Rene FAVIER, Europeans and the Indies Eastern at the XVIII century, OPHRYS 1997

Rose Vincent, Pondichéry 1674-1761, the Failure of a dream of empire, Editions Differently - Series Memories N°24 1993

Books of the Company of the Indies, sea & navigation, N°3 1998

Philippe HAUDRERE - Gerard the BOUEDEC, companies of the Indies, Editions West-France 1999

Guy PERVILLE, Of the French to the decolinisation, Square empire History, Hatchet Superior 1991

Valerie BERINSTAIN, imperial India of Large Moghols, Discovered Gallimard History 1997

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