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Shipbuilding, Navigation and the Portuguese in Pre-modern India


Year: 2017
Language: english
Author: K.S. Mathew
Genre: History
ISBN: 1138094765
Format: PDF
Quality: eBook
Pages count: 222
Description: India, especially coastal India, has a long history of shipbuilding and navigation dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization. Indian shipwrights and the labour force associated with various aspects of shipbuilding excelled in naval architecture. Their native wisdom was adopted by the Europeans engaged in shipbuilding in coastal India. Similarly some of the techniques of navigation followed by Indians were emulated by the European mariners.
A comprehensive peep into the science of naval architecture and navigation is attempted in this work making a comparative study of Indian and Portuguese architecture and navigation.
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