Saturday, 31 October 2020

Vaishali and the Indianization of Arakan

By Noel F. Singer

An additional chart entitled "Geographiae Antiquae" and dated 1818, depicted Sada and Berabonna, together with Triglyphon which had now been relocated to the coast; several versions based on Ptolemy are known to exist.

In those remote days, it is possible that it was in Bharatavarsha ("The Realm of the Sons of Bharata", a fabled Indian ruler) that the earliest name by which Arakan was known was first recorded, and where it achieved notoriety as "Kala Mukha" (Land of the) Black Faces.1

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