Documentary Infrastructure of Dhow Capitalism by Prof Fahad Bishara

Ruz-nama of Al Failakawi

Brilliant presentation on ‘contractual circuitry of circulation’ of Dhow Capitalism and Bazaars by Prof Fahad Bishara @TheNakhoda in the Jamia-Wits Indian Ocean Circulations Remote Conference. I am massive fan of his book’The Sea of Debt’. There is so much of Masqat in the book, my Bayt.

Present day Gujarat, Gulf Ports and Basra were intimately connected, and the region is connected through documentary infrastructure such as captain log books or ruz-namahs and payment notes.