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Boats of South Asia

1st Edition

By Sean Mcgrail, Lucy Blue, Eric Kentley, Colin Palmer


336 pages

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Paperback: 9781138964839
pub: 2016-07-11
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This book sets new standards for the documentation of water transport, and introduces styles of boat-building which are unlikely to be found outside the sub-Continent. A fascinating and accessible read for anyone interested in boats or the South Asian way of life, as well as ethnographers, maritime archaeologists and historians, Boats of South Asia covers recent, exhaustive fieldwork in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka; and covers a vast array of traditional boats used in the sub-Continent today for fishing and other coastal, riverine tasks.


'Informative and interesting' - South Asian Anthropologist

'This book is one to be read and absorbed.' - Nautical Archaeology

About the Author

Seán McGrail is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton.

Lucy Blue is a Lecturer in Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Eric Kentley was Curator of Ethnographic Craft, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

Colin Palmer is a Naval Architect.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in South Asia

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / General
TRANSPORTATION / Ships & Shipbuilding / History