The Indian Ocean has been a place of intersection and exchange between continents, cultures, languages and religions. The cultural landscapes along its margins, from North to South, East to West, are testimony of the particular contexts developed through the fluid exchange of material and cultural traces across Indian Ocean waters.

Specialists from the fields af Archaeology, History, Anthropology, Literature and Cultural Studies will share their work and reflect on opening new routes of research on heritage and cultural landscapes along this vast and fascinating ocean.




 

 

 

 

Keynote Address

Professor Michael Pearson

Introducing the Indian Ocean World

 

 

Maritime Archaeology Panel

Cultural Routes Round Table

Africa and India Panel
 

 
 

IIT Gandhinagar 19 January 2015, Shed 4 - 104

 

 
Programme

8:30 - 9:30

Tea and Registration


9:30 - 10:00

Welcome & Workshop Overview

Dr. Sudhir K. Jain, Director, IITGN
Dr. S.P. Mehrotra, Dean External Relatons, IITGN
Dr. Srinivas Reddy, IITGN, Humanities
Dr. Himanshu Prabha Ray, Chairperson, National Monuments Authority


10:00 - 11:00

Keynote Address

Professor Michael Pearson
Introducing the Indian Ocean World
Discussant: Dr. Rosa Maria Perez, ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon


11:00 - 11:30
Tea break


11:30 - 13:00

Maritime Archaeology Panel

Harappan Port Towns of Gujarat
Dr. Y.S. Rawat, Director, Gujarat State Archaology ASI

Maritime Contacts of the Harappans with Mesopotamians
Dr. V.N. Prabhakar, IITGN, Archaeology

Indo-Pacific Beads: The Signature of Maritime Trade
Dr. Alok Kumar Kanungo, IITGN, Archaeology


13:00 - 14:30
Lunch


14:30 - 16:00

Cultural Routes Round Table

Early Historic Gujarat and the Maritime World of the Western Indian Ocean
Dr. Himanshu Prabha Ray, Chairperson, National Monuments Authority
Dr. Srinivas Reddy, IITGN, Humanities
Hasmukh Shah, Founder and President of Darshak Itihas Nidhi


16:00 - 16:30
Tea break



16:30 - 18:00

Africa and India Panel

Across the margins of the Indian Ocean. The silent voices of the slaves
Dr. Rosa Maria Perez, ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon 

Gujaratis in 17th century Gondar (Ethiopia)
Dr. Manuel João Ramos, ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon

Underneath the cashew tree: India in a Southern Mozambique district
Pedro Pombo, ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon


18:00 - 18:30

Round Table Closing Discussion