Relaçaõ dos successos prosperos, e infelices do . . Senhor D. Luiz Mascarenhas, Conde de Alva, Vice-Rey em os Estados da India, referida a todo o tempo de seu governo, e ao acomettimento da Fortaleza de Pondá aonde perdeo a vida.
Lisbon, Francisco Luiz Ameno, 1757.
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D. Luis Mascarenhas served as viceroy of Portuguese India in 1754-56. He concluded a treaty with the local Indian ruler which enabled the Christian missionaries to continue their work of evangelising in his territories. But, although successful at first, his military alliance with the King of Sunda against the Mahrattas led to disaster; they were aware of his plans to attack Pondá, an assault which proved fatal. He was killed together with many of his troops, the only Portuguese viceroy to die in battle in India, and a large quantity of arms fell into Indian hands. Barbosa Machado believed the author’s name to be a pseudonym.
Innocêncio XIII, 189, “folheto raro.” Palha 4177, “pièce intéressante.” Scholberg, Bibliography of Goa & the Portuguese in India, D176. De Silva, The Portuguese in Asia, 1232.