Talk:French East India Company

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WP:INDIA Banner/Puducherry Addition[edit]

Note: {{WP India}} Project Banner with Puducherry workgroup parameters was added to this article talk page because the article falls under Category:Puducherry or its subcategories. Should you feel this addition is inappropriate , please undo my changes and update/remove the relavent categories to the article -- Amartyabag TALK2ME 09:45, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

doubtfull banner in the info box[edit]

Hi, The banner represented in the infobox is highly improbable ; the company was dissolved in 1769, well before the creation of the 3-colour flag during the French revolution. Thus any red-white-blue banner for an institution of the Ancien Régime is most probably anachronistic. I am certainly not sure about it, but I would think this flag is rather one related to the French possessions in India during the 3rd and 4rth Republic. If no-one raises any objection, I will remove that flag in a few days, and do a little research until then anyway. Grisold 10:40, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

So be it ; I have just replaced the banner with the Coats of arms of the company found in Commons and already linked with the fr version of the article. Grisold 15:12, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

East Indies vs India[edit]

I just replaced 'colonial India' by 'the East Indies' at the end of the first paragraph, (as I had forgotten to log in, it's unsigned).

Amazing how often people identify/confuse the East Indies with India! All those E. I. companies traded heavily from Madagascar north to Moka (Yemen) east to the Persian Gulf, to India (called Hindustan), to Burma, the Malay states, the Malay Archipelago, Siam, China, Japan. For 2 centuries, the Eastern headquarters of the Dutch East India Company was not in India of course it was in JAVA (Batavia). Initially, the French East India Company set up by Colbert intended to establish its permanent headquarters at Fort-Dauphin (MADAGASCAR!) --Lubiesque (talk) 14:56, 1 April 2012 (UTC)