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Introduction

  • Sara Keller
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Part of the Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies book series (IOWS)

Abstract

This volume explores Western India’s contributions to the intangible connectivities of the Indian Ocean World. It points to invisible ties across seas between individuals, social groups and landscapes which participated to the reality of that world and endured far longer than the merchandise. The approach is intentionally plural and eclectic, in order to offer path-breaking perspectives on the movement of ideas, knowledge, beliefs, designs, aesthetic sensibilities, memories, values and genetic programs; as well as their carriers, pilgrims, sailors, slaves, indentured labour, books, plants and seeds, etc. The chapters presented here demonstrate the pivotal role of Western India in these criss-crossing connections and the function of the maritime world as a transmitter of knowledge, as well as the long-lasting unity of a colourful maritime rim.

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  • Sara Keller
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  1. 1.Research Center Orient et MéditerranéeParisFrance

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