According to Sanjeev Sanyal, a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, by Kartika Purnima of 2025, India would use historic sewn ship technology to replicate its past nautical heritage of trips to Southeast Asia.
“The Indian Navy will assist me in constructing the ship using antiquated sewing techniques. And by Kartika Purnima in 2025, we should be able to sail from Odisha to Bali, the economist and historian said during a session at the three-day Kalinga Literary Festival in this city.
In-depth details about Sanjeev Sanyal said India’s ancient maritime journey from Odisha to Bali to be recreated by 2025
According to him, the ship will be comparable to those built in the past when India had close maritime trading relations with Southeast Asia, be around 20 metres long, and lack GPS.
Soon, Sanyal continued, there will be another attempt to sail from the Gujarati coast to Oman.
He was talking about the recently published book Revolutionaries, in which he argued in favour of India’s armed struggle to overthrow British rule.
During the three-day literary festival, about 20 books in the areas of history, fiction, mythology, and popular culture were published in English, Hindi, and Odia.
More than 70 sessions were held over the course of three days beginning on February 24. Participants included renowned flute master Hariprasad Chaurasia, Chipko movement leader Sekhar Pathak, mythologist Ashwin Sanghi, well-known Odissi dancers, and media figures.