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Prime Minister released a book titled Pre-Modern Kutchi Navigation Techniques and Voyages

Apr 6, 2015 14:00 IST

Pre-Modern Kutchi Navigation Techniques and Voyages: Ashok B. Rajeshirke (Editor)

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 6 April 2015 released a book titled Pre-Modern Kutchi Navigation Techniques and Voyages transcribed and edited by Ashok B. Rajeshirke in New Delhi.

The book is an outcome of the collaborative effort by the National Museum, New Delhi and the Darshak Itihas Nidhi, a Foundation for Research and Studies in History.

The book is a depiction and transcription of Malam Ni Pothis, a collection of Gujarati manuscripts which describe the pre-modern navigation technology of Gujarat between the 17th and the 19th century. The book also describes expeditions undertaken by the Malams (navigators) of Kutch.

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