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Suvarnadvipa: Ancient Indian Colonies in the Far East (In 2 Volumes)

R C Majumdar (Author)
Synopsis Suvarnadvipa comprises Malay Penninsula and Sumatra, Java, Borneo and Bali islands. These places came under the influence of Indian civilization, in remote past and gradually flourished into powerful empires, rich both in material attainments and cultural refinements. The history and cultural of these places are both interesting and instructive. Apart from the importance of these regions in themselves, the study of Indian civilization must be regarded imperfect as long as the achievements of Indians and local people who imbibed Indian culture, in the Far East, are not taken into account. But very little about these regions was known till Dr. R.C. Majumadar drew our attention to this field of research through his pioneer works in India. Suverndvipa in two Volumes is the fruit of one of his painstaking researches. Dr. Majumadar has used all the available material brought to light by the Dutch savants and all native and foreign sources, viz. accounts of Chinese travelers and Arab historians and geographers. He has interpreted various stories that throw light on the speared of Hinduism and Buddhism in Java, Bali, and Borneo and studied and used local inscriptions as source materials. He deals with the Sailendra Empire and Later Indo-Javaness empires with fullness and care. It is an interesting theme told in an interesting manner. The first volume is devocted to the study of the political history upto the downfall of the Hindu kingdoms in Suvarnadvipa, while the second volumes deals with the cultural history. Subjects covered by the second volume are: law and socio-economic conditions, literature, religious, use of Sanskrit, art and architecture in different ancient sites, etc. The value of the work has been enhanced by seventyfive plates of illustrations.
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About the author

R C Majumdar

Dr. R.C. Majumdar, born in 1888 in East Bengal (present day Bangladesh) in the village of Khandarapara of Faridpur District. He graduated after learning in Dhaka and Calcutta. He was ranked 1st in graduate studies in the university. He became a teacher and took to research, and got a doctorate. When the University of Dhaka was started in 1921, he became its first professor. Eventually he became the vice-chancellor of the university. He was great scholar and a genius. His contribution to our nation and Indian history is unparalleled. The present book is one of the gem from his treasure.

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Title Suvarnadvipa: Ancient Indian Colonies in the Far East (In 2 Volumes)
Author R C Majumdar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.1986
Edition Reprint
Language: English
isbn 9788121200400
length viii+ii+xx+436+16p., ii+xvi+354+10p., Plates; Index; 23cm.
Subjects History