Portugese admiral Alfonso De Albuquerque was driven away by the Muslim ruler of Bijapur and Goa Yusuf Adil Shah.However after 3 months he again re-attacked with a larger force, with help from a local Hindu Chieftain Thimayya.Thumbscrews were used to crush the fingers and toes.Acid was poured on victims and hands were immersed into pots of boiling oil and water. Alcohol was poured on the head of the poor victim and set alight.In 1545 Francis Xavier, frustrated -- wrote to Rome ( this letter is preserved ) and to the King — QUOTE “ The Hindus are an unholy race. Their idols are black—as black as black can be— ugly and horrible to look at , smeared with oil and smell in a evil manner.“--UNQUOTE This drove all of them away from Goa, leaving the land behind.
The ancient Maharishis from Kerala, like Imhotep, has been vaccinating the Pharaohs of Egypt, 6500 years before Edward Jenner.On his second voyage in 1502 Vasco Da Gama came with 25 ships , thousands of soldiers and large canons.Enroute to Calicut they caught a pilgrim ship on passage to Mecca and burnt all 700 including women and children alive. When a messenger was sent by the king, Vasco Da Gama cut off his lips , and ears-- stitched the ears of a dog in place and sent him back."The fathers of the Church forbade the Hindus under terrible penalties the use of their own sacred books, and prevented them from all exercise of their religion.They destroyed their temples, and so harassed and interfered with the people that they abandoned the city in large numbers, refusing to remain any longer in a place where they had no liberty, and were liable to imprisonment, torture and death if they worshipped after their own fashion the gods of their fathers." wrote Filippo Sassetti.( below ) A French traveller by the name of Dr.