On December 26, 2004, giant tsunami waves destroyed communities around the Indian Ocean, from Indonesia to Kenya. Beyond the horrific death toll, this wall of water brought a telling reminder of the interconnectedness of the many countries on the ocean rim, and the insignificance of national boundaries. "A Hundred Horizons" takes us to these shores, in a brilliant reinterpretation of how culture developed and history was made at the height of the British raj.
Sugata Bose is Gardiner Professor of History, Harvard University.
Preface 1. Space and Time on the Indian Ocean Rim 2. The Gulf between Precolonial and Colonial Empires 3. Flows of Capitalists, Laborers, and Commodities 4. Waging War for King and Country 5. Expatriate Patriots: Anticolonial Imagination and Action 6. Pilgrims' Progress under Colonial Rules 7. A Different Universalism? Oceanic Voyages of a Poet as Pilgrim Conclusion: The Indian Ocean Arena in the History of Globalization Notes Index