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11 July 2016
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.
By:   Sean Mcgrail (Southampton University UK), Lucy Blue, Eric Kentley, Colin Palmer
Imprint:   Routledge
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781138964839
ISBN 10:   1138964832
Series:   Routledge Studies in South Asia
Pages:   336
Publication Date:   11 July 2016
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education ,  A / AS level
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sean 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.

Reviews for Boats of South Asia

'Informative and interesting' - South Asian Anthropologist 'This book is one to be read and absorbed.' - Nautical Archaeology

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