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Tango0127 Aug 2019 10:04 p.m. PST

"This book explores how European, particularly French, adventurers shaped early modern India. It highlights the significant contributions of these adventurers in social, political, economic, and intellectual life of north India in the 18th and the 19th centuries. The author examines how the French adventurers played a key role in bringing Western science and ideas to a polity in flux. He examines the role of individuals like René Madec, Sombre, De Boigne, Perron, Gentil, Canaple, Delamarr, Sonson, and Pedrose, who made instrumental contributions in modernising armies of pre-modern states in South Asia. The volume also underlines how French adventurers' commercial networks developing from their enterprises opened up markets in the heartlands of north India for European consumers. Further, it brings to the fore intellectual pursuits of the leading French figures such as Anquetil Duperron, Polier, Gentil, De Boigne, and Perron, whose engagement with Indian literature opened a new chapter framing studies of the Occident."


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marco56 Supporting Member of TMP28 Aug 2019 9:27 a.m. PST

This was posted by you on July 17th.

Tango0128 Aug 2019 12:09 p.m. PST

Oh!… I'm getting old too faster… (smile)


Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2019 6:37 a.m. PST

As I mentioned then, this looks a fascinating book, but ouch, pricey!

Tango0129 Aug 2019 12:09 p.m. PST



Prince of Essling29 Aug 2019 2:32 p.m. PST

Below covers 1785-1849:

European Adventurers Of Northern India
by C. Grey.
Publication date 1929
Collection digitallibraryindia; JaiGyan
Language English
PDF link

Sorry better copy at PDF link

Also useful covering 1783 to 1803

A Particular Account Of The European Military Adventurers Of Hindustan
by Compton,herbert Comp.
Publication date 1892
Collection digitallibraryindia; JaiGyan
Language English
PDF link

Personal logo Silurian Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2019 6:52 a.m. PST

Thanks for those Prince of Essling. I'm enjoying "A Particular Account…"

Tango0130 Aug 2019 12:30 p.m. PST

Thanks also!.


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