Architects of empire | Curio

Architects of empire

25 mins | Jan 20, 2020

Jesuit's knew the truth about the horrors of European empire so why did their writing glorify it? Author and professor Ananya Chakravarti analyses the role of Jesuits in the Portuguese empire, and why despite them knowing the harsh truths of its rule in India and Brazil, their writings still rendered it grandiose and sacred.

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