John Fryer

John Fryer was a British traveller and writer. After studying medicine at Cambridge University, he came to India, where he first worked as a surgeon in the employ of the East India Company. His  book...

Niccolao Manucci

Niccolao Manucci was an Italian traveller whose voluminous memoirs entitled Storio Dor Mogor is one of the most invaluable sources of history of Mughal India. Manucci, who was a mercenary soldier, jo...

François Bernier

François Bernier travelled to Egypt and to India, where he served as physician to the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb. Back in France, he published the very successful Travels in Moghul India. Observations ...

Jean-Baptiste Tavernier – Part 2

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 fi...

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 fi...

Francisco Pelsaert

Francisco Pelsaert officer of the Dutch East India Company sailed for the east in the company’s commercial service and two years later was posted to India as junior merchant. After travelling o...

Fernao Nuniz

Fernão Nunes, also known as Fernao Nuniz, was a Portuguese traveller, chronicler and horse trader who spent three years in Vijayanagara, capital of the Vijayanagar Empire  from 1535-1537.He visited v...

Language indexes identity.

North -East India has been occupying a unique position in India. This multi ethnic society is a home to large number of ethnic groups. These groups belong to different racial stocks, speak different ...

Peter Mundy

Peter Mundy was a 17th-century trader whose journeys took him to Istanbul, India. His account of his remarkable travels, illustrated with his own lively drawings of the strange people and animals he ...

Thomas Roe

Among the foreign travellers who visited the court of the early Mughals in India, the most important and best known is Sir Thomas Roe. He came to Jahangir`s court in 1615 as an ambassador of James I,...