Unit – 1
Advent of the Europeans
▶To know about the kinds of sources of modern India
▶To understand the Portuguese trade interests in India
▶To understand the impact of Portuguese and Dutch presence in India
▶To know the colonial settlements of Denmark
▶To know the arrival and settlement of English and French East India Companies
Many of the foreign travellers, traders, missionaries and civil servants who came to India in the 18th and 19th centuries have left accounts of their experiences and their impressions of various parts of the country. To know the events of modern period, we have abundant sources at the international, national, and regional level.