Fort Cochin in Kerala, 1750-1830: The social condition of a Dutch community in an Indian milieu

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    This study of the early modern fortress town of Cochin in India, based on the rarely used VOC archival deposits in the Tamilnadu State Archives in Chennai (Madras), provides an intimate portrait of a Dutch urban community of East India Company servants and their dependents living within the larger social environment of the Malabar coast. It shows how between 1750 and 1830 the population of this Dutch settlement had adapted itself to the fundamental political and economic changes that occurred as a result of local state formation processes, the demise of the Dutch East India Company, and the change of regime that occurred when English administration was imposed on Fort Cochin in 1795.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationLeiden
    PublisherMartinus Nijhoff/Brill
    Number of pages317
    ISBN (Print)9004190252, 9789004168169, 9789004190252, 9004168168
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Publication series

    NameTANAP monographs on the history of Asian-European interaction
    Volumev. 13
    ISSN (Print)1871-6938


    • Fort Cochin (Cochin, India)
    • Community life
    • Social conditions
    • Cochin
    • Kerala (India)
    • History
    • Ethnic relations
    • Social change
    • Cochin (India)
    • Dutch
    • Nederlandsche Oost-Indische Compagnie
    • India

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