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Title Knowledge and the Indian Ocean : intangible networks of Western India and beyond / Sara Keller, editor.

Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019]

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Physical description 1 online resource (xli, 266 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Palgrave series in Indian Ocean world studies
Palgrave series in Indian Ocean world studies.
Springer History eBooks 2019 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction / Sara Keller -- Places we can go : some notes of sea/knowledge / Sarah Bancroft -- Knowing the sea : thalassographies to thalassology of the Indean Ocean (up to c. 1500 CE) / Ranabir Chakravarti -- A Chinese muse in the Caliph's court : the influence of Chinese ceramic technology across the Indian Ocean (eighth to fourteenth century CE) / Rukshana Nanji -- Ava : a living tradition of reverence for water among the Zoroastrians / Shernaz Cama -- Scholars in Gujarat's bazaars : revisiting l'académie ambulante ("the roving academy") / Sara Keller and Fernando Rosa -- Gujarat ornamental furniture : artisans, techniques, skills and global markets during the nineteenth century / Louiza Rodrigues -- "Without a counterpart on the globe" : geographical knowledge and the mapping of "Kutch" in the nineteenth century / Mariam Dossal -- Gujarat Sufis, "Sants" and the Indian Ocean World in Medieval Times / Makrand Mehta -- Doing well but also doing good? : East African Indian merchants and their charitable work, c. 1850-1920 / Margret Frenz -- Narratives of transcendental decision-making : seeking health and healing at Sufi shrines in Gujarat / Helene Basu -- Voices of the Sidis : Indians of African descent / Beheroze Shroff -- Linguistic and cultural contributions of Gujarat in eastern Africa / Abdulaziz Yusuf Lodhi -- The transnational life and political philosophy of Shyamji Krishnavarma / Edward Simpson.
Summary This volume examines Western India's contributions to the spread of ideas, beliefs and other intangible ties across the Indian Ocean world. The region, particularly Gujarat and Bombay, is well-established in the Indian imaginary and in scholarlship as a mercantile hub. These essays move beyond this identity to examine the region as a dynamic place of learning and a host of knowledge, tracing the flow of knowledge, aesthetic sensibilities, values, memories and genetic programs. Contributors traverse the fields of history, anthropology, argiculture, botany, medicine, sociology and more to offer path-breaking perspectives on Western India's deep socio-cultural impact across the centuries. Western India emerges as a pivotal region in the maritime world as a transmitter of knowledge--back cover.
Other author Keller, Sara, 1980- editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Indian Ocean Region -- Intellectual life.
India -- Foreign relations -- Indian Ocean Region.
India -- Civilization -- Foreign influences.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319968391 (electronic bk.)
3319968394 (electronic bk.)
9783319968384
3319968386