Robert H. Taylor ed., The Idea of Freedom in Asia and Africa . Stanford, CA (Stanford University Press) 2002. xii + 329 pp. ISBN 0-804-74514-5.

@article{Lofkrantz2003RobertHT,
  title={Robert H. Taylor ed., The Idea of Freedom in Asia and Africa . Stanford, CA (Stanford University Press) 2002. xii + 329 pp. ISBN 0-804-74514-5.},
  author={J. Lofkrantz},
  journal={Itinerario},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={114 - 117}
}
picture of the life of the VOC people in Coromandel. On the other hand, they skew the picture of life in that place. The person always referred to in the Dutch sources as 'the Governor of Coromandel' was only the governor of the Dutch factories on the Coromandel coast. The remainder was governed by Nayakas, Persians, Brahmins and other Asians, and a few enclaves by other Europeans. In such a perspective (featured in many a 'VOC book' that has come out in the Netherlands lately), the Asian… Expand