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The medieval Tamil-language inscriptions in Southeast Asia and China

on Thursday, 19 February 2015. Posted in Inscriptions

The medieval Tamil-language inscriptions in Southeast Asia and China

Early inscriptions written in Indian languages and scripts abound in Southeast Asia. Literacy in the very early states of Southeast Asia - aside from the portion of north Vietnam annexed by China - began with the importing, by local rulers, of modified cults of Buddhism or Hinduism, and the attendant adoption of Sanskrit or Pali language for the writing of religious texts.

More evidence unearthed at ancient port of Muziris

on Sunday, 14 March 2010. Posted in Inscriptions

More evidence unearthed at ancient port of Muziris

Pattanam, a small village located 25 km north of Kochi, is the new pilgrimage spot on the international archaeological map. This quiet place, archaeologists now confirm, was once the flourishing port known to the Romans as Muziris and sung in praise by the Tamil Sangam poets as Muciri.

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