Q. Which of the following statement is NOT correct?

[A] Albuquerque, the successor of Almeida, was the real founder of the Portuguese empire in India.

[B] Albuquerque defeated Yusuf Adil Khan, the ruler of Bijapur in 1510 and captured Goa.

[C] Albuquerque developed Goa into a centre of commerce by making all the ships sail on that route.

[D] Albuquerque was not in favor of Europeans marrying Indian women and settling down in Portuguese controlled territories.

Answer: D
Notes:

Explanation: Albuquerque (1509-1515), the successor of Almeida, was the real founder of the Portuguese empire in India.

  • He defeated Yusuf Adil Khan, the ruler of Bijapur in 1510 and captured Goa. He developed Goa into a centre of commerce by making all the ships sail on that route.
  • He encouraged people of all faiths to settle in Goa. He was in favour of Europeans marrying Indian women and settling down in Portuguese controlled territories.
  • His conquest of Malacca (in Malaysia) held by the Muslims, who commanded the trade route between India, China and Mecca and Cairo, extended the empire.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT