Dr. Hans van Santen

After studying Indo-Iranian languages at Leiden University Hans van Santen wrote his Ph.D. in 1982 on the Dutch East India Company in Gujarat and Hindustan, 1620-1660.

After finishing his Ph.D. he joined the foreign service of the Netherlands and served as a diplomat in Saudi-Arabia, Belgium, India and Thailand. During his posting in India he wrote a biography of a VOC employee Geleynssen de Jongh as well as several articles on the Dutch East India Company in India and in Thailand. He is married and has three daughters.


Books by Hans van Santen

Op bezoek bij de Groot-Mogol

Twee hofreizen van de VOC naar de Groot-Mogol in India, 1662 en 1711-1713

Hans van Santen | 2016

In de 17de en 18de eeuw importeerde de VOC uit Azie niet alleen specerijen uit Indonesië, maar ook vele miljoenen katoenen en zijden stoffen...








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