EastAfrican and South Asian Port Polities,” unpublished dissertation (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008), 30–41. On Sanjan see the series of articles by Ranabir Cakravarti in The Indian Economic and Social History Review (1986, 1990, 1998); Rukshana J. Nanji, Mariner and Merchants: A Study of
context of maritime trade, 7 Harsh V. Pant comments:
Home to four critical access waterways — the Suez Canal, Bab-el-Mandeb, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Strait of Malacca — the Indian Ocean connects the Middle East, Africa, and East Asia with Europe and the Americas. Given its crucial geographical
Shakespeare into his native Tswana language. 3 Plaatje has been extensively studied but he is just one of a generation of black African men of letters. Anglophone West and EastAfrica—just to stick to the Anglo sphere of colonial rule and education—also have its mission-school educated elites whose work is
literature offered new forecasts for relations between Eastern and Western cultures and civilizations.
The Silk Road, which dates back to ancient China, is a major transportation hub connecting Asia, EastAfrica, and Europe. It is also known as “the Canal of Human Civilization” and “the Womb of Global