Narratives, Routes and Intersections in Pre-Modern Asia

1st Edition

Radhika Seshan

Routledge India
Published June 5, 2019
Reference - 220 Pages - 50 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367279585 - CAT# K426115

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Summary

This book traces connections in pre-modern Asia by looking at different worlds across geography, history and society. It examines how regions were connected by people, families, trade and politics as well as how they were maintained and remembered. The volume analyses these intersections of memory and narrative, of people and places and the routes that took people to these places, using a variety of sources. It also studies whether these intersections remain in later and present times, and their larger impact on our understanding of history.

The narratives cover several journeys drawn from archaeology, texts and cultural imagination: trade routes, marts, fairs, forts, religious pilgrimages, inscriptions, calligraphy and coinages spanning diverse regions, including India–Tibet–British forays, India–Malay intersections, corporate enterprise in the Indian Ocean, impacts of slave trade in Southeast Asia shaped by the Dutch East India company, movements and migrations around Indo-Iranian borderlands and those in western and southern India.

The book will greatly interest scholars and researchers of history and archaeology, cultural studies and literature.

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