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Maritime Heritage of Southern Peninsular India

B Arunachalam (Author) MHS

The present book is a treatise on the Maritime Heritage of Indian Peninsula, South of 14 degree N. The region remains a cultural identity with orientation to the sea, since the beginnings of historic period. The book delves into the rich maritime heritage over decades, the traditions of maritime skills, wisdom, techniques, tools and technology of crafts, sea-advantures and voyages, and the ultimate links of the sea with the people living in coastal areas as reflected in their culture, folk legends, day-to-day life, festivities and fasts and seadeities. The work relies heavily on field work and archieval research.

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About the author

B Arunachalam

B. Arunachalam is Academic Adviser of the Maritime History Society, Mumbai. He is a retired Professor of the University of Mumbai. He is a researcher of long standing with many publications and research based books and monographs. He has written ten books for the Society, mostly on Indian navigation techniques and technology, the present book being the latest.
As a teacher of geography he has specialised in geomorphology, mathmetical cartography and Indian nautical traditions.

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Bibliographic information

Title Maritime Heritage of Southern Peninsular India
Series MHS, 12
Author B Arunachalam
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788190810814
length x+319p., Illustrations; Maps; 25cm.
Subjects History