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The Resource A Colonial Affair : Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India, Danna Agmon, (electronic resource)

A Colonial Affair : Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India, Danna Agmon, (electronic resource)

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A Colonial Affair : Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India
Title
A Colonial Affair
Title remainder
Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India
Statement of responsibility
Danna Agmon
Creator
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
A Colonial Affair traces the 1716 conviction of Nayiniyappa, a Tamil commercial agent employed by the French East India Company, for tyranny and sedition, and his subsequent public torture, the loss of his wealth, the exile of his family, and his ultimate exoneration. Danna Agmon's gripping microhistory is a vivid guide to the "Nayiniyappa Affair" in the French colony of Pondicherry, India. The surprising and shifting fates of Nayiniyappa and his family form the basis of this story of global mobilization, which is replete with merchants, missionaries, local brokers, government administrators, and even the French royal family. Agmon's compelling account draws readers into the social, economic, religious, and political interactions that defined the European colonial experience in India and elsewhere. Her portrayal of imperial sovereignty in France's colonies as it played out in the life of one beleaguered family allows readers to witness interactions between colonial officials and locals. Students and scholars of the history of colonialism, religion, capitalism, and law will find Agmon's narrative of European imperialism of great interest.--
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DE-B1597
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Agmon, Danna,
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other
Language note
In English
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Open Access e-Books
Target audience
specialized
Label
A Colonial Affair : Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India, Danna Agmon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.degruyter.com/doi/book/10.7591/9781501713071
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 2. Kinship as Politics
  • Part Two: The Unfolding of the Affair
  • Chapter 3. The Denial of Language
  • Chapter 4. Conflict at Court
  • Part Three: The Afterlives of the Affair
  • Chapter 5. Between Paris and Pondichéry
  • Chapter 6. Archiving the Affair
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Actors
  • Introduction
  • Part One: The World of the Affair
  • Chapter 1. The Elusive Origins of a Colonial Scandal
Control code
9781501713071
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501713071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501713071
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974796316
Label
A Colonial Affair : Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India, Danna Agmon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.degruyter.com/doi/book/10.7591/9781501713071
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Chapter 2. Kinship as Politics
  • Part Two: The Unfolding of the Affair
  • Chapter 3. The Denial of Language
  • Chapter 4. Conflict at Court
  • Part Three: The Afterlives of the Affair
  • Chapter 5. Between Paris and Pondichéry
  • Chapter 6. Archiving the Affair
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • The Actors
  • Introduction
  • Part One: The World of the Affair
  • Chapter 1. The Elusive Origins of a Colonial Scandal
Control code
9781501713071
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501713071
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7591/9781501713071
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)974796316

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