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Author Agmon, Danna, 1977- author.

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

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Note Print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
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.
Subject Compagnie des Indes orientales -- History.
Compagnie des Indes orientales. (OCoLC)fst00582898
Puducherry (India : Union Territory) -- History -- 18th century.
French -- India -- Puducherry (Union Territory) -- History -- 18th century.
HISTORY -- Asia -- India & South Asia.
HISTORY -- Europe -- France.
French. (OCoLC)fst00934209
India -- Puducherry (Union Territory) (OCoLC)fst01864809
Chronological Term 1700-1799
Genre/Form Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Other Form: Print version: Agmon, Danna, 1977- Colonial affair. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017 9781501709937 (DLC) 2017008830
ISBN 9781501713064 (epub/mobi)
9781501713071 (pdf)

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