Author: Baldeo Sahai
Foreword/Introductio: Admiral V S Shekhawat
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): 812301354X
The book delves into the Indian maritime tradition and establishes its extent, richness and antiquity. It traces the growth of the Indian Navy under British rule through its avatars as the Bombay Marine, the Royal Indian Navy and ultimately through Independence and Republic in 1950, to the modern Indian Navy.
Dr. Sahai, the author of this book says that the history of the Indian Navy actually began not in 1830 AD but in the sixth century BC when a prince of Gujarat set sail to subjugate Java and when a prince of Sangha Dynasty in Orissa too sailed with his fleet to Sri Lanka.
Many aspects of Indian Navy are discussed in a simple and lucid manner. The book with illustration, maps, sketches, line drawings and colour photographs will be a valuable collector’s item for those interested in the Indian Navy.
1. Navies of Indian Ocean Civilizations
2. Indian Navy in Southeast Asia
3. From Bombay Mine to Indian Navy
4. Restructuring of the Navy
5. Baptism by Blood
6. The Law of the Sea
7. Ships Take shape
8. Training Man as Master of Machines
9.Indian Navy Has a Bright Future