Interesting Facts About Portuguese Rule in India

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    Interesting Facts About Portuguese Rule in India

    Interesting Facts About Portuguese Rule in India

    Interesting Facts About Portuguese Rule in India

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    EVEN BEFORE MUGHALS

     

    EVEN BEFORE MUGHALS

    Portuguese came to India even before the Mughals. Vasco da Gama landed at Calicut on 21st May 1498 and Mughals came after 1526.

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    TOBACCO

    Tobacco was first brought to India by Portuguese merchants 400 years ago.

    Tobacco was first brought to India by Portuguese merchants 400 years ago.

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    BOMBAY AS DOWRY

    In AD 1661, the king of Portugal gave Bombay to Charles II of England as dowry when Charles II married Catherine Braganza

    In AD 1661, the king of Portugal gave Bombay to Charles II of England as dowry when Charles II married Catherine Braganza

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    PRINTING PRESS

    The first printing press in India was set up by the Portuguese at Goa in AD 1556

    The first printing press in India was set up by the Portuguese at Goa in AD 1556

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    VASCO DA GAMA

    Vasco da Gama visited India three times and was buried at Fort Kochi.

    Vasco da Gama visited India three times and was buried at Fort Kochi.

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    INDIA FREED GOA

    Even after Independence, the Portuguese refused to leave goa. Then in 1961, the Indian army invaded the state. After 36 hours of air, sea, and land strikes by the army, they signed the

    Even after Independence, the Portuguese refused to leave goa. Then in 1961, the Indian army invaded the state.

    After 36 hours of air, sea, and land strikes by the army, they signed the “instrument of surrender”, handing over Goan territory to India.

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