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Author McGrail, Sean.
Title Boats of South Asia / Seán McGrail with Lucy Blue, Eric Kentley and Colin Palmer ; introduction by Basil Greenhill.
Imprint London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon : in association with the Society for South Asian Studies, 2003.

Series RoutledgeCurzon studies in South Asia.
RoutledgeCurzon studies in South Asia.
Subject Maritime anthropology -- South Asia.
Boats and boating -- South Asia.
Boatbuilding -- South Asia.
South Asia -- Social life and customs.
Alt Name Blue, Lucy Katherine.
Kentley, Eric.
Palmer, Colin.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 316 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents Chapter INTRODUCTION / BASIL GREENHILL -- chapter 1 AIMS AND METHODS / SEAŃ MCGRAIL -- chapter 2 THE REVERSE-CLINKER BOATS OF BANGLADESH / SEAŃ MCGRAIL AND LUCY BLUE -- chapter Reverse-clinker planking -- chapter 3 The reverse-clinker boats of Orissa and West Bengal SEAŃ MCGRAIL, LUCY BLUE AND ERIC KENTLEY -- chapter The patia and other South Asian reverse-clinker boats -- chapter 4 THE SMOOTH-SKINNED TRADITIONAL INLAND BOATS OF BANGLADESH / COLIN PALMER -- chapter Construction method -- chapter 5 The masula - A sewn plank surf boat of India's Eastern Coast ERIC KENTLEY -- chapter Distribution and use -- chapter Acknowledgements -- chapter 6 The madel paruwa of Sri Lanka - A sewn boat with chine strakes ERIC KENTLEY -- chapter The outrigger paru -- chapter 7 The vattai fishing boat and related frame-first vessels of Tamil Nadu / SEAŃ MCGRAIL, LUCY BLUE, ERIC KENTLEY AND COLIN PALMER -- chapter Fieldwork -- chapter 8 HIDE BOATS OF THE RIVER KAVERI, TAMIL NADU / SEAŃ MCGRAIL, LUCY BLUE AND COLIN PALMER -- chapter Equipment -- chapter Uses -- chapter 9 A HYDRODYNAMIC EVALUATION OF FOUR TYPES OF BOAT / COLIN PALMER -- chapter Conclusions -- chapter Froude Number (Fn) -- chapter Wetted Surface Ratio (WSA/V ) -- chapter 10 THE WAY AHEAD / SEAŃ MCGRAIL, LUCY BLUE, ERIC KENTLEY AND COLIN PALMER -- chapter APPENDIX: REVERSE-CLINKER PLANKING AND HULC PLANKING PATTERNS, WORLDWIDE -- chapter Hulc planking patterns -- .
ISBN 020321689X (electronic bk.)
9780203216897 (electronic bk.)
041529746X (alk. paper)
9780415297462 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 52975546
Additional Format Print version: McGrail, Sean. Boats of South Asia. London ; New York : RoutledgeCurzon : In Association with the Society for South Asian Studies, 2003 041529746X (DLC) 2002031604 (OCoLC)50322855.