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A colonial affair : commerce, conversion, and scandal in French India, Danna Agmon

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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
Subject
Language
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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1977-
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Agmon, Danna
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Compagnie des Indes orientales
  • French
Label
A colonial affair : commerce, conversion, and scandal in French India, Danna Agmon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The elusive origins of a colonial scandal -- Kinship as politics -- The denial of language -- Conflict at court -- Between Paris and Pondichéry -- Archiving the affair
Control code
ocn974567660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 217 pages
Isbn
9781501709937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027443547
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)974567660
Label
A colonial affair : commerce, conversion, and scandal in French India, Danna Agmon
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The elusive origins of a colonial scandal -- Kinship as politics -- The denial of language -- Conflict at court -- Between Paris and Pondichéry -- Archiving the affair
Control code
ocn974567660
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 217 pages
Isbn
9781501709937
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027443547
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)974567660

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