This article reveals the importance of studying the phenomenon of naming captains to the Indian fortresses and understanding that when compared with previous situations, and different stages of the portuguese empire. By studying the group of men during his ten years of operation the Council of India chose to command the fortresses of Goa, Diu, Hormuz, Malacca and Bassein we can see the social aspect of this empire, and find points on which it is changed, or not, over the years, and relate these disruptions and / or continuities with the lived circumstances.
- Captains of Indian fortresses
- Council of India
- Indian Fortresses
- Indian Portuguese State