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Kalinga Province: Ancient Indian Influence On Philippines

Source: Twitter/Sanjeev Sanyal How many people know that there is a Kalinga province in Philippines? A memory of long forgotten Odiya mariners who ventured to these parts in ancient times. Indian influence in Indonesia/Cambodia is well known, but few know extended as far as Philippineshttps://t.co/UKoUhbyiuK — Sanjeev Sanyal (@sanjeevsanyal) September 19, 2018   Featured

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Islamization of Southeast Asia was a Chinese Project

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3wvhVBRrrA?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 A century later, when suddenly very large ships turned up, this is in the early 1400 led by a eunuch Chinese General called Zheng He and he brought these massive ships, these ships were really enormous, I mean they're modern, they're modern scales. This huge series of treasure ships, that

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Abbakka, Queen of Ullal Resisted the Portugeese Naval Power Valiantly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2ery1YQmoQ There were other indigenous attempts as well and one of the most the successful of them is almost entirely  forgotten today, was actually a warrior Queen called Abbakka, she and her daughter and granddaughter for almost 80 years resisted the Portuguese, from their kingdom, in an outpost called Ullal, which

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The Pandya-Simhala Alliance Against the Chola-Southeast Asia Alliance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynP7SylqJ4o Now history, of course kept going and there a somewhat better-known episode happens, which is the rise of the Chola Empire and the great raids that the Cholas did, in Southeast Asia, in the 11th century. Now why did the Cholas, were the Cholas doing raids on the Southeast Asia,

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Ancient Trade Routes to India, the Trade Surplus India Enjoyed and It’s Impact on the Roman Economy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJtIDrHTYHU&t=17s You have similar stuffs going on in the Western Indian Ocean as Indians begins to trade with the Roman Empire as well and the roots of this Roman Empire and what was going on has been left to us in a manual called “The Periplus Of The Erythraean Sea” this

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Pallava King Nandivarman II and his Southeast Asia Lineage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oouNn4gPyeY Now very often the ideas that Indians have is that, the influence of India always goes out towards Southeast Asia, that is not the case, it was not as if the Southeast Asian was sitting around and saying aaah!! The Indians have arrived and let's take some “Gyan” from them

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Odiyas – Pioneers in the naval history of Eastern Indian Ocean

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wITcjJm0iHg&t=11s?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 Now somewhere down the line, Odiya discovered that, this business of sailing along the coast was just too cumbersome and I suppose somebody who went down and that it was much much easier, to in fact rather than try and go along the coast to Southeast Asia, it would be

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The Indian connection of Khmer (Cambodia) and Charme (South Vietnam) Civilization

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx_i-4xI-UY&t=2s?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1 So there's a story which is very common in the inscriptions of Cambodia, Vietnam and so on, much later the Ankor and Charme empires rose but the story goes somewhat like this- There was an Indian Brahmin called Kaundinya who was sailing past the coast of what is now Southern

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‘The Forgotten History of India’s Maritime Past’ — A Talk by Sanjeev Sanyal

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of the talk was ‘The forgotten history of India’s Maritime Past’. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoyPwRh4nRg&t=9s?cc_lang_pref=eng&cc_load_policy=1   I'm little concerned that I have been asked to bring order to disorder, none of my students through my educational career would have believed, none of my teachers in my

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Why Indian history needs to break from away a ‘Delhi-centric’ view to an ‘Indian Ocean rim’ view

Srijan Foundation organised a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was 'The forgotten history of India's Maritime Past'. Here in this piece, the amazing Sanjeev opens with the maritime neighbours of India. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKo0Eu0XUxE The theme of my talk today is the maritime history of

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Saraswati and Ports in Gujarat

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was 'The forgotten history of India's Maritime Past'. Here, Sanjeev discusses the coastline of Gujarat and the ports of Dholavira and Lothal. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylXFf45q0Gw Sanjeev Sanyal:- I will start with Gujarat because my story starts with

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Did you know: The Sinhalese are originally Odiyas

After informing the audience about the advent of Iron Age in the Southern India, Sanjeev Sanyal discusses the Oriyas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrWhpsQfSW8 Sanjeev Sanyal:- But meanwhile a little further to the east, you have an absolute explosion of maritime activity that begins to now happen, in what is now Orissa and West Bengal. The zone

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How Southern India skipped the Bronze Age and moved into the Iron Age

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was ‘The forgotten history of India’s Maritime Past’. Having discussed Gujarat and the ports, Sanjeev discusses the changing climate and how the Southern India burst with activity and the start of Iron in the South. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dcrsU5v_Kk&t=44s Around 2000 B.C., and

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Harrapan/Meluhan trade links with Iran (Jiroft), Oman, Bahrain, Mesopotamia and Sumer

The Srijan Foundation organized a talk by Sanjeev Sanyal at the Jawahar Lal Nehru University. The topic of his talk was ‘The forgotten history of India’s Maritime Past’. Having discussed the geography of Gujarat and the Saraswati river, Sanjeev here discusses trade and what he calls the Indo-Iranian continuum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49T52kOepII Now, who were those chaps trading with?  We have very

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