Asked in India
Did Calicut India trade spices?
Who discovered calicut India?
Vasco da Gama of Portugal 'discovered' Calicut in 1498 A.D. This is however a misnomer. Trade with India was prevalent since ancient times. However, with the Arab reign over middle east, trade between India and Europe was regulated (and restricted) by the Arabs. Hence there was a motivation for Europeans to discover an alternate (sea-bound) route to the Indian subcontinent, which da Gama successfully did in 1498, when he landed at Calicut. Trade between India (Calicut included) and Europe however persisted for centuries before this as well.
What traders controlled the flow of spices from Asia?
Who led the Portuguese expedition in India?
The first explorers from Portugal arrived in Calicut, Kerala in India in 1498 led by the explorer Vasco da Gama in search for new trade routes and the famed Indian spices. It was the first time that someone traveled from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. The trip was authorized by the Portuguese Crown in search for more resources and to consolidate their hold on the Indian ocean trade network.
Asked in History of England, History of India
Why did the Europeans come to India- answer in brief?
Asked in Portugal, Oceans and Seas, Indian Ocean
Which two countries challenged Portuguese domination of the Indian Ocean trade network by establishing ports on the coast of India?
What information influenced Christopher Columbus to sail westward in an attempt to find China or India?