French East India Company &
the Trade of the Indian Ocean

A Collection of Essays by Indrani Ray

Edited By Lakshmi Subramanian
July 1999
Munshiram Publishers
ISBN: 8121508657
286 p.
$29.50 Cloth

This book deals mainly with the trade situation in India among competing imperial powers in the country in the 17th and 18th Centuries. In his essays, the late Indrani Ray analyzes often-neglected French sources from this time period and comes to a conclusion that tends to reinforce some of the better known propositions the nature and orientation of pre-modern Indian trade and the making of its material context.


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