Port Towns of Gujarat by Sara KellerPort Towns of Gujarat by Sara Keller

Port Towns of Gujarat

EditorSara Keller, Michael Pearson

Hardcover | July 10, 2015

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Gujarat's port cities, 'gems in the necklace of the coast', were vital hubs which enabled connections with other cities and other cultures across the Indian Ocean and beyond, including the Mediterranean and the South China Sea. Through them Gujarat's exports like cotton cloth, handicrafts, indigo dye, saltpetre and a host of other products flowed out. Imports came in from around the world, and included ivory from Africa, spices from South-East Asia, and bullion-gold and silver. These cities, cosmopolitan in their outlook, also acted as cultural centres attracting traders and scholars from far away. Port Towns of Gujarat offers new insights on cost-hinterland connections, urban morphology, port cities and littoral societies, the role of Gujarat in the Indian Ocean and data on the history of Gujarat, the Indian Ocean, and the many great port cities on India's northwest coast. With contributions by subject specialists who have worked extensively on port cities, and who provide new and innovative perspectives, this book will appeal to historians, urban geographers, economists and other social scientists.

Sara Keller is a Building Archaeologist and specializes in Urban History of Medieval India. She coordinates multiple research projects on pre-modern architecture and the tangible heritage of Gujarat. Since 2010, she has been conducting surveys and studies on the architectural remains of western Indian ports for the French research unit...
Title:Port Towns of GujaratFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.82 × 6.43 × 0.86 inPublished:July 10, 2015Publisher:Ratna Sagar P. Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:9384082163

ISBN - 13:9789384082161

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