This photo-essay book is a modest attempt to link our maritime past, along with the entire progress, to the present, and in light of the same, to relate the future of the nation to a distinct maritime orientation with the Indian Navy as the lead national maritime agency. It traces about 7,500 years of India's maritime history and heritage. There are eight chapters, each dwelling on different aspects of maritime heritage namely, trade and commerce, evolution of cultures, influence of architecture, forts and lighthouses, naval battles and the evolution of the Indian navy. With images and artwork, this book will give the reader a vivid insight into our country's rich maritime past.
De Gruyter Open apologizes for the fact that the April 2017 edition of the book titled ‘Genealogy, Archive, Image: Interpreting Dynastic History in Western India, c.1090-2016’, published by De Gruyter Open, included on pages 72, 79 and 80 text originating from the website http://www.royalark.net/India/dhranga8.htm, the editor of which is Mr. Christopher Buyers, which text presented the results of Mr Christopher Buyers’s research and was included in that edition without reference to its source. These three passages were inserted by Jayasinhji Jhala without the knowledge of John McLeod, the author of the chapter in which they appeared.