IIAS Newsletter 48 Summer 2008

Bogus sadhus and famous rhinos: early-modern Dutch scholars, artists, and missionaries on South Asia

Lennart Bes

In the Netherlands National Archives series of Dutch Sources on South Asia c. 1600-1825, Volume 2 has been published: Archival Guide to the Repositories in The Netherlands Other than the National Archives. In contrast to Volume 1, it covers records created by Dutchmen beyond the official confines of the Dutch East India Company, such as treatises by excited scholars, drawings by inspired artists, and reports by diligent missionaries.

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