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Mammali Marakkar – Regent of the seas (Regedor do Mar)

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And his connections to the Maldives

The balanced trade networks between the Red Sea and the Far East had Malabar and Gujerat as the fulcrums with the Arabs controlling the west and the Chinese controlling the east. The delicate balance with traders spread over many ports in the Indian Ocean and smaller seas, working on a large amount of trust, ferried goods and spices, based not only on the barter system but also various currencies of the trade and gold. As the ships of the desert, the camel trains moved men and material over the northern Indian deserts and steppes, while the winds of trade or the monsoons moved small ships and junks between these distant ports.