Title Suvarnadvipa: Ancient Indian Colonies in the Far East, Vol. I
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Gyan Books Pvt. Ltd. 1986
8121201772 / 9788121201773
Seller ID 105647
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 culture of these places are both interesting and culture 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. Majumdar drew our attention to this field of research through his pioneering works in India. Suvarnadvipa in two volumes is the fruit of one of his painstaking researches. The author has used all the available material brought to light by the Dutch savants and all native and foreign sources, viz. accounts of Chinese travellers and Arab historians and geographers. He has interpreted various stories that throw light on the spread 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-Javanese empires with fullness and care. It is an interesting theme told in an interesting manner. The first volume is devoted to the study of the political history upto the downfall of the Hindu kingdoms in Suvarnadvipa, while the second volume deals with the cultural history. Subjects covered by the second volume are law and socio-economic conditions, literature, religions, use of Sanskrit, art and architecture in different ancient sites, etc. The value of the work has been enhanced by seventy-five plates of illustrations., ABOUT THE AUTHOR:- Dr. R.C. Majumdar, born in 1888 in East Bengal (present day Bangladesh) in village of Khandarapara of Faridapur 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 in unparalleled. The present book is one of the gem from his treasure., CONTENT:- Introduction: Abbreviations: Additions and Corrections: Maps 1. Malaysia: 2. Central and Eastern Java: Book I. The Dawn of Hindu Colonisation: Chapter: The Land: The People: Pre-Hindu Civilisation in Malaysia: Suvarnadvipa: Early Hindu Colonisation in Malay Peninsula: Early Hindu Colonisation in Java: Early Hindu Colonisation in Sumatra: Early Hindu Colonisation in Borneo: Early Hindu Colonisation in Bali: Hindu Civilisation in Suvarnadvipa up to the end of the Seventh Century A.D.: Book II. The Sailendra Empire: The Salendra Empire (up to the end of the Tenth Century A.D.): The Struggle between the Sailendras and the Colas: Decline and Fall of the Sailendra Empire: Appendix: Book III. Rise and fall of the Indo-Javanese Empire: Chapter: The Kingdom of Mataram: Rise of Eastern Java: The Kingdom of Kadiri: The Dynasty of Singhasari: The Foundation of Majapahit: The Javanese Empire: Downfall of the Empire: Book IV. Downfall of Hindu Kingdoms in Suvarnadvipa: End of Hindu Rule in Sumatra: End of Hindu Rule in Malay Penisula: End of Hindu Rule in Java: End of Hindu Rule in Borneo: The Bali Island: Political theory and public administration in Java: Volume 2: Preface: Abbreviation: Additions and Corrections: List of Plates: Book V. Culture and Civilisation in Suvarnadvipa: Chapter: Law: Economic condition: Society: Appendix-The origin of Wayang: Literature: Javanese Literature: Balinese Literature: Malayan Literature: Religion: The Brahmanical Religion in Java: Buddhism: Different sects: Religion in the island of Bali: Traces of Hinduism and Buddhism in other parts of Malayasia: Appendix-Religious Literature in Java: Sanskrit Texts: Old-Javanese with Sanskrit Original: Independent Old-Javanese Works: Book VI. Art in Suvaranadvipa: Chapter: The Architecture of Central Java: General Classification: General Plan: Dieng Temple: Buddhist Monuments in the Prambanan Valley: Buddhist Monuments on the Kedu Plain: Later Buddhist Monuments in the Prambanan Valley: Brahmanical Temples in the Prambanan Valley: Other Localities: Sculpture of Central Java: Dieng: Barabudur: Lara-Jongrang: Other Localities: The Architecture of Eastern Java: Early Monuments: Singhasari Period: Majapahot Period: Post-Majapahit Period: Sculpture of Eastern Java: Bronze Sculpture: Art in Bali: Architecture- Early Indo-Balinese Period: Architecture- Middle Indo-Balinese Period: Scuplture Modern Period: Sculpture-Hindu Period: Early Indo-Balinese Period: Sculpture-Hindu Period: Early Indo-Balinese Period: Sculpture-Hindu Period: Middle Indo-Balinese Period: Sculpture-Modern Period: Chapter: Art in Simatra: Palembang (Sri-Vijaya): Jambi (Malayu): Tapanuli Region: Art in Borneo: Art in Malay Peninsula: Art in other Islands: The Philippies: The Island of Celebcs: General Review of the Art of Suvarnadvipa.Printed Pages: 452.
Suvarnadvipa: Ancient Indian Colonies in the Far East, Vol. I R.C. Majumdar