Author: Lakshmi Subramanian
Publisher: Roli Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8174364102
Medieval Seafarers attempts to explore the dimensions of Indian seafaring from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, a period of striking change and growth for the trade and traders of the Indian Ocean.
The vitality and resilience of Indian seafaring, attested by both tradition and historical experience, is set against the growing colonial domination that changed the contours of the traditional maritime world.
The interplay of colonial domination and indigenous enterprise found echoes in literature and popular traditions, examples of which are woven into the narrative tapestry of the book.
Seafarers and Seafaring
The State and the Seafarer
Indian Seafarers and The Europeans 1500-1800
Indian Seafarers in the Eighteenth Century: The Parting of Ways
Seas and Sahebs in Indian Perception: An Epilogue