A History of Maratha Navy and Merchantships

  • By Dr B K Apte
  • October 17 2020
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Foreword by B. S. Soman, Vice-Admiral (Retired)

“THOUGH intended to be ‘A History of the Maratha Navy and Merchantships’, the Author has covered a very much longer span of time than just the ‘Maratha period’, as generally understood by historians. The vast field of bibliographical references used to collect facts and figures, no doubt, must have entailed tremendous amount of labour and time, which as the Author has stated has been a period of fifteen years to date.

The Author’s claim that this is perhaps the first book of its kind is more than justified and those who wish to study and understand the maritime activities, traditions and people around the Indian Subcontinent generally and along its west coast in particular will find this book most useful.

The reader however will have to be a determined one with serious application if one is to fully understand and appreciate the interaction between facts of geography, advance of science, impact of religion and culture, effects of contact with seamen across the oceans etc. which all go to influence any nation, community or country to take to the sea the way it does.”

Author is PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY CENTRE OF POST-GRADUATE INSTRUCTION AND RESEARCH (UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY), PANAJI, GOA.

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This book was published in 1973 by State Board for Literature and Culture, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai. India. 

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