Commerce with the Universe
Africa, India, and the Afrasian Imagination
|Publication Date:||Oct 2013|
| Publisher:||Columbia University Press|
| Book Format:||Hardback|
|List Price:||USD $60.00|
| Book Description: |
Analyzing the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in and about East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a compelling alternative history of Africa's experience with slavery, migration, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. Desai draws on Afrasian texts that are literary and nonfictional, political and private, to broaden the scope of African and South Asian scholarship and inspire a more nuanced understanding of the Indian Ocean's fertile routes of exchange....