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jan 3, 1510 - Albuquerque acquired Goa from Sultan of Bijapur

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1) The principal port of Sultan of Bijapur became the first bit of Indian territory to be under European since the time of Alexander the Great.
2) Portuguese men took Indian wives.
3) In Goa and northern provinces they became landlords.
4) Built roads, irrigation systems
5) Introduced new crops - tobacco and cashew nut, better plantation varieties of coconut.
6) An interesting feature of his rule was abolishion of sati.

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Date:

jan 3, 1510
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~ 509 years ago
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