Souls, Spices and Sex The  Struggle for European Ascendancy in Portuguese India (1510 – 1961)

This book is about Afonso de Albuquerque’s grand dream of creating in Asia a community of people who would be loyal to the Portuguese crown

About the Book

This book is about Afonso de Albuquerque’s grand dream of creating in Asia a community of people who would be loyal to the Portuguese crown not just politically, but emotionally as well.

Albuquerque had conceived a three pronged attack on Goan identity: conversion to Christianity, annihilation of the native language and the mixing of the blood.

Once these three roots of identity – religion, language and race – were severed, Albuquerque expected Goans to be a lost people, naturally gravitating towards a Portuguese identity.

About the Author

Prof. L. A. Rodrigues was a teacher of Portuguese at the Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar.

160p/Paperback/5.5×8.5

About the Author
Lourdino Alberto Rodrigues

Prof. L. A. Rodrigues was a teacher of Portuguese at the Dhempe College of Arts and Science, Miramar.