India in Africa, Africa in India: Indian Ocean Cosmopolitanisms

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India in Africa, Africa in India: Indian Ocean Cosmopolitanisms

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India in Africa, Africa in India traces the longstanding interaction between these two regions, showing that the Indian Ocean world provides many examples of cultural flows that belie our understanding of globalization as a recent phenomenon. This region has had, and continues to have, an internal integrity that touches the lives of its citizens in their commerce, their cultural exchanges, and their concepts of each other and of themselves in the world. These connections have deep historical roots, and their dynamics are not attributable solely to the effects of European colonialism, modernity, or contemporary globalization―although these forces have left their mark. The contributors to this interdisciplinary volume come from the fields of history, literature, dance, sociology, gender studies, and religion, making this collection unique in its recreation of an entire world too seldom considered as such.

ISBN

978-0253219756

Publication Date

6-25-2008

Publisher

Indiana University Press

Disciplines

African History | Asian History

India in Africa, Africa in India: Indian Ocean Cosmopolitanisms

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