Natural Logics of the Indian Ocean

Devleena Ghosh, Stephen Muecke


Abstract

Interdisciplinary approaches to the Indian Ocean are fairly new, and ecological topics in cultural studies more generally are also rare. This paper, then, is an attempt to begin discussion on these two fronts, hoping that further research will be able to document it in more detail. We cast our argument as being both about Indian Ocean stories and a story in itself, and cast it in three parts: the pre-colonial Indian Ocean, the colonial one, and the postcolonial or contemporary situation.

Keywords

Indian Ocean, cultural perspective; ecological perspective; pre-colonial Indian Ocean; colonial Indian Ocean; post-colonial Indian Ocean

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