Portuguese Colony

The Portuguese made Goa their base and moved their tentacles to Daman, Diu and Bombay. When King Charles II of England married Princess Katherine of Braganza of Portugal, Bombay was given as part of the dowry (1661). This city was later leased out to the British East India Company. In 1771, the Portuguese annexed Dadra-Nagar Haveli, two coastal territories (India captured back these places in 1954, and Goa, Daman and Diu in 1961).