Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

The Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies is the first series dedicated to the study of the Indian Ocean world from early times to the present day. It incorporates, and contributes to, key debates in a wide array of disciplines, including history, environmental studies, anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, economics, law, and labor and gender studies. Moving beyond the restrictions imposed by Eurocentric timeframes and national and regional studies analyses, this fundamentally interdisciplinary series is committed to exploring new paradigms with which to interpret past events, particularly those that incorporate human-environment interaction. In this way, it provides contemporary readers with compelling new insights into areas from labor relations and migration to diplomacy and trade.

General Editor Gwyn Campbell Advisory Board Philippe Beaujard, EHESS, CNRS, CEMAF, Paris William Gervase Clarence-Smith, SOAS, London Masashi Haneda, IASA, University of Tokyo Michael Pearson, University of New South Wales, Sydney Anthony Reid, Australian National University, Canberra Abdul Sheriff, Former Executive Director of ZIORI, Zanzibar James Francis Warren, Murdoch University, Perth
Those interested in submitting a manuscript for consideration in the series should send a synopsis of their work to Gwyn Campbell at


Forthcoming Steven Serels, Starvation and the State: Famine, Slavery and Power in Sudan, 1883-1956