Originally published in 1909, this book contains a careful dissection and analysis of european travellers in India's narratives; the author has striven throughout to regard the various characters who flit across the following pages in the light as much of adventures and pioneers as of collectors of social and political facts - in other words, the author has tried to preserve in their narrative as much as they could of the large amount of humna interest which naturally invests the subject, and animates the writings, of these early wanderers in India.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Three Fifteenth Century Pioneers. 3. The Coming of the Portuguese. 4. The Evidence for Southern India of Portuguese and Italian Travellers. 5. The Portuguese Missionary Travellers. 6. The First Englishmen in India. 7. Linschoten - Pyrard de Laval - Pietro della Valle. 8. English Ambassadors at the Court of Jahangir. 9. Other English Visitors to the Court of Jahangir. 10. Provincial Travellers in the Reigns of Jahangir and Shah Jahan. 11. Tavernier and Thevenot. 12. Francois Bernier. 13. Niccolao Manucci. 14. Dr John Fryer and Dr Gemelli Careri. Miscellaneous Travellers in the Reign of Aurangzib.