Table of contents for India and the Indian ocean : the formative period / Himanshu Prabha Ray.

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Part I. Historiography and the Maritime Landscape: 1. The perspective
2. Historiography
3. The maritime landscape
4. Geographical knowledge of the Indian Ocean in antiquity: Part II. Fishing and Sailing Communities: Cross-Cultural Contacts
5. Marine and coastal resources
6. Maritime communities
7. Boat nomads
8. Piracy
9. Fishing communities: the historical record
10. Sailing communities: Part III. La Longue Dure;e: Transportation
Boat-Building Technology and Navigation: 11. Archaeology of the boat
12. The stitched tradition
13. Early European response
14. The ethnographic evidence
15. Boat-building centres
16. Traditional navigation
17. Ownership of vessels
18. Organisation of shipping
19. Organisation of shipping
20. Innovation and change
21. Repair and maintenance
22. Chronology of disjunction: Part IV. Maritime Trade Networks: The Beginnings (third-second millenia BCE)
23. Mesopotamian contacts
24. The Persian Gulf and early maritime networks
25. The Harappan civilization
26. The maritime regions of the Harappans
27. Networks of trade: internal
28. Transition and change: Part V. Regional Integration: (late second - first millennium BCE)
29. The Persian Gulf
30. Socotra
31. Peninsular India
32. Sri Lanka
33. Southeast Asia: Part VI. Consolidation of Political Structure: 34. The setting
35. Political concepts in early Buddhism: theory and practice
36. Satavahanas and their successors
37. Alliance as political strategy
38. The early policies in Sri Lanka
39. Political developments in early Southeast Asia
40. Royalty and ritual: Part VII. The Greeks: Adventurers, Traders and Travellers
41. The explorers
42. Hellenistic settlements
43. The Nabataeans, Sabeans and Gerrhaeans
44. The maritime network
45. Christian communities: Part VIII. Merchant Lineage and the Guild
46. Merchant communities and interaction with the state
47. Organisation of inland trade
48. The Indian Ocean network
49. Foreigners and trade networks
50. Money and the use of coins: Part IX. Multiple Meanings: Craft Production and Trade Networks: 51. The trading commodities
52. The textiles
53. Beads
54. Ivory
55. Metal artefacts
56. Organisation of crafts: Part X Shared Faith: 57. Social base of early Buddhism
58. The worship of the Stupa and the Relics
59. Pilgrimage
60. Ritual and ceremony
61. Buddhism and maritime activity
62. Archaeology of monastic sites
63. Continuity and change: Part XI. Retrospect and Prospect: 64. In conclusion
65. Future research strategy.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: India Commerce Indian Ocean Region History, Indian Ocean Region Commerce India History, Merchant marine India History, Merchant marine Indian Ocean Region History