About the Book: Coastal Histories: Society and Ecology in Pre-Modern India
The subject of maritime and oceanic history comprises a large corpus. The book,
thus takes up for consideration related thematic engagements such as the history
of overseas exploration and expansion, naval-military history, shipping, port
cities, the role of migrations and cross-cultural processes. It also focuses
upon the study of littoral societies or the coastal regions, in understanding
the influence of the ocean upon these lands.