Maritime India: Trade, Religion and Polity in the Indian Ocean

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Primus Books, 2010 - Christianity - 211 pages
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This volume discusses the various socio-economic and political processes that evolved over centuries in the vast coastal fringes of India and out of the circuits of the Indian Ocean, ultimately giving it the distinctive consciousness and identity of Maritime India. The book comments on a wide range of issues, including the nature of maritime trade of the Sassanids with India; the impact of maritime trade on the political processes of Goa; the impact of Portuguese commercial expansion on the traditional Muslim merchants of Kerala and the role of private traders in the structure and the functioning of Estado da India.
  

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Contents

chapter one the Sassanids and the Maritime trade
1
chapter two Maritime trade and Political economy
19
chapter three dynamics of economy Social Processes and
38
chapter four From the trails of the Chinese to the dominance
62
chapter six the Ottoman expansion and the Portuguese
109
chapter eight information networking between india
151
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