P19


Visions of Portuguese India, Portuguese visions of India, 16th-18th centuries 
Convenors:
Antonella Viola (FCSH, UAç and Universidade Nova)
Hakim Ikhlef (European University Institute)
Location:
C301
Start time:
27 July, 2012 at 14:00 (UTC+0)
Session slots:
1

Short Abstract:

The panel focuses on visions of India, understood as perceptions and portrayals of different aspects of Indian social, economic, political and artistic life. It seeks to tackle the multiple models of representation through which India has been depicted during the Early Modern Time.

Long Abstract

The panel focuses on visions of India, understood as perceptions and portrayals of different aspects of Indian social, economic, political and artistic life. More specifically, the panel deals with representations of Portuguese India as produced by external observers on the one hand, and with representations of India produced by the Portuguese themselves. The analysis of the converging and diverging visions of India serves the purpose of discussing how images and perceptions have been shaped, used and circulated, producing a stratified and complex narrative about India. The panel's overriding goal is to tackle the multiple models of representation through which India has been perceived and depicted during the Early Modern period.

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