POULAMI AICH MUKHERJEE
Imperial Hegemony & Spice-Rich Kerala
Taking a journey through the historic past, the present study tracks how these spices from the coasts of Kerala made their way into distant Europe, and became a catalyst of some of the greatest adventures in human history. The discovery of maritime routes and new lands, while facilitating inter-continental and cross-cultural movements, also extended Europe’s commercial traffic to the remotest parts the world. The competition for spice trade triggered a fierce competition among the seafaring powers for the imperial control over the Indian Ocean routes and the spice-producing regions, eventually culminating in the colonization of India. ell researched and amply illustrated.
220 pages, 1st edition