“Staying Afloat: Maritime Trade of Tamil Muslim Merchants in the Indian Ocean, c. 1800-40

The Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History invites you to:
“Staying Afloat: Maritime Trade of Tamil Muslim Merchants in the Indian Ocean, c. 1800-40”
A workshop by
Sundar Vadlamudi
Doctoral Candidate of History
The University of Texas at Austin
Mon., Mar. 9
Noon – 1:30pm
GAR 4.100
“This paper analyzes the maritime trade of Tamil-speaking South Indian Muslim maritime merchants in the Indian Ocean between 1800 and 1840,” writes Mr. Vadlamudi, “a period marked by the expansion of East India Company (EIC) rule in India and the Indian Ocean region and the increased export of British cotton manufactures to Asia.” Sundar received his B.E. (Computer Science) from Thiagarajar College of Engineering (India) in 2000. He quit the IT industry after working for two years and obtained his M.A. (International Policy Studies) from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in 2004. He worked for three years as a Researcher on security issues in South Asia prior to beginning his Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2010, he obtained his M.A. (History) from The University of Texas at Austin.
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Responder:
Dr. Sumit Guha 
Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor in History
The University of Texas at Austin
Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney by 9 a.m., Friday, March 6.
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The Institute for Historical Studies