Author:Gopal Surendra


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Born to Trade: Indian Business Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Eurasia

By: Gopal Surendra

Price: $24.45

Publisher: New Delhi, Manohar Publishers & Distributors:

Seller ID: 1201896

ISBN: 9789350981238

Condition: New

This pioneering work traces migration of Indian traders to Russia, Iran, West Asia and South-East Asia in medieval times. Four essays throw light on the activities of the Indian business community in Russia. Generally Indians came to Russia via Iran. There they took a boat, crossed the Caspian Sea and reached the Russian port of Astrakhan. Indian visitors included Hindus (including Jains), Muslims, Christians, Parsis among others. Hindus constituted the largest segment of the migrants. They became an object of local curiosity because of their rituals and social practices. They also become an o... View more info