The Archaeology of Seafaring in Ancient South...

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Author  Himanshu Prabha Ray
Publisher  Cambridge University Press
Publication Date   September 15, 2003
ISBN  0521011094
Pages  350

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Himanshu Prabha Ray looks at the maritime orientation of communities of the Indian subcontinent prior to European expansion. She uses archaeological data to reveal the connections between the early history of peninsular South Asia and its Asian and Mediterranean partners in the Indian Ocean region. Differing from traditional works on the subject, the book discusses maritime history in the broader sense of ancient seafaring activity, religious travel and political economy rather than focusing specifically on maritime trade and shipping.

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