About Us

We are an academic initiative of the Western Naval Command primarily focusing on Maritime Research.
The Maritime History Society (MHS) came into being on 12 May 1978, to promote the study of India’s maritime history.
It was founded by the then Rear Adm MP Awati to promote awareness of India’s rich maritime history among young Naval Officers and the public at large.



Maritime History Society Seeks to evolve into a body of eminence in the field of Maritime History through nurturing of historical research among young mariners, showcase Indian Maritime Heritage and publication of emerging perspective for a vibrant and resurgent Maritime India.


Academic Council Members

The strategic team that provides direction to the MHS Research Team

VAdm AR Karve

MHS Patron

Cmde Roby Thomas


Dr Rashna Poncha

Academic Council

Dr Tejas Garge

Academic Council

Sethu Team

The Sail that provides the energy to take MHS Team towards the Vision

Mr Mathew John

Asst Dir (Ops & IT)

Mr Sahil Mulla

Executive Associate


Ms Leora Pezarkar

Sr.Research Associate

Programs & Promotions

Ms Swapna Nair

Sr.Research Associate

Research & Promotions

Ms Saba Purkar

Project Research Associate

Ms Krishna Kataria

Project Research Associate

Research Team

Discovering Treasures

Ms Amruta Talawadekar

Research Associate

Mr Dennard D’Souza

Research Associate

Ms Janhavi Lokegaonkar

Research Associate

Our Future Aspirations