The Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean
  • Author : R. Sen Gupta,Ehrlich Desa
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 868
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : 9058092240

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Contributed articles.

The Indian Ocean - A Perspective

The Indian Ocean - A Perspective
  • Author : Rabin Sen Gupta,Erlich Desa
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 918
  • Relase : 2001-01-01
  • ISBN : 9058092232

The Indian Ocean - A Perspective Book Review:

The Indian Ocean represents a part of the global Ocean that has been less studied by modern oceanography than the Atlantic and Pacific parts. This is remarkable, since the Indian Ocean was subject to much historic exploration through navigators from Asia, India, the Middle East and lastly from Europe. This unique, comprehensive reference set on the Indian Ocean, covers all oceanographical aspects with its physics, chemistry, biology and geology in 21 peer-reviewed expert-written chapters. Besides the well-ground basis on the Ocean’s characteristics and a wealth of data, some unique features presented are the monsoon - the biennial reversal of winds and the resultant surface circulation; the tropical and sub-tropical jet streams, namely the Somali current, the Agulhas current and the Leevwin current; the oxygen-poor intermediate waters in its northern part which significantly contribute several green house gases to the atmosphere, for example, carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and dimethyl sulphide; its exhaustive coral reefs and mangrove vegetation; and the polymetallic nodules at its depths and its other mineral resources. Moreover, an analysis is provided of the anthropogenic contributions and their impacts on the health of the Indian Ocean; and that of estuary environments of important rivers of the 15 littoral countries. Intended for research scientists, professionals and students working in physical, chemical and geological oceanography.

The Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase :
  • ISBN : 8120414624

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Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris

Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris
  • Author : K.S. Mathew
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 472
  • Relase : 2016-11-25
  • ISBN : 9781351997515

Imperial Rome, Indian Ocean Regions and Muziris Book Review:

The battle of Actium waged in 31 BC and the annexation of Egypt in 30 BC to the Roman Empire opened up avenues for increased commercial contact between the Roman Empire, South Asia in general and India in particular and the port of Muziris was the premier trading post of India. In this volume, eminent international scholars from the USA, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France, Italy as well as India provide detailed analysis of maritime trade in the Indian Ocean region in the early historic period.

The Indian Ocean and the Superpowers

The Indian Ocean and the Superpowers
  • Author : Rasul Bux Rais
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Pages : 215
  • Relase : 1987
  • ISBN : 0389206954

The Indian Ocean and the Superpowers Book Review:

This study focuses on the political and strategic implications of the presence in the Indian Ocean of the United States and the Soviet Union. The author examines the geopolitics of the region in historical perspective and describes the evolution of U.S. and Soviet strategy in the Indian Ocean. The central theme of the book is that the naval deployments of the superpowers should be seen in the context of each power's economic and security interests rather than in the context of military rivalry. The book provides an incisive and comprehensive account of U.S. and Soviet strategies in the Indian Ocean by establishing and integrating the links between the economic, political, and strategic dynamics of the situation.

The Indian Ocean in World History

The Indian Ocean in World History
  • Author : Edward A. Alpers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 172
  • Relase : 2014-01
  • ISBN : 9780195337877

The Indian Ocean in World History Book Review:

The Indian Ocean in World History explores the cultural exchanges that took place in this region from ancient to modern times.

Indian Ocean and Maritime Security

Indian Ocean and Maritime Security
  • Author : Bimal N. Patel,Aruna Kumar Malik,William Nunes
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 164
  • Relase : 2016-11-03
  • ISBN : 9781315439754

Indian Ocean and Maritime Security Book Review:

This book provides a synoptic view of the Indian Ocean and maritime security in its contested waters. Using a historical approach, it reveals vital links to events in the present day. The volume: Highlights the competition between major Asian powers to control the ‘String of Pearls’ — a reference to the Chinese attempts at controlling the Indian Ocean periphery. Shows that cooperation amongst the major powers of the region could abate the threat of the potential of conflict becoming global and inviting external intervention. Discusses India’s Look-East policy and the deepening relation between India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Argues for the need of Indian Ocean states and particularly the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) members of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) to look afresh at their political and security issues and common interests. Suggests measures for evolving a robust mechanism of maintaining the Indian Ocean as a sustainable zone of commerce, energy, security and peace rather than threat. A major contribution on a critical area in Asian geopolitics, this volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of international relations, politics, defence studies and maritime security studies, along with strategic affairs experts and think tanks.

India's Ocean

India's Ocean
  • Author : David Brewster
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 228
  • Relase : 2014-03-26
  • ISBN : 9781317806981

India's Ocean Book Review:

This book assesses India’s role as a major power in the Indian Ocean. Many see the Indian Ocean as naturally falling within India’s sphere of influence but, as this book demonstrates, India has a long way to go before it could achieve regional dominance. The book outlines the development of Indian thinking on its role in the Indian Ocean and examines India’s strategic relationships in the region, including with maritime South Asia, the Indian Ocean islands, East Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Australia. The book then discusses India’s ambivalent relationship with the United States and explores its attitude towards China’s growing power in the Indian Ocean. It concludes by discussing the region’s evolving strategic order – does India have what it takes to become the leading power in the region?

The Blue Economy Handbook of the Indian Ocean Region

The Blue Economy Handbook of the Indian Ocean Region
  • Author : Attri, V.N.,Bohler-Mulleris, Narnia
  • Publisher : Africa Institute of South Africa
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2018-08-03
  • ISBN : 9780798305181

The Blue Economy Handbook of the Indian Ocean Region Book Review:

As humanity enters the Anthropocene epoch the oceans are more at risk than ever before as a result of the increased exploitation of its resources. The Indian Ocean is the third largest ocean in the world comprising 20% of the water on the Earth's surface. The sea lanes in the Indian Ocean are among the busiest in the world with more than 80 percent of global seaborne trade in oil transiting through the Indian Ocean and its vital chokepoints and an estimated 40% of the world's offshore oil production comes from the Indian Ocean. The importance of this region cannot be underestimated and there is no doubt that there are many opportunities for economic growth and job creation presented by the waters washing the shores of the Indian Ocean Rim. In order to ensure a desirable future for humanity it is necessary to make use of the ocean’s resources in a sustainable and responsible manner. Climate change is affecting the Indian Ocean negatively, placing a strain on the ability to ensure food security and damaging the economies of small island states that depend on fisheries and aquaculture for their livelihoods. Increasing ocean temperatures and ocean acidification are taking a toll on ecosystems. This book is the first of its kind, providing fresh insights into the various aspects and impacts of the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean Region: from shifting paradigms, to an accounting framework, gender dynamics, the law of the sea and renewable energy, this handbook aims at increasing awareness of the Blue Economy in the Indian Ocean Region and to provide evidence to policy-makers in the region to make informed decisions. The contributions are from a mixture of disciplines by scholars and experts from seven countries.

Physical Oceanography of the Northern Indian Ocean - a Perspective

Physical Oceanography of the Northern Indian Ocean - a Perspective
  • Author : V. V. R. Varadachari
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1985
  • ISBN : OCLC:1313679435

Physical Oceanography of the Northern Indian Ocean - a Perspective Book Review:

The Indo-Pacific Axis

The Indo-Pacific Axis
  • Author : Satish Chandra,Baladas Ghoshal
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 222
  • Relase : 2018-04-17
  • ISBN : 9780429958571

The Indo-Pacific Axis Book Review:

The term ‘Indo-Pacific’ is being used increasingly in the global strategic/geo-political discourse in recent years. The rise of China as an economic giant and a rising military power has led to the consequent shift of international politics and relations to Asia as the fulcrum. It has turned the whole region of Indo-Pacific as one security complex. Countries that are part of the region but also countries that are adjacent or outside the region, but also the countries adjoining the oceans look for a mechanism in accordance with a rule-based order. International law that would protect the rights of the nations to pursue global commons was emphasized. This timely volume presents a collection of articles by leading scholars on the subject from the region. It addresses the faultlines of both traditional and non-traditional security issues. Military modernization, especially of the naval forces of a number of powers, national ambitions of power projection, and plans to build ports in strategic locations are exacerbating insecurity and greater arms race. It also poses the question, whether the Indo-Pacific region will become a theatre of tension and instability, or a contributor to peace and prosperity for the larger populations that reside herein? Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean
  • Author : Marcus F. Franda
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 11
  • Relase : 1975
  • ISBN : LCCN:75328827

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Indian Ocean Studies

Indian Ocean Studies
  • Author : Shanti Moorthy,Ashraf Jamal
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 436
  • Relase : 2010-04-15
  • ISBN : 9781135269029

Indian Ocean Studies Book Review:

The Indian Ocean is famously referred to as the "cradle of globalization," as it facilitated cultural and economic exchanges between Africa, the Arab world, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, and China, for 5000 years prior to European presence in the region. As this ocean's significance has gained increasing attention from scholars in recent years, few have examined the 'human' dimensions in Indian Ocean exchanges. Including the work of historians, geographers, anthropologists and literary analysts, each essay in this volume addresses a specific human factor, such as the fate of the creole in the Bay of Bengal, creolization as a globalized phenomenon, migrancy and diaspora, the lives of seafarers then and now, and the lives of those who inhabit the ocean's littoral. This volume is a necessary addition to the field of Indian Ocean studies.

India and China at Sea

India and China at Sea
  • Author : David Brewster
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2018-01-25
  • ISBN : 9780199091683

India and China at Sea Book Review:

China and India are emerging as major maritime powers as part of long-term shifts in the regional balance of power. As their wealth, interests, and power grow, the two countries are increasingly bumping up against each other across the Indo-Pacific. China’s growing naval presence in the Indian Ocean is seen by many as challenging India’s aspirations towards regional leadership and major power status. How India and China get along in this shared maritime space—cooperation, coexistence, competition, or confrontation—will be one of the key strategic challenges for the entire region. India and China at Sea is an essential resource in understanding how the two countries will interact as major maritime powers in the coming decades. The essays in the volume, by noted strategic analysts from across the world, seek to better understand Indian and Chinese perspectives about their roles in the Indian Ocean and their evolving naval strategies towards each other.

Indian Ocean Histories

Indian Ocean Histories
  • Author : Rila Mukherjee,Radhika Seshan
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Pages : 274
  • Relase : 2019-09-05
  • ISBN : 9781000649895

Indian Ocean Histories Book Review:

This book offers a global history of the Indian Ocean and focuses on a holistic perspective of the worlds of water. It builds on maritime historian Michael Naylor Pearson’s works, his unorthodox approach and strong influence on the study of the Indian Ocean in viewing the oceanic space as replete with human experiences and not as an artefact of empire or as the theatre of European commercial and imperial transits focused only on trade. This interdisciplinary volume presents several ways of writing the history of the Indian Ocean. The chapters explore the changing nature of Indian Ocean history through diverse themes, including state and capital, regional identities, maritime networking, South Asian immigrants, Bay of Bengal linkages, the East India Company, Indian seamen, formal and informal collaboration in imperial networking, scientific transfers, pearling, the issues of colonial copyright, customs, excise and port cities. The volume will be useful to scholars and researchers of global history, modern history, maritime history, medieval history, Indian history, colonial history and world history.

The Ocean of Churn

The Ocean of Churn
  • Author : Sanjeev Sanyal
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2016-08-10
  • ISBN : 9789386057617

The Ocean of Churn Book Review:

Much of human history has played itself out along the rim of the Indian Ocean. In a first-of-its-kind attempt, bestselling author Sanjeev Sanyal tells the history of this significant region, which stretches across East Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to South East Asia and Australia. He narrates a fascinating tale about the earliest human migrations out of Africa and the great cities of Angkor and Vijayanagar; medieval Arab empires and Chinese ‘treasure fleets’; the rivalries of European colonial powers and a new dawn. Sanjeev explores remote archaeological sites, ancient inscriptions, maritime trading networks and half-forgotten oral histories, to make exciting revelations. In his inimitable style, he draws upon existing and new evidence to challenge well-established claims about famous historical characters and the flow of history. Adventurers, merchants, explorers, monks, swashbuckling pirates, revolutionaries and warrior princesses populate this colourful and multifaceted narrative. The Ocean of Churn takes the reader on an amazing journey through medieval geopolitics and eyewitness accounts of long-lost cities to the latest genetic discoveries about human origins, bringing alive a region that has defined civilization from the very beginning.

Marine Archaeological Perspective of the Indian Ocean

Marine Archaeological Perspective of the Indian Ocean
  • Author : Alok Tripathi
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 364
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : UOM:39015080552691

Marine Archaeological Perspective of the Indian Ocean Book Review:

Proceedings of the First International Seminar on Marine Archaeology, organised by Indian Navy and Archaeological Survey of India, on 14-15 March, 2003, at New Delhi.

Physical Oceanography of the Northern Indian Ocean - a Perspective. (abstract).

Physical Oceanography of the Northern Indian Ocean - a Perspective. (abstract).
  • Author : V. V. Varadachari
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1988
  • ISBN : OCLC:1313677285

Physical Oceanography of the Northern Indian Ocean - a Perspective. (abstract). Book Review:

The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean

The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean
  • Author : Shihan de S. Jayasuriya,Richard Pankhurst
  • Publisher : Africa World Press
  • Pages : 293
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : 086543980X

The African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean Book Review:

Although much has been written about the African,Diaspora in the Atlantic Ocean, the Diaspora in,the Indian Ocean is virtually unrecognised.,Concerned with Africans who lived south of the,Sahara and were dispersed by free will or,forcefully to the non-African lands in the Indian,Ocean region, this book deals with a topic that,has been overlooked for too long. Eight scholars,researching in distinct geographical areas and,with interdisciplinary expertise offer a,comprehensive and informative account of the,Diaspora in the Indian Ocean.

The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean

The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean
  • Author : Raoul McLaughlin
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2014-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781473840959

The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean Book Review:

This study of ancient Roman shipping and trade across continents reveals the Roman Empire’s far-reaching impact in the ancient world. In ancient times, large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports on the Red Sea to distant kingdoms on the east coast of Africa and southern Arabia. Many continued their voyages across the ocean to trade with the rich kingdoms of ancient India. Along these routes, the Roman Empire traded bullion for valuable goods, including exotic African products, Arabian incense, and eastern spices. This book examines Roman commerce with Indian kingdoms from the Indus region to the Tamil lands. It investigates contacts between the Roman Empire and powerful African kingdoms, including the Nilotic regime that ruled Meroe and the rising Axumite Realm. Further chapters explore Roman dealings with the Arab kingdoms of southern Arabia, including the Saba-Himyarites and the Hadramaut Regime, which sent caravans along the incense trail to the ancient rock-carved city of Petra. The first book to bring these subjects together in a single comprehensive study, The Roman Empire and the Indian Ocean reveals Rome’s impact on the ancient world and explains how international trade funded the legions that maintained imperial rule.