Lecture: Maritime History on the Coasts of India

In their presentation, “Indians at Sea: In search of Chola, Kunjali, and Maratha maritime history on the coasts of India,” Judith Katz and Dr. Grant Rhode will talk about three of the most important episodes in pre-modern Indian maritime history: 1) the 11th century Indian east coast Chola Kingdom; 2) the 16th century successful resistance to the Portuguese by the Kunjali Marakkar; and 3) the 18th century successful resistance to the British by the Maratha Kingdom and their Admirals from the Angre clan in Maharashtra state south of Mumbai.

For the past six years, Judy and Grant have been traveling in Asia to visit sites related to important events in Eurasian maritime history between the 11th and 18th centuries. Indian maritime history tends to be less well known in Western circles than Chinese maritime history, but it is both profound and full of colorful events and characters.

Reception begins at 6 p.m., lecture begins at 7. Tickets are $15 for  HMM members and $20 for non-members. Save $5 and support the museum. Click here to become a member today.

The Herreshoff Marine Museum’s Monthly Lecture Series brings the knowledge of established authors, sailors, and experts directly to the public. Learn from some of the best sailors, writers, historians, and accomplished individuals amongst historic Herreshoff boats and the America’s Cup Hall of Fame. Tickets are availble online (click here) or at the door the day of the event.


Herreshoff Marine Museum, One Burnside Street, Bristol, RI

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