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By K M Panikkar

Eightvo. 350 pp, record of b&w illustrations, checklist of three fold-out maps, advent, half I. THE AGE OF enlargement, 1498-1750: 1. India and the Indian Ocean; 2. China and Japan. half II. THE AGE OF CONQUEST, 1750-1858: 1. India and the Islands; 2. China. half III. THE AGE OF EMPIRE, 1858-1914: 1. India; 2. China; three. Japan; four. South-East Asia; five. Siam. half IV. RUSSIA AND THE some distance EAST: 1. earlier than the Revolution; 2. Asia and the Russian Revolution. half V. EUROPE IN RETREAT, 1918-1939: 1. the eu Civil battle and its results; 2. India; three. China; four. Japan; five. in other places in Asia. half VI. THE restoration OF ASIA: 1. basic; 2. India; three. Japan; four. China; five. The Lesser international locations of Asia; half VII. CHRISTIAN MISSIONS: Christian Missions. half VIII. ORIENTAL impacts IN EUROPE: 1. Cultural affects; 2. The affects on ecu concept; end; index. 5th impact, 1961. pink fabric.

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Be remembered that Malacca at this period of history was a great international port. Its natural situation made it the key of the Pacific Ocean. As the main entrepot of the trade of the Archipelago, of It should the rare spices that grew in Java, Moluccas and other islands, it was regularly frequented by ships from China and Japan in the east, India, Persia, Arabia and Egypt in the west. ' As we have noticed earlier the Sultans of Malaya had, after Cheng Ho's expedition, accepted the suzerainty of the Chinese Emperor and paid regular tribute to the Son of Heaven in Peking.

The next stage in the mission ofPortugal was the Treaty ofTrodesflhas signed on June 9, 1494. By this treaty Portugal and Spain fixed a line 370 leagues west of Cape Verde Islands as the demarcation of their thus respective zones. This was confirmed by Pope Alexander VI and two the of discoveries between the became the final line of division Iberian States. In the meantime, the naval expeditions on the lines set by Prince Henry were making progress. In 1487 Bartholomeu Dias had discovered the 'Cape of Tempests', renamed justly as the Cape of Good Hope, and had reached the Indian Ocean.

So far as the east coast of Africa was concerned, the voyage up to Mozambique presented no great difficulties. In the actual crossing of the Indian Ocean the captain-general was guided by an Indian pilot whom the King of Milindi had placed at his disposal. It should be remembered that the Indian Ocean, including the entire coast of Africa, had been explored centuries They knew ago by Indian navigators. Indian ships frequented the East African ports and certainly knew Madagascar. Whether they had rounded the Cape and sailed up the west coast is not known with any certainty.

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