Jean-Baptiste Tavernier – Part 1

Born in Paris in 1605, Jean-Baptiste Tavernier was one of the most famous travelers of the 17th century, who pioneered the trade of various commodities with India. It was in 1638 when he began the first of his famous journeys to India, a trip which would last five years. He visited Agra and Golconda in Northern India. He also visited the court of the Great Mogul Emperor in Delhi and his diamond mines, which marked the beginning of Tavernier’s career as a gemstone trader. This Script is by Prof. P. T. Haridas, a historian from Indian Council for historical research.