An Historical Sketch of Goa, the Metropolis of the Portuguese Settlements in India: With an Account of the Present State of that Celebrated City, and of the Surrounding Territories Under Its Immediate Jurisdiction, Collected from the Most Authentic Sources

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Page 10 - ... plausible, the city must have been hardly three-quarters of a mile in length, and not a quarter in breadth. Soon after the migration of the Moors, the empire of the Deccan having undergone a new division of government by the advice of Mulek-ul-Tijur, Goa fell to the lot of Fukhir-ul-Moolk ; but in 1486 a certain officer named Bahadur Gelauce, got the command of the town by intrigue and violence. In 1495, that usurper having been slain in a battle against Mahmood, Emperor of the Deccan, the government...
Page 1 - ... year 1797. 8vo London, 1799 Junigo (de Biervillas), Voyage de la Cote de Malabar. (2 parts in) 1 vol. 8vo Paris, 1786 Kindersley (Mrs.), Letters from the Island of Teneriffe, Brazil, Cape of Good Hope, and the East Indies. 8vo. London, 1777 Kloguen (Rev. Denis L. Cottineau de), An Historical Sketch of Goa, the Metropolis of the Portuguese Settlements in India, with an account of the present state of that celebrated city. 8vo. Madras, 1831 Leaves from the Journal of a Subaltern during the Campaign...
Page 7 - Bhamani Emperor of the Deccan, took the island of Goa from Humrajee, regent of Beejanuger, who governed that kingdom during the minority of the sons of Severoy. The Deccanese monarch ordered great rejoicings on this occasion, and rendered great honours to his Minister. At his request he gave the government of the new conquered place to Kishwer Khan, one of his officers who had distinguished himself in the conquest. Three years after, Perkna, Rajah of Belgoan, at the instigation of the regent of Beejanuger,...
Page 11 - ... spy and an impostor, and was taken to Portugal, where he embraced the Christian religion, and having had Gama himself for his godfather, took the name of Gaspar de Gama. The story of this Jew is certain, and this circumstance, related by the Portuguese, seems to contradict the account of Ferishta ; but besides that the Jew, having been an impostor, might have said what he pleased, and given any name to the pretended King of Goa, it is not impossible that the Portuguese authors have disfigured...
Page 8 - Miguel Oum, at the head of the Mahometans of Onor, persecuted by the Rajah of that place, who was tributary to Beejanuger, retired to «Goa under the protection of the Deccanese Sovereign, who professed the same religion. It is then that Goa was built in its present place ; for before that period, the town stood near two miles to the Southward, about the centre of the Island, and nearer to the Southern shore. Of thai first town there remain at present but some wretched hovels around the parochial...
Page 100 - Archbishop goes out on festivals and public purposes, he is always preceded by a young clergyman, bearing a large silver cross. Like the Governor, he has only two sorts of conveyances, a Palki after the Bombay fashion, and a boat suitably painted and ornamented. In the first case...
Page 9 - Goa, the walls thereof were still standing, though the gates had t»een pulled down to facilitate the communication with the new built part of the city. He informs us that the walls of Goa, built by the Mahometans, were defended by a dry ditch, but he does not describe the exact extent of the ancient town ; he only says that in his time it was twice larger. However, from what he and other travellers say, and from my own...
Page 102 - December, the canons of the cathedral and deputations of the convents, come hither in procession, after the high mass of the cathedral is over, and before that of the church commences, bringing back the reliquary of the Saint, which is carried to the cathedral on the eve of the vespers, by the members of a confraternity attached to this parish. The number of its communicants amount to twenty-four.

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