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Port Towns of Gujarat
ISBN: 978-93-84082-16-1 • 2014 • HB • 360 pp. • ₹ 1350 • $ 69.95 • £ 46.95

Port Towns of Gujarat


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edited by Sara Keller
A Medieval Historian and Building Archaeologist
Michael Pearson
Emeritus Professor of History, The University of New South Wales

This volume 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 north-west coast. 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. These cities, cosmopolitan in their outlook, also acted as cultural centres attracting traders and scholars from far away. With contributions by subject specialists who have worked extensively on port cities and who provide new and innovative perspectives, this volume will appeal to historians, urban geographers, economists, and other social scientists.

Yoginder K. Algah • Jennifer Craig • Mariam Dossal • Chhaya Goswami • B.N. Goswamy • Nuno Grancho • Douglas E. Haynes • Sara Keller • Paul Lunde • Ruby Maloni • Nishat Manzar • Makrand Mehta • Meher Mistry • Michael Pearson • Y.S. Rawat • Adhya Bharti Saxena • Radhika Seshan • Hasmukh Shah • Edward Simpson • Lakshmi Subramanian • Hideaki Suzuki • Lotika Varadarajan

‘The editors deserve our congratulations for accomplishing such a fine compilation of varied research articles. The authors have carried out an extensive research and, moreover, it is a very important book for any upcoming researchers in this field.’

Sushmita Sen Pramanik, Indian Historical Review

‘…the book has much to offer on lesser researched areas like the ports of northern Gujarat/Kutch, and the changing nature of coastal and maritime trade after the eighteenth century.’

Kanakalatha Mukund, The Book Review


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