Athens, Aden, Arikamedu: Essays on the interrelations between India, Arabia and the Eastern Mediterranean
Editor :Manohar CSH
Two papers deal with the archaeological as well as literary evidence on the trade between Rome and India, a subject recently revived both in India and European/American research. Maritime traditions which facilitate understanding of international trade have been studied from an Indian and ethnographical point of view.
Finally, two contributions emphasize that the Arabian peninsula is the natural bridge between India and the Eastern Mediterranean – a fact so obvious that it is often ignored in archaeological and historical studies of the Indian Ocean in the pre-islamic period.
The book presents new and original insights on the themes covered.