French India


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French India,

former overseas territory of France in India, composed of the coastal enclaves of Pondichéry (now Puducherry), Karikal (now Karaikal), Yanaon (now Yanam), and Mahé (now Mahe) in the south and the inland trade settlement of Chandannagar near Kolkata (Calcutta). They were administered from the capital at Pondichéry. For the later history of the territory, see PuducherryPuducherry
, formerly Pondicherry
or Pondichéry
, union territory (2001 provisional pop. 973,829), 183 sq mi (474 sq km), India. It comprises the noncontiguous enclaves of former French India: Puducherry (formerly Pondicherry or Pondichéry) and
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French India

a former French overseas territory in India, including Chandernagore and Pondicherry: restored to India between 1949 and 1954
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Marsh argues that the loss of a physical French India was offset by the creation of a hypothetical one, one that served two important functions.
The following chapter, "Mythical India," reveals how French writers and musicians elevated French India to mythical status, where French munificence is contrasted with British brutality.
Because this site was located in French India, outside his jurisdiction as Director General of the Archaeological Survey of India, Wheeler was required for administrative reasons to produce a far greater number of traces of his work.
La Bourdonnais, Dupleix's associate and rival in French India, followed a different path to success and notoriety.
He even contemplated moving the capital of French India to Chandernagore, subordinating Pondichery to it, and serving as governor for life.
They were made for the French India Company in 1732 and used during the Battle of Quebec.