A Colonial Affair : Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India / Danna Agmon.Material type: BookPublisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, Copyright date: ©2017Description: 1 online resource : 5 b&w halftones, 1 map.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781501713071.Subject(s): French -- India -- Puducherry (Union Territory) -- History -- 18th century | Early American & Colonial History | Europe | HISTORY / Europe / FranceDDC classification: 954.86029 Online resources: Open Access | Cover
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- The Actors -- Introduction -- Part One: The World of the Affair -- Chapter 1. The Elusive Origins of a Colonial Scandal -- Chapter 2. Kinship as Politics -- Part Two: The Unfolding of the Affair -- Chapter 3. The Denial of Language -- Chapter 4. Conflict at Court -- Part Three: The Afterlives of the Affair -- Chapter 5. Between Paris and Pondichéry -- Chapter 6. Archiving the Affair -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Index
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A Colonial Affair traces the 1716 conviction of Nayiniyappa, a Tamil commercial agent employed by the French East India Company, for tyranny and sedition, and his subsequent public torture, the loss of his wealth, the exile of his family, and his ultimate exoneration. Danna Agmon's gripping microhistory is a vivid guide to the "Nayiniyappa Affair" in the French colony of Pondicherry, India. The surprising and shifting fates of Nayiniyappa and his family form the basis of this story of global mobilization, which is replete with merchants, missionaries, local brokers, government administrators, and even the French royal family. Agmon's compelling account draws readers into the social, economic, religious, and political interactions that defined the European colonial experience in India and elsewhere. Her portrayal of imperial sovereignty in France's colonies as it played out in the life of one beleaguered family allows readers to witness interactions between colonial officials and locals. Students and scholars of the history of colonialism, religion, capitalism, and law will find Agmon's narrative of European imperialism of great interest.
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