The Portuguese could not set up their empire in India.


1)       Vasco-da-Gama, the Portuguese sailor came to the Calicut, West of India via the South African Peninsula in the year 1498.
2)       Vasco da Gamma was allowed business concession by King Zamorin.
3)       The Portuguese had a great importance in the Indian politics in the initial stages.
4)       However, the Portuguese tried to propagate (spread) their religion; expand their rule and business at the same time.

5)       Therefore, the Portuguese could not set up their empire in India.