Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa: Reflections on the Chola Naval Expeditions to Southeast Asia (Tamil edition)

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This is the Tamil version of Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa, Reflections on the Chola Naval Expeditions to Southeast Asia, published by ISEAS in 2009. The expansion of the Cholas from their base in the Kaveri Delta saw this growing power subdue the kingdoms of southern India, as well as occupy Sri Lanka and the Maldives, by the early eleventh century. It was also during this period that the Cholas initiated links with Song China.Concurrently, the Southeast Asian polity of Sriwijaya had, through its Sumatran and Malayan ports, come to occupy a key position in East-West maritime trade, requiring engagement with both Song China to the north and the Chola kingdom to its west. The apparently friendly relations pursued were, however, to be disrupted in 1025 by Chola naval expeditions against fourteen key port cities in Southeast Asia. This volume examines the background, course and effects of these expeditions, as well as the regional context of the events. It brings to light many aspects of this key period in Asian history.Unprecedented in the degree of detail assigned to the story of the Chola expeditions, this volume is also unique in that it includes translations of the contemporary Tamil and Sanskrit inscriptions relating to Southeast Asia and of the Song dynasty Chinese texts relating to the Chola Kingdom.

Co-publication: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies


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Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa: Reflections on the Chola Naval Expeditions to Southeast Asia (Tamil edition) [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-4345-32-3] 29.00 USD
Preliminary pages Download
1. The Naval Expeditions of the Cholas in the Context of Asian History 5.00 USD
2. Medieval Commercial Activities in the Indian Ocean as Revealed from Chinese Ceramic-sherds and South Indian and Sri Lankan Inscriptions 5.00 USD
3. The Military Campaigns of Rajendra Chola and the Chola-Srivijaya-China Triangle 5.00 USD
4. Rajendra Chola Is Naval Expedition to Southeast Asia: A Nautical Perspective 5.00 USD
5. A Note on the Navy of the Chola State 5.00 USD
6. Excavation at Gangaikondacholapuram, The Imperial Capital of Rajendra Chola, and Its Significance 5.00 USD
7. New Perspectives on Nagapattinam: The Medieval Port City in the Context of Political, Religious, and Commercial Exchanges between South India, Southeast Asia and China 5.00 USD
8. South Indian Merchant Guilds in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia 5.00 USD
9. Anjuvannam: A Maritime Trade Guild of Medieval Times 5.00 USD
10. Rajendra Cholas Naval Expedition and the Chola Trade with Southeast and East Asia 5.00 USD
11. Cultural Implications of the Chola Maritime Fabric Trade with Southeast Asia 5.00 USD
12. Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia during the Period of the Polonnaruva Kingdom 5.00 USD
13. India and Southeast Asia: South Indian Cultural Links with Indonesia 5.00 USD
14. Rajendra Chola's Invasion and the Rise of Airlangga 5.00 USD
15. Rethinking Community: The Indic Carvings of Quanzhou 5.00 USD
Appendix I: Ancient and Medieval Tamil and Sanskrit Inscriptions Relating to Southeast Asia and China Download
Appendix II: Chinese Texts Describing or Referring to the Chola Kingdom as Zhu-nian Download
Index Download

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