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Canonization (1624)

Pamila Gupta

in The relic state: St Francis Xavier and the politics of ritual in Portuguese India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090615
eISBN:
9781781708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090615.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

In 1624 the Estado da Índia and the Society of Jesus jointly staged a reception to honour Francis Xavier's recent papal canonization (1622), a celebration that was markedly different from the small ... More


Commemoration (1952)

Pamila Gupta

in The relic state: St Francis Xavier and the politics of ritual in Portuguese India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090615
eISBN:
9781781708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090615.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The central focus in the sixth chapter is the “Solemn Exposition” of 1952 since it represents the last in a series of commemorations of this saint's biography—fittingly, a commemoration of (Xavier's) ... More


Resurrection (1859)

Pamila Gupta

in The relic state: St Francis Xavier and the politics of ritual in Portuguese India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090615
eISBN:
9781781708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090615.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Ritual practice in 1859 continued the Portuguese pattern of staging "Solemn Expositions" that had been initiated in 1782 amidst circulating rumours that Xavier's corpse had been removed by members of ... More


Secularization (1782)

Pamila Gupta

in The relic state: St Francis Xavier and the politics of ritual in Portuguese India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090615
eISBN:
9781781708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090615.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The fourth chapter explores the ritual contours of Xavier’s “First Solemn Exposition” which was staged in 1782. It addresses the increasing "secularization" of Xavier as he becomes a symbol and agent ... More


Portuguese Migration and Settlement in Asia

Malyn Newitt

in Emigration and the Sea: An Alternative History of Portugal and the Portuguese

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190263935
eISBN:
9780190492168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263935.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter follows the story of the Portuguese in Asia—the soldiers, officials and missionaries who established the Estado da India in the sixteenth century. The Portuguese established fortified ... More


Letters from a Sinking Sultan

Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam

in Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.003.0002
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter concerns one of the forerunners and eventual targets of the Mughals, namely the Sultanate of Gujarat. It seeks to contribute to the renewal of a broad diplomatic history upheld and ... More


The Deccan Frontier and Mughal Expansion, Circa 1600

Muzaffar Alam and Sanjay Subrahmanyam

in Writing the Mughal World: Studies on Culture and Politics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158114
eISBN:
9780231527903
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158114.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter explores the history of the management of the Deccan frontier of the Mughals in the late sixteenth century. In order to comprehend the nature of this frontier, we must bear in mind a ... More


The relic state: St Francis Xavier and the politics of ritual in Portuguese India

Pamila Gupta

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090615
eISBN:
9781781708002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090615.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This book is a study of the complex nature of colonial and missionary power in Portuguese India. Written as a historical ethnography, it explores the evolving shape of a series of Catholic festivals ... More


Utopian Dreamers and Colonial Disasters

Kevin P. McDonald

in Pirates, Merchants, Settlers, and Slaves: Colonial America and the Indo-Atlantic World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780520282902
eISBN:
9780520958784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520282902.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 4 traces the early European attempts to colonize Madagascar and the promotional materials that accompanied these efforts, including pamphlets, poetry, and paintings. These schemes explicitly ... More


Conclusion: Xavier and the Portuguese colonial legacy

Pamila Gupta

in The relic state: St Francis Xavier and the politics of ritual in Portuguese India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719090615
eISBN:
9781781708002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090615.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The last chapter explores some of the contours of Goa’s postcolonial imaginary, including the author’s ethnographic encounters with Xavier both in the archive and the field, the extraordinary and the ... More


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