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The site covers books from 1531 to 2016, with full-text copies of hundreds of titles that appeared before 1939 and short critical summaries of the most important items written by international experts. The books published after 1954 included here, all relate back to the period before that year, including to the 267-year period between 1668 and 1954 when the French nation had a trading presence in India. Presenting them in chronological order, this site shows books in history and fascinating recurring tropes in French-language representations of India.

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