of the Iberian-Atlantic Shipbuilding Tradition/Francisco Alves and Filipe Castro 17. A Maratha Map of South India/P.P. Gogate and B. Arunachalam 18. Cartographic Knowledge of India in Late 15 Century Portugal/Inacio Guerreiro 19. Pandarane, an Important Harbour on the Coast of Malabar/Jose Manuel Malhao Pereira 20. Physics of the Sea for Seafarers/C.S. Murty and M.P. Tapaswi Vol. II: IV. ASTRONOMY, NAVIGATION, I Printed Pages: 866. 19 x 25 cm.
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