Horror of the Sea: Some Early Modern Indo-Persian Experiences

Saturday, January 9, 2010: 2:30 PM
Manchester Ballroom A (Hyatt)
Sanjay Subrahmanyam , University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
The presentation will focus on how the sea, that is the Indian Ocean, was viewed and experienced by some Indo-Persian travellers of the early modern period. Whether because they were committed landlubbers, or because a long tradition weighed on them, their narratives presented even relatively short voyages as fraught with perils, especially of shipboard fires.
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