Project to revive Ancient Maritime Trade route – PuuchoIAS

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Source: IE

Ministry of Culture (fully funded by it), in collaboration with the Indian Navy and Hodi Innovations based in Goa, is embarking on a project to reconstruct an ancient stitched ship reminiscent of vessels that sailed India’s ancient maritime trade routes over 2,000 years ago.


The Voyage:

Once the ship is ready, it will undertake a voyage to Bali, Indonesia, in November 2025, carrying a crew of 13 Indian Navy members from Cuttack, Odisha. The voyage aims to honour India’s old maritime trade routes and is part of a broader effort to revive and celebrate India’s maritime heritage.

The project aims to revive India’s maritime heritage and cultural connections with other countries.


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About Project Mausam:

Project ‘Mausam’ is a cultural initiative led by the Ministry of Culture and implemented by the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. It aims to showcase a Transnational Mixed Route (Natural and Cultural Heritage) on the World Heritage List. The project explores monsoon patterns, cultural routes, and maritime landscapes in the Indian Ocean region.

  • Its goals include understanding the historical impact of monsoon winds on interactions, shared knowledge systems, and cultural exchanges among coastal centres.
  • The project fosters cross-cultural linkages with 39 Indian Ocean countries and focuses on cultural routes and maritime landscapes connecting different parts of the Indian Ocean littoral.

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