Nagapattinam to Suvarnadwipa: Reflections on the Chola Naval Expeditions to Southeast Asia

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Hermann Kulke, K Kesavapany, Vijay Sakhuja
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2009 - 337 halaman
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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.
 

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1 The Naval Expeditions of the Cholas in the Context of Asian History by Hermann Kulke
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2 Medieval Commercial Activities in the Indian Ocean As Revealed from Chinese CeramicSherds and South Indian and Sri Lankan Inscriptions by N...
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3 The Military Campaigns of Rajendra Chola and the CholaSrivijayaChina Triangle by Tansen Sen
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A Nautical Perspectiveby Vijay Sakhuja and Sangeeta Sakhuja
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5 A Note on the Navy of the Chola State by Y Subbarayalu
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6 Excavation at Gangaikondacholapuram the Imperial Capital of Rajendra Chola and Its Significance by S Vasanthi
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The Medieval Port City in the Context of Political Religious and Commercial Exchanges between South India Southeast Asia and China by Gokul Ses...
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8 South Indian Merchant Guilds in the Indian Ocean and Southeast Asia by Noboru Karashima
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11 Cultural Implications of the Chola Maritime Fabric Trade with Southeast Asia by Hema Devare
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12 Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia during the Period of the Polonnaruva Kingdom by Anura Manatunga
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South Indian Cultural Links with Indonesia by P Shanmugam
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14 Rajendra Cholas Invasion and the Rise of Airlangga by Ninie Susanti
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The Indic Carvings of Quanzhou by Risha Lee
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Ancient and Medieval Tamil and Sanskrit Inscriptions Relating to Southeast Asia and China by Noboru Karashima and Y Subbarayalu
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Chinese Texts Describing or Referring to the Chola Kingdom as Zhunian by Noboru Karashima and Tansen Sen
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Index
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A Maritime Trade Guild of Medieval Times by Y Subbarayalu
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10 Rajendra Cholas Naval Expedition and the Chola Trade with Southeast and East Asia by A Meenakshisundararajan
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•Hermann Kulke is Professor Emeritus of Asian History, Kiel University, Germany.

•K. Kesavapany is Director of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore.

•Vijay Sakhuja is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore. 

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