KHAKI Talk 43: #TidesOfHistory - Thane’s Maritime Past by Dr. Fleur D’Souza | Event in NA | Townscript
KHAKI Talk 43: #TidesOfHistory - Thane’s Maritime Past by Dr. Fleur D’Souza | Event in NA | Townscript

KHAKI Talk 43: #TidesOfHistory - Thane’s Maritime Past by Dr. Fleur D’Souza

Sep 16 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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#TidesOfHistory - Thane’s Maritime Past by Dr. Fleur D’Souza

Shilahara capital, pictured by Marco Polo, often pillaged by pirates, fortified by the Portuguese, pulverized by the Peshwa’s determined forces, destination point for Asia’s first railway under the British and re-industrialised after 1947! That’s Thane, today reduced to an extension of Mumbai. And the Thane creek, Ulhas estuary, Bet river (call it what you will) was once a “highway” that connected ancient ports like Thana with Kalyan and Bhiwandi and Sopara and Vasai - it provided food (fish, crabs, prawns, newties or mudskippers, mussels) and above all…. salt. At our Online Talk #TidesOfHistory, historian Dr. Fleur D’Souza places the waterside settlement of Thane against the backdrop of its geographic and historic past to focus on its multi-racial, multi-cultural populace, its built heritage, its port and the strategic role it played in the defences of one sector of the Portuguese India’s Provincia do Norte.

About the speaker:
Dr. Fleur D’Souza retired as Associate Professor and Head of the Department of History at St. Xavier’s College in 2016. In 2003, she was awarded the Ph.D degree in History by the University of Mumbai for her thesis “Thana Under the Portuguese 1534-1737 - A socio-economic study”. She has contributed essays and articles to several journals and books. She is a member and former Vice-President of the Oral History Association of India, and has also served on the Executive Committee of the Bombay Local History Society.

Charges for participation Rs. 199/- (Use code "Discount" to avail 50% discount for students and senior citizens)
Date: 16th September 2020
Time: 7.00 pm
Duration: 1 hour + Q&A

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