Download Citation on ResearchGate | Jahangir and the Jesuits: With an account of the Benedict goes and the mission to Pegu | First published in Jahangir and the Jesuits: with an account of the travels of Benedict Goes and the mission to Pegu / from the Relations of Father Fernão Guerreiro ; translated by. Jahangir and the Jesuits, with an account of the travels of Benedict Goes and the mission to Pegu, from the Relations of Father Fernāo Guerreiro, S. J.

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The firSt two instalments are of special value, being based on the letters which Goes sent back to India whilst on his way to, and during his sojourn at, Yarkand. Of these the laft named is the beft known, and is the only one of the three that has been translated into English.

They managed to save their lives and some money in two boats; but they left at the bottom of the sea seventeen chefts of reals and much merchandise. We appreciate your feedback. The notes to my translation are also intended to be of a purely supplementary character.

According to the Ain-i-Akbari, it was he who persuaded Khusru to seek refuge at Kabul, which, he said, had always been the starting-place of the conquerors of India. Presently he came upon one representing Jesus Christ crucified, which the Fathers, when he handed it to them, adored with great reve- rence, removing their caps and placing it on their heads.

But the subjeft was a grave one, and the Fathers could not dissimulate.

He was placed under a guard and brought twice each day to the palace, that he might hear the reproaches which the great lords, in their desire to please the King, heaped upon him. As I found Xavier’s jshangir very difficult to read, I cannot guarantee that my transcriptions are free from miftakes. He was Diwan of Lahore. For the late King had during his lifetime given to them some houses which had belonged to a certain Gentile, in which they had established their church and taken up their abode.

He went to Veneza and other Christian places, and at length found his way to Lahor, and meeting with the Fathers, begged them to make him a Christian. His Majefty jjesuits them with marked kindness, flopping his horse for some moments, as did also his jssuits and all the others.

There was in the same house a certain man, a native of Goa, who, thinking he saw an opportunity of gaining the favour of the King, went to one of his Captains and told him about the two Cafres, saying that they were very clever fellows, and that one of them could play the organ and sing Portuguese music; and he offered to deliver them into his hands, which he adhially did, luring them from the house by saying that the Fathers had called them.


Nevertheless, putting all to the hazard, he threw himself upon the King’s troops. On another ‘occasion, the Fathers reminded him of the alms he had promised for the Christians, whereon he ordered them to be given each month another fifty rupees, and, in addition, thirty rupees for the church. Husain Beg had rendered Akbar very valuable service in Afghanistan, in return for which he had been placed in charge of Kabul, and had been given Fort Rohtas in the Pan jab as a jagir.

He displayed so great a love for justice that, calling to mind what one of the ancient kings of Persia had done, he gave orders that a silver bell with a chain twenty cubits long should be suspended close to his own apartments, so that all who felt that they had grievances and were unable to obtain redress at the hands of the law or the officers of the State, might pull this chain, when the King would immediately come forth and deliver justice verbally.

The two sons arrived firft, their father, they said, having been delayed by sickness.

How dare you refer to the Fathers when His Majesty gives you an order! The same evening the Fathers, ignorant of what had taken place, went to see them.

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Historical Dictionary of Nepal. In the latter he says: Are we not bound to love Him with all our hearts, and to be ready to lay down our lives for Him? Another, who was the greatest noble in the kingdom, and was for that reason called the King’s brother, fell into a lingering illness and jesuifs paralysed in both jahangirr.

He then asked many questions about Lent, and the manner of failing amongSl Christians, showing great interest in all that they told him about these things.

Jahangir And The Jesuits

LaStly I have to jesuts my gratitude to my wife, who has drawn the sketch maps for Parts II and III, and whose advice throughout has been of great jhaangir. Candide and Other Works. Father Ricci’s jesuts is spelt jahnagir Jbur different ways in a single chapter. The elder lad, who had shown himself the weaker of the two, of his own accord took a dagger and cut the figure of a cross, the length of a span, on his left arm.

They will liften to all that is told them of our faith; but this is the one thing they cannot endure; and if it were not for their fear of the King, we should have died a thousand times. When their efforts also proved unavailing, the ambassador begged the Father to come and treat his son, whose condition was growing daily worse. This year, their commemoration of our Lord’s Passion included, for the firSt time, a public procession of disciplinants, which took place on Maundy Thurs- day.

When the King heard of this, he sent the Father his thanks, and the ambassador, too, was filled with gratitude for all that had been done for him.


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The Portuguese occupation of Syriam covered a period of thirteen years, namely from to After a short time, the disease mounted to his head, and his memory became so bad that he forgot his own words, and repeated whatever he said again and again, as though he had never said it.

After his departure from Yarkand, Goes sent no more letters to his friends in India, and from this point Guerreiro followed Father Ricci, reproducing even his blunders, though he contradicted his own narrative in doing so. The King remained for some months in Cabul. It happened one evening that he called for a number of these, and finding he did not understand them, sent for the Fathers that they might explain them to him.

The old King, the father of him who is now reigning, had held this man who had served him in the same capacity jauangir great efteem, partly on account of his learning, and partly because he was of the lineage of the Prophet. There was another circumstance which contributed to the completeness of the collapse. The re- maining ship and the pinnace, after rounding the Cape, sailed to the island of Socotra, and thence to Aden where they anchored.

Letters from Egypt, Ethiopia, and the Peninsula jahanvir Sinai. E se bene fu scritta in lingua portoghese, con tutto la la potranno voltare in italiano; e cosi non volsi tornarlo a ripetere in quela, per tenere per cosa certa che o per T Oriente o per T Occidente sapri V.

Ju at this time, some other Englishmen arrived at Jahamgir. A, d’Silva, was published in the Journal of Indian History.

He compels two Chrislian children to become Moors. They were therefore, summoned to appear before the King at Lahor. But all the miracles which he performed were also performed by others; so you have no reason to call him God.

And this he felt the more, because, as is the way with those who have been accustomed to, jesuiys rather enslaved by worldly honours, he had never in his life dreamt that such misfortune could befall him. The passages which make up the text account are mahangir from Part IV fols. The faft that more than three hundred years ago one Philip de Brito built a fort on the Pegu river, held it for a dozen years, and then loSt it, is not in itself of outstanding importance.

When, on one occasion, this officer was found to have exafted some trifling toll, the King gave orders that his head was to be shaved, and that he was to be dragged, thus dis- graced, through the Greets of the city.