Author: K Sridharan
Publisher: Publications Division
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
It is an obvious fact to any student of history that India's security lies on the Indian Ocean. Looking back into the pages of history, it is clear that the Indian Ocean played a very important part in the subjugation of India by the Western powers. Of all oceans in the world, the Indian Ocean is the most 'land-locked'.
Generally speaking, there has been a dearth of reliable sources for tracing the development of maritime history with any categorical certainty as is indeed the case with Indian history itself during the very early period. One is on firmer ground during later periods of history when reliable archaeological and literary data becomes available.
This book is a comprehensive review of the history of Maritime from the earliest period till modern times.