Portugal was the first European country to establish its colonial presence in India and the last to leave its shores. They were ruthless conquerors and proselytism was their main aim. They came “Cujus regio, illius religio” – Sword in one hand and the Cross in the other – a policy of fanatical evangelisation especially after the introduction of the “rigour of mercy” (rigor de misericordia) in 1541.
The Arch of the Viceroys , Old Goa – Pic by Mohan Pai
Se Cathedral, Old Goa – Pic by Mohan Pai