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Study Of Indo - Portuguese Architecture On The East And West Coast Of India

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Ar.Tony Marcel Nisha, Dr.P.Jayasudha



Cross-cultural composition, Colonial architecture, Goa, Indo-Portuguese architecture, Local culture, Manapad, Portuguese colonization.



The Portuguese were the lead explorers in maritime trading and colonization during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. They colonized many areas along the coasts of Brazil, Africa, India, Sri Lanka, China and the Far East. The colonial architecture of Portuguese reflects the cross-cultural aspects of both Portuguese culture and the local culture of the colonies. The Portuguese gained knowledge and experience as they travelled from one place to another but preserved their traditional building typology. The resultant architecture is an amalgamation of both traditional building prototype and the addition of local cultural influences to it. In India, the Portuguese left their mark in many cities through their religion, language, lifestyle, art and architecture. Indo-Portuguese architecture is a perfect example of the cross-cultural miscegenation of Portuguese culture and Indian culture. This paper aims at understanding the degree of cross-cultural composition in Indo Portuguese Architecture through case examples



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