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In modern times India was invaded by the Europeans. The Portuguese, The Dutch, The English and The French. The Portuguese are the 1st to come to India. Finally, it was the British who remained in India.

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Advent of Europeans(15th & 16th Cent.)Introduction:In modern times India was invaded by the Europeans. The Portuguese, The Dutch, The English and The French. The Portuguese are the 1st to come to India. Finally, it was the British who remained in India.There were several factors which made the Europeans come to India. The capturing of Constantinople by the Ottoman Trucks in 1453, the demand for spices of the east in Europe and the monopoly of the Arabs over trade & commerce in the East.Portuguese:When Vasco-da-Gama landed at Calicut on 21st may 1498, the sea route to India was discovered. Thus came the Portuguese to India. Vasco-da-Gama was well-received by the Zamorin of Calicut Mana Vikramma. When Vasco-da-Gama went back he carried with him products of the East. He returned to India two more times.The Government of Portugal established the Portuguese Trading Company to regulate trade and commerce. The company was to function under a Viceroy. Francisco De Almeida became the 1st Portuguese Viceroy in India. He initiated the Blue Water Policy, which aimed at the Portuguese Mastery of the Sea. And confined Portuguese relationship with India only for the purpose of trade & commerce.Alfonzo-De-Albuquerque (1509-1550):Alfonzo-De-Albuquerque the greatest Portuguese Viceroy in India. The Portuguese trading centres which were confined to Calicut & Cochin, were now extended to other places under Albuquerque. He conquered Goa in 1510 from the Sultan of Bijapur. West Asia

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