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Routledge Indian Ocean Series

Series Editor: Ruth Barnes, ZULFIKAR HIRJI

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  1. Textiles in Indian Ocean Societies

    Edited by Ruth Barnes

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    Textiles in Indian Ocean Societies considers the importance of trade, and the transformation of the meaning of objects has the move between different cultures. It also addresses issues of gender, ethnic and religious identity, and economic status. The book covers a broad geographic range from East...

    Published September 11th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Indian Ocean Studies

    Cultural, Social, and Political Perspectives

    Edited by Shanti Moorthy, Ashraf Jamal

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    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...

    Published July 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Muslim Society and the Western Indian Ocean

    The Seafarers of Kachchh

    By Edward Simpson

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the...

    Published June 8th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Sufis and Scholars of the Sea

    Family Networks in East Africa, 1860-1925

    By Anne Bang

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    Anne Bang focuses on the ways in which a particular Islamic brotherhood, or 'tariqa', the tariqa Alawiyya, spread, maintained and propagated their particular brand of the Islamic faith. Originating in the South-Yemeni region of Hadramawt, the Alawi tariqa mainly spread along the coast of the...

    Published August 20th 2003 by Routledge

  5. Ships and the Development of Maritime Technology on the Indian Ocean

    Edited by Ruth Barnes, David Parkin

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    Recognising the fundamental role both of shipping communities and the technologies crafted and shared by them, this book explores the types of ships, methods of navigation and modes of water-borne trade in the Indian Ocean region and the way they affected the development of distinctive settlements...

    Published June 26th 2002 by Routledge

  6. Islamic Prayer Across the Indian Ocean

    Inside and Outside the Mosque

    By Stephen Headley, David Parkin

    Series: Routledge Indian Ocean Series

    In its attempt to squash the influence of animism and pantheism or polytheism and to promote the idea of the One and Only Absolute God, Islam has come up against a tendency within itself to incorporate certain local religious traditions and practices. This book shares that combination of...

    Published August 23rd 2000 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Sufis and Scholars of the Sea: Family Networks in East Africa, 1860-1925
    By Anne Bang
    To Be Published August 14th 2014

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