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A Colonial Affair: Commerce, Conversion, and Scandal in French India
(Cornell University Press, 2017)
Early in the eighteenth century, in the French colony of Pondichéry, India, a man’s life was thrust into turmoil. A Tamil commercial broker named Nayiniyappa, the colony’s most powerful local man, was arrested, swiftly ...
The Currency of Kinship: Trading Families and Trading on Family in Colonial French India
(Johns Hopkins Univ Press, 2014)
In the French colony of Pondichéry, French and local actors alike drew on the shared idiom of kinship to strategically advance their political and commercial agendas. Recent scholarship has shown that the structures of ...