Cultural and Civilisational Links between India and Southeast Asia

Historical and Contemporary Dimensions

  • Shyam Saran

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Shyam Saran
    Pages 1-16
  3. Trade and Maritime Links Between South and Southeast Asia

  4. Continuities and Change

  5. Representations of Religions and Rituals

  6. Textual Traditions and Transmissions

  7. Sacred Geographies and Localisations of Beliefs

  8. Evolving Artistic Expressions: From Tradition to Modernity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
  9. Writing Our Own Histories: Changing Methodologies

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 347-371

About this book


The books presents the study undertaken by the ASEAN-India Centre (AIC) at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) on India’s cultural links with Southeast Asia, with particular reference to historical and contemporary dimensions.

The book traces ancient trade and maritime links, Chola Empire and Southeast Asia, religious exchanges (the Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic heritage), language, scripts and folklore, performing arts, painting and sculpture, architecture, role of the Indian Diaspora, contemporary cultural interaction, etc.


Indian Culture Southeast Asia History of Art and Culture Civilizational Links Between ASEAN and India Cultural Exchanges Trade and Maritime

Editors and affiliations

  • Shyam Saran
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Policy ResearchNew DelhiIndia

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