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The Resource Crossing the Bay of Bengal : the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants, Sunil S. Amrith

Crossing the Bay of Bengal : the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants, Sunil S. Amrith

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Crossing the Bay of Bengal : the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants
Title
Crossing the Bay of Bengal
Title remainder
the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants
Statement of responsibility
Sunil S. Amrith
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Indian Ocean was global long before the Atlantic, and today the countries bordering the Bay of Bengal<U+0127> �India, Bangladesh, Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Malaysia<U+0127> �are home to one in four people on Earth. Crossing the Bay of Bengal places this region at the heart of world history for the first time. Integrating human and environmental history, and mining a wealth of sources, Sunil Amrith gives a revelatory and stirring new account of the Bay and those who have inhabited it. For centuries the Bay of Bengal served as a maritime highway between India and China, and then as a battleground for European empires, all while being shaped by the monsoons and by human migration. Imperial powers in the nineteenth century, abetted by the force of capital and the power of steam, reconfigured the Bay in their quest for coffee, rice, and rubber. Millions of Indian migrants crossed the sea, bound by debt or spurred by drought, and filled with ambition. Booming port cities like Singapore and Penang became the most culturally diverse societies of their time. By the 1930s, however, economic, political, and environmental pressures began to erode the Bay's centuries-old patterns of interconnection. Today, rising waters leave the Bay of Bengal's shores especially vulnerable to climate change, at the same time that its location makes it central to struggles over Asia's future. Amrith's evocative and compelling narrative of the region's pasts offers insights critical to understanding and confronting the many challenges facing Asia in the decades ahead --
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1979-
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Amrith, Sunil S.
Dewey number
  • 918.24
  • 304.8091824
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Asians
  • Immigrants
  • Bengal, Bay of, Region.
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Crossing the Bay of Bengal : the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants, Sunil S. Amrith
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https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393581/one
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue : the Bay of Bengal in history -- The life of the Bay of Bengal -- That vast sea's emporium -- Turbulent journeys, sacred geographies -- Human traffic -- Oceans' crossroads -- Crossings interrupted -- The pursuit of citizenship -- When the waters rise -- Epilogue : crossing the Bay of Bengal
Control code
FIEb17448797
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780674724839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)837923428
Label
Crossing the Bay of Bengal : the furies of nature and the fortunes of migrants, Sunil S. Amrith
Link
https://opac.eui.eu/client/en_GB/default/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:393581/one
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Prologue : the Bay of Bengal in history -- The life of the Bay of Bengal -- That vast sea's emporium -- Turbulent journeys, sacred geographies -- Human traffic -- Oceans' crossroads -- Crossings interrupted -- The pursuit of citizenship -- When the waters rise -- Epilogue : crossing the Bay of Bengal
Control code
FIEb17448797
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
353 pages
Isbn
9780674724839
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)837923428

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