Reimagining Indian Ocean Worlds

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Smriti Srinivas, Bettina Ng'weno, Neelima Jeychandran
Routledge, 2020 - Indian Ocean Region - 250 pages
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of figures -- List of maps -- List of contributors -- Introduction: many worlds, many oceans -- Crafting arrival -- Keywords for Indian Ocean worlds -- Thinking as process -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References -- Part I: Proximity and distance -- Chapter 1: The ends of the Indian Ocean: notes on boundaries and affinities across time -- Shifting boundaries of relation -- Shifting imaginations of space -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2: Indian Ocean ontology: Nyerere, memory, place -- The place of memory, memory as place -- Sensory histories -- Saba Saba -- Cochin -- Tanzanianness -- Arusha Declaration and socialist belonging -- Inauthentic Asians -- Disinterred -- References -- Chapter 3: The littoral, the container, and the interface: situating the dry port as an Indian Ocean imaginary -- Introduction: between limits and possibilities -- Figuring the littoral: land, ocean, port, city -- The container -- The dry port -- Conclusion: contemporary Indian Ocean worlds -- Notes -- References -- Chapter 4: Seasons of sail: the monsoon, kinship, and labor in the dhow trade -- Flying in the face of the wind -- Monsoons at sail -- From aakhar to mausam: a dual morphology, interrupted? -- Seasons of work, cycles of debt: labor and kinship for the khalaasi -- A clash of calendars: regulating the weather and mobility -- From sea to shore: a monsoonal relationality -- Notes -- References -- Part II: Landscapes, oceanscapes, and practices -- Chapter 5: Elsewheres in the Indian Ocean: spatio-temporal encounters and imaginaries beyond the sea -- Dreams of mobility -- Elsewheres -- Mountains, oceans, and estranged stones -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Chapter 6: Dicey waterways: evolving networks and contested spatialities in Goa.

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About the author (2020)

Smriti Srinivas is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Davis, USA.

Bettina Ng'weno is Associate Professor for African American and African Studies at the University of California, Davis, USA.

Neelima Jeychandran is a Postdoctoral Fellow and Research Associate in African Studies and Asian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, USA.

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