India began its trade relationship with the Portuguese in 1948 with the arrival of Vasco Da Gama. The Portuguese were among the most influential European powers to land on the Indian coast in 1498 and remained the dominant power for nearly two centuries until; the arrival of the British East India Company. The entrance of the British East India Company squashed the strength and supremacy of the Portuguese, and the Portuguese control was limited to Goa, Daman-Dui and Dadra-Nagar Haveli. The Portuguese issued their first Portuguese India banknotes in 1882. Continue reading Portuguese India Banknotes Depicting Temples