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It houses the St. Mary's church the oldest Anglican Church in India which was built in 1680 and the tombstones in its courtyard are the oldest British tombstones in India.
This erstwhile French colony on the east coast of South India merged with the rest of the country in 1954.
Called the Silicon Valley of India for its growing software industry, it is also known as the city of draught beer.
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  French India - LoveToKnow 1911
FRENCH INDIA, a general name for the French possessions in India - on the Coromandel coast, Pondicherry, Karikal and Yanaon; on the Malabar coast, Mahe; and in Bengal, Chandernagore.
By decree of the 25th of January 1879 French India was provided with an elective general council and elective local councils.
The first French expedition to India is believed to have taken place in the reign of Francis I., when two ships were fitted out by some merchants of Rouen to trade in eastern seas; they sailed from Havre in that year and were never afterwards heard of.
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 India - French Relations in 1998
A Coordination Committee would be established in New Delhi comprising in particular two representatives of the Ministry of Industry, Government of India on the Indian side, and the Head of the Economics, Trade and Finance Commission and the Counsellor for Scientific and Technical Cooperation of the French Embassy in New Delhi on the French side.
He informed the French delegation that there had been a steady growth in anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations against India by the EU, with India being the target of 6 EC investigations during 1997 out of the 45 new investigations initiated during the year and 5 of its exports facing definitive anti-dumping duties.
India and France have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for co-operation in specific areas of bio-technology.
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India is covered over with a network of railways, along which the chief business centres and the chief objects of interest for the traveller are situated -- the rest being accessible by journeys of a few miles by tonga along decent roads.
India consists of eight ecclesiastical provinces, seven of which are in the peninsula and the eighth in Ceylon.
India is rich in archælogical monuments of various kinds, and presents a remarkable variety of architectural works of highest excellence, embodying the history of the past.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: States of India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
India and Pakistan contested for control of the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir; the state had a Muslim majority, but its Hindu ruler acceded to India.
India is referred to as the largest democracy in the world, by virtue of the fact that it has the largest electing population among democratic countries.
India's climate is strongly influenced by the Himalayas and the Thar Desert.
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 France dumps Clemenceau on India in deliberate violation of international law: Greenpeace
Greenpeace reminded the French Government of its obligations to honour the Convention, when activists boarded the Clemenceau on December 12, 2005 and unfurled a banner from its mast, stating "Asbestos carrier.
Officials from Technopure, the company contracted by the French Government for decontaminating the ship before it was dispatched to India, have gone on public record to confirm that the Clemenceau bears as much as 500 tonnes of asbestos, a far cry from the 45 to 50 tonnes that the French Government has admitted to.
The French Government must fulfil its obligations under the Basel Convention and take full responsibility for the proper decontamination of the Clemenceau, instead of dumping it in ship-breaking yards in India or elsewhere.
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 French East India Company Summary
With the decline of the Mogul Empire, the French decided to intervene in Indian political affairs to protect their interests, notably by forging alliances with local rulers in south India.
From 1741 the French under Joseph François Dupleix pursued an aggressive policy against both the Indians and the English until they ultimately were defeated by Robert Clive.
French West Africa (Côte d'Ivoire, Dahomey, French Sudan (Mali), Guinea, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Upper Volta) and French Togoland and James Island (The Gambia)
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Yanam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1723 Yanam was the third French colony established in India.
French India is a general name for the former French possessions in India.
The district lies in the delta of Godavari River, the town is situated where the river meets its tributary Koringa River, 9 kilometers from the Bay of Bengal coast.
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 Global Financial Data
Hence, India was on a bimetallic standard from around January 1, 1836 to December 31, 1852, on a silver standard from January 1, 1853 to June 25, 1893, on a weak Gold Standard from June 26, 1893 to December 31, 1897 and on a Pound Sterling standard from 1898 on.
The Indian Rupee was legal tender in French India, and the Banque de l’Indochine issued the French India Roupiah (INFR) at par with the Indian Rupee.
India occupied Goa on December 19, 1961 and it was formally recognized as part of India on March 16, 1962.
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 French East India Company - HighBeam Encyclopedia
East India Company, French 1664-1769, commercial enterprise planned by Jean Baptiste Colbert and chartered by King Louis XIV for the purpose of trading in the Eastern Hemisphere.
With the decline of the Mughal empire, the French found it necessary to intervene in Indian political affairs to protect their interests.
From 1741 the French under Joseph François Dupleix pursued an aggressive policy against both the Indians and the English until they ultimately suffered defeat by Robert Clive.
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 French Ancestors in India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The French East India Company was formed in 1664, but it was so closely tied with the state that its fortunes rose and fell with the careers of ministers and turns of politics.
Pondicherry fell and the power of the French in India was effectively ended, although a brief resurgence occurred in 1782 under Admiral de Suffren.
The French colonies in India remained separate from British India until Independence came in 1947 and the French voluntarily ceded its former colonies to the new Indian state.
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 FRENCH INDIA - Online Information article about FRENCH INDIA
In addition there are a few " lodges " elsewhere, but they are merely nominal remnants of French factories.
January 1879 French India was provided with an elective general See also:
RICE (Greek 6p6 a, Latin oryza, French riz, Italian riso, Spanish arroz, derived from the Arabic)
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 Eighteenth Century India: French and English Rivalry by Neria Harish Hebbar, MD
Now as a prisoner of the French in Fort St. George, writer Robert Clive analyzed from the motives of Dupleix that all of India was in such political turmoil that it was the right time to attempt imperial conquest and establishment of an empire.
He was soundly defeated by the smaller French force, a tenth of its size, with the discipline of European fighting squad.
Under the command of French lieutenant, Marquis de Bussey, a force marched on Hyderabad and placed Salabat Jang, one of the deceased Nizam’s sons on the throne in Hyderabad.
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 Indiainfo.com -> News -> India -> French CEOs urge India to accelerate reforms
Bangalore: Top CEOs of French companies on February 6 sought acceleration of reforms and better infrastructure in India even as the executives from both nations said they could work together in several sectors to mutual advantage.
While appreciating the opening of the Indian market, the French industry sought confirmation and acceleration of reforms, at a meeting of CEOs from India and France held on the occasion of French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin's visit to Bangalore.
India, Singh said, had registered a growth rate of about six per cent and it would reach eight per cent in the next couple of years.
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 India Heritage :: History :: Modern Period   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although the erstwhile French ruler Louis XII had granted letters of monopoly to French traders as early as 1611, it was only in 1667 that a French company was set up at Surat (Gujarat) with Francis Caron as its Director-General.
It became a permanent French settlement in 1688, and in 1730, Joseph François Dupleix was appointed governor of the city.
India was merely a port of call on their trade route to Europe, which also passed Ceylon(Sri Lanka) and Cape Town (South Africa).
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 Toxic Warship Not Allowed to Disrupt India-France Summit
French President Jacques Chirac began a state visit to India Sunday, and today signed bilateral agreements for civilian nuclear cooperation, space, energy and tourism, with military hardware deals expected in the future.
The Clemenceau was purchased by Shri Ram Vessels situated in the Alang shipbreaking and recycling yard on the Gulf of Cambay in the state of Gujarat not far from the Indian border with Pakistan.
On December 31, 2005 the Clemenceau left the French port of Toulon to be dismantled in Alang.
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France, comprising four enclaves on the Indian subcontinent known officially as Établissements Français de l'Inde (French Establishments in India).
Audio 16 min - Mohandas Gandhi, born in Porbandar, India, on October 2, 1869, was as an important a spiritual leader in India as he was political pioneer.
Mohandas Gandhi, born in Porbandar, India, on October 2, 1869, was as an important a spiritual leader in India as he was political pioneer.
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 French India - Stamp Collecting, Rare Stamps, Postal History
FRENCH INDIA: Scarce Postal Wrapper from Pondicherry to Switzerland, 1897.
FRENCH INDIA 1858 (Dec.) ELS franked with India ½a (Scott Type A7) tied by C111 from Pondicherry to Karkal.
FRENCH INDIA 1858 (Mar.9) ELS franked with India ½a tied by C111 from Pondicherry to Karkal.
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 WHKMLA : History of French India, 1878-1918
French India was given an ELECTIVE GENERAL COUNCIL which had advisory function to the governor.
In 1893 the first POSTAGE STAMPS were issued for the French Establishments in India (Etablissements Francaises dans l'Inde).
In 1901 the population of French India numbered 273,185.
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 French India — Infoplease.com
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).
The small Sikh community of France is asking for help from India's Hindu prime minister to have its traditional turbans exempted from......
Essar Chemicals, part of the Indian Essar Group, and French chemical company Arkema (Paris) are forming a 50:50 joint venture for......
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 Global Financial Data
These enclaves became French territory in 1675, and were occupied by the British from 1793 to 1816.
Coins were first minted in French India (INFR) in 1700, and banknotes were first issued by the Banque de l’Indochine on January 21, 1875.
Indian Rupees were legal tender in French India, and the French India Roupie traded at par to the Indian Rupee.
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 France India Strategic Partnership
French interest was focussed in terms of arms supplies contracts to both India and Pakistan.
French strategic interest in India has been kindled from 1998 when the new government in power initiated events, strategically assertive in nature, in marked contrast to ambiguities and moral posturing of earlier eras.
India should welcome such developments as they arise not from a recognition of India’s erstwhile non-alignment but the strategically assertive policies followed since 1998 and Indian trends now not to shy away from strategic relationships.
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 Pondicherry Monuments - Pondicherry India Monuments - Pondicherry Heritage Monuments : India Line Travel
Pondicherry is nestled on the Eastern seaboard of India and is relatively peaceful with enchanting and fascinating places.
However, French recognition came about a century later, when, in 1870, they paid homage by commissioning two statues -one in France and the other in Pondicherry.
French missionary zeal in the 17th and 18th centuries saw a number of imposing churches built here.
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 Pondicherry Tourism | Pondicherry Places | Your Guide to India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It is a blend of spiritual aura, French colonial heritage, Tamil culture and the cosmopolitan flair of many nationalities in a small but varied town.
The Archaeological section displays a collection of the famous findings from Arekamedu, like Roman pottery, burial urns, etc. The French Gallery is the most interesting part of the museum which has an office and drawing, dining and bed-rooms with furniture typical of French India.
French missionary zeal in the XVII and XVIII Centuries saw a number of grandly embellished churches built in Pondicherry.
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 Main page for SOUTHASIA TIMES
As a result of this treaty, however, the constituent parts of former French India were to remain united as a single administrative unit within the Union of India.
Relatively few of the inhabitants of French India did so and today they and their dependents and offspring number perhaps twenty-five thousand.
French language education results in migration to France, a fairly easy prospect for those holding French citizenship but a great difficulty for those without it.
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 DiscoverIndia Pondicherry   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This French legacy is visible in the well-planned town, neatly laid roads, wide and vibrant beaches, beautiful promenades, architecturally imposing churches and public buildings and statues of Joan of Arc and Josep Francois Dupleix who was the Governor of the French colonies in India from 1742-54.
The third notable Frenchman was Joseph Francois Dupleix, the Governor of French India from 1742-54.
The fourth French personality who made an impact on modern day Pondicherry was 'The Mother', a Paris-born painter-musician and Sri Aurobindo's close companion from 1920 until his death in 1950.
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