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'Account of India and a history of the Mughal Empire'

Francisco Pelsaert

Date: Probably 1627

Original Language: Dutch


The Dutch in Batavia (present-day Jakarta) considered the Dutch settlements in Arabia, Persia and India to be western settlements (Westerkwartieren) of the expanded VOC. In the mid-1620s, the central office in Batavia requested that reports be sent from these regions. Within this context, Pelsaert wrote his Remonstrantie, a report from Agra as the central locat…

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Steenbrink, Karel, “ Remonstrantie”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 25 February 2021 <>

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