Eastern Indian Ocean : Historical Links to Contemporary Convergences
The Indian Ocean has attracted scholarly attention through ages. As we talk of inter-Asian linkages and inter-regional arena studies, the connections through the Bay of Bengal (Eastern Indian Ocean) is a fascinating subject. This book is an attempt to understand how these issues of commercial and cultural linkages manifest along the Eastern Indian Ocean from the past to the present. It aims to look at the various dimensions of the contemporary Eastern Indian Ocean and seeks to determine whether the past has any role to play in shaping contemporary contexts. The discussions in the book will show how the revival of an ancient linkage can stimulate contemporary international trade and can promote regional cooperation. The findings of the book will definitely lay the foundations for future analyses of the emerging India-South East Asia relationship. It is expected to be a pioneering attempt for a comprehensive and multidisciplinary examination of the region under review.
- Hardback | 250 pages
- 148 x 212 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
- 13 Jun 2011
- Cambridge Scholars Publishing
- Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
- Unabridged edition
- Illustrations, maps
About Lipi Ghosh
Lipi Ghosh, Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies of the University of Calcutta, India, specializes in inter Asian connectivity. She is the author of Burma: Myth of French Intrigue (Kolkata: Naya Udyog, 1994), Prostitution in Thailand: Myth and Reality (New Delhi: Munshiram Manoharlal Pvt. Ltd., 2002), Religious Minorities in South Asia: Selected Essays on Post-Colonial Situation (co-edited; New Delhi: Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2002), Ethnicity, Nations, Minorities: The South Asian Scenario (co-edited; New Delhi: Manak Publications Pvt. Ltd., 2003), Indian Diaspora in the Asian and Pacific Regions (New Delhi: Rawat Publications, 2004), Women Across Asia: Issues of Identity (New Delhi: Gyan Publishers, 2005), Connectivity and Beyond: Indo Thai Relations Through Ages (Kolkata: Asiatic Society, 2009) and Political Governance and Minority Rights: South and Southeast Asian Scenario (New Delhi, London: Routledge, 2009). Currently, she is the ICCR Chair Professor in Indian Studies in Lund University, Sweden.