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16 of the most spectacular Indian Ocean holidays

Telegraph.co.uk - Apr 15, 2017
Sri Lanka dazzles. It's a land of iridescent birds, piercing-green paddy fields, lakes festooned with pink lotus flowers, misty hills clad in manicured tea bushes. Wild elephants roam its forests, leopards stalk its jungles (Yala National Park is said ...

PSL bets bag 28 medals in Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge

The Manila Times - Apr 17, 2017
The Philippine Swimming League (PSL) contingent bagged a total of 20 gold, seven silver and one bronze medals in the 2017 Indian Ocean All-Star Challenge held at the HBF Challenge Stadium in Perth, Australia. Immaculate Heart of Mary ...

Guernsey man to row Indian Ocean as part of research into Parkinson's

ITV News - Apr 11, 2017
... to do research into diet and neuromuscular disease, and how the rower copes with the crossing. They could even break the current world record of 72 days. James explains the Indian Ocean is particularly challenging because it is long, barren and ...

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Classic Ships of Islam: From Mesopotamia to the Indian Ocean

by: Dionysius Agius
This book charts the development of Islamic ships and boats in the Western Indian Ocean from the seventh to the early sixteenth century with reference to earlier periods. It utilizes mainly Classical and Medieval Arabic literary sources with iconographical evidence and archaeological finds. The interdependence of various trading activities in the region resulted in a cross fertilization, not only of goods but also of ideas and culture which gave an underlying cohesion to the Arabian, Persian and Indian maritime peoples.
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A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950

by: Fahad Ahmad Bishara
In this innovative legal history of economic life in the Western Indian Ocean, Bishara examines the transformations of Islamic law and Islamicate commercial practices during the emergence of modern capitalism in the region. In this time of expanding commercial activity, a mélange of Arab, Indian, Swahili and Baloch merchants, planters, jurists, judges, soldiers and seamen forged the frontiers of a shared world. The interlinked worlds of trade and politics that these actors created, the shared commercial grammars and institutions that they developed and the spatial and socio-economic mobilities they engaged in endured until at least the middle of the twentieth century.
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Voyaging Under Power, 4th Edition

by: Robert P. Beebe, Denis Umstot

The passagemaking bible updated to help you live your long-distance voyaging dreams

First published in 1975, Robert Beebe's Voyaging Under Power revolutionized long-distance cruising, encouraging powerboaters to enjoy what was once exclusive to sailboats and their crews: crossing oceans to exotic, interesting, and beautiful places in comfort with a minimum of problems and expense. Now power-cruising couple Denis and Mary Umstot, whose interest in power voyaging was ignited by Beebe’s work, have updated .
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The Cat's Table

by: Michael Ondaatje

In the early 1950s, an eleven-year-old boy in Colombo boards a ship bound for England. At mealtimes he is seated at the “cat’s table”—as far from the Captain’s Table as can be—with a ragtag group of “insignificant” adults and two other boys, Cassius and Ramadhin. As the ship crosses the Indian Ocean, the boys tumble from one adventure to another, bursting all over the place like freed mercury. But there are other diversions as well: they are first exposed to the magical worlds of jazz, women, and literature by their eccentric fellow travelers, and together they spy on a shackled prisoner, his crime and fate a galvanizing mystery that will haunt them forever.
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