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Sinhapura
Sinhapura (Sanskrit, "Lion City"; IAST: Siṃhapura) was the capital of the legendary Indian king Sinhabahu. It has been mentioned in the Buddhist legends about Prince Vijaya. The name is also transliterated as Sihapura or Singhapura. The location of Sinhapura is disputed with some scholars claiming the city was located in eastern India and others claiming it was located in present-day Malaysia or Thailand.[1] The city is linked to the origin of the Sinhalese people
Sinhalese people
and Sinhalese Buddhist mythology. The legend[edit] According to Mahavamsa, the king of Vanga (present-day Bengal) married the daughter of the king of Kalinga (present-day Odisha). The couple had a daughter named Suppadevi, who was prophesied to copulate with the king of beasts. As an adult, Princess Suppadevi left Vanga to seek an independent life
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Rajaveliya
Sri Lanka portalBibliography Glossary Timelinev t e Rajaveliya
Rajaveliya
(line of kings) is an ancient chronicle of Sri Lanka.[1] It contains the history of King Vijaya to KIng Vimaladharmasuriya ΙΙ.It is the only chronicle which contains continuous history of Sri Lanka written in Sinahalese language.[2] See also[edit]Dipavamsa Mahavamsa CulawamsaReferences[edit]^ "The rajavaliya : or, A historical narrative of Sinhalese kings from Vijaya to Vimala Dharma Surya II, to which are added a glossary and a list of sovereigns / ed. by B. Gunasekara". ebook.lib.hku.hk. Retrieved 2016-08-27.  ^ "Rajavaliya historical Ceylonese chronicle". Retrieved 2016-08-27. External links[edit]Rajavaliya. 1976. Retrieved 2016-09-27.  Gunasekara, B. (1900). Rajavaliya, Or, a Historical Narrative of Sinhalese Kings. Asian Educational Services. p. 98. ISBN 9788120610293
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Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Arthur Llewellyn Basham
(24 May 1914 – 27 January 1986) was a noted historian and Indologist and author of a number of books. As a Professor at the School of Oriental
Oriental
and African Studies, London
London
in the 1950s and the 1960s, he taught a number of famous Indian historians, including Professors R.S. Sharma, Romila Thapar
Romila Thapar
and V.S. Pathak.Contents1 Early life 2 Career 3 Books 4 Bibliography 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Arthur Llewellyn Basham
Arthur Llewellyn Basham
was born on 24 May 1914, in Loughton, Essex, the son of Abraham Arthur Edward Basham and Maria Jane Basham née Thompson.[1] Although an only child, he grew up in Essex
Essex
with his adopted sister, who was in fact his cousin on his father's side
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Sanskrit
A few attempts at revival have been reported in Indian and Nepalese newspapers. India: 14,135 Indians claimed Sanskrit
Sanskrit
to be their mother tongue in the 2001 Census of India:[2] Nepal: 1,669 Nepalis
Nepalis
in 2011
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Tehsil
A tehsil (also known as a mandal, taluk, taluq or taluka) is an administrative division of some countries of South Asia. It is an area of land with a city or town that serves as its administrative centre, with possible additional towns, and usually a number of villages. The terms in India
India
have replaced earlier geographical terms, such as pargana, pergunnah and thannah, used under the Delhi Sultanate
Delhi Sultanate
and the British Raj. As an entity of local government, the tehsil office (panchayat samiti) exercises certain fiscal and administrative power over the villages and municipalities within its jurisdiction. It is the ultimate executive agency for land records and related administrative matters. The chief official is called the tahsildar or, less officially, the talukdar or taluka muktiarkar or tehsildar. Taluk or tehsil can be considered sub-districts in Indian context
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Srikakulam District
Srikakulam
Srikakulam
district is one of thirteen districts in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the nine coastal districts, located in the extreme northeastern direction of the state. The headquarters of the district is at Srikakulam.[1] It was formerly known as Chicacole. Srikakulam
Srikakulam
district MontageContents1 Geography 2 History2.1 Prehistory 2.2 Jainism and Buddhism 2.3 Post Independence3 Geography 4 Demographics4.1 Household indicators5 Divisions5.1 Mandals 5.2 Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies6 Economy 7 Transport 8 Culture 9 Sports 10 Transport 11 Education 12 See also 13 References 14 External linksGeography[edit] It is within the geographic coordinates of 18°-20’ and 19°-10’ N and 83°-50’ and 84°-50’ E
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R. C. Majumdar
Ramesh Chandra Majumdar (known as R. C. Majumdar; 4 December 1884 – 11 February 1980)[1] was a historian and professor of Indian history.[2][3]Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Works 4 Views on the Indian independence movement 5 Bibliography 6 References 7 External linksEarly life and education[edit] Born in Khandarpara, Faridpur, Bengal Presidency, British India
British India
(now in Bangladesh) on 4 December 1884, to Haladhara Majumdar and Bidhumukhi.[1] In 1905, he passed his Entrance Examination from Ravenshaw College, Cuttack.[1] In 1907, he passed F.A. with first class scholarship from Surendranath College
Surendranath College
and joined Presidency College, Calcutta.[1] Graduating in B.A.(Honours) and M.A
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Srikakulam
Srikakulam
Srikakulam
is a city and the district headquarters of Srikakulam district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipal corporation and also the mandal headquarters of Srikakulam
Srikakulam
mandal in Srikakulam
Srikakulam
revenue division.[4][5] As of 2011[update] census, it was most populous city of Srikaulam district and 24th populous city of the state with a population of 146,988. The city is believed to have been founded by Balarama.Contents1 Etymology 2 Demographics 3 Climate 4 Governance4.1 Civic administration 4.2 Politics5 Culture and tourism 6 Education 7 Transport 8 Sports 9 See also 10 References 11 External linksEtymology[edit] The city was known as Chicacole before Indian Independence.[6]Buddha statue in Nagavali river, SrikakulamDemographics[edit] As of 2011[update] Census of India, the city had a population of 146,988
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Bihar
Bihar
Bihar
(/bɪˈhɑːr/; Hindustani pronunciation: [bɪˈɦaːr]) is an Indian state
Indian state
considered to be a part of Eastern[11][12] as well as Northern India.[13][14][15] It is the 13th-largest state of India, with an area of 94,163 km2 (36,357 sq mi). The third-largest state of India
India
by population, it is contiguous with Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
to its west, Nepal
Nepal
to the north, the northern part of West Bengal
West Bengal
to the east, with Jharkhand
Jharkhand
to the south
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Chota Nagpur Plateau
In geology and physical geography a plateau ( /pləˈtoʊ/, /plæˈtoʊ/ or /ˈplætoʊ/; plural plateaus or plateaux[1][2]),is also called a high plain or a tableland, it is an area of a highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with steep slopes. Plateaus can be formed by a number of processes, including upwelling of volcanic magma, extrusion of lava, and erosion by water and glaciers
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S. Krishnaswami Aiyangar
Diwan Bahadur Sakkottai Krishnaswamy Aiyangar (15 April 1871 – 26 November 1946) was an Indian historian, academician and Dravidologist. He chaired the Department of Indian History and Archaeology at the University of Madras
Madras
from 1914 to 1929. Krishnaswamy Aiyangar was born in a village near Kumbakonam
Kumbakonam
in 1871. He did his education in Madras
Madras
and worked as a lecturer in Bangalore from 1899 to 1909. In 1914, he was made Head of the Department of Indian History and Archaeology at the University of Madras
Madras
and held this post from 1914 to 1929. Krishnaswamy Aiyangar died in 1946 at the age of 76. Aiyangar was elected a member of the Royal Asiatic Society in 1908 and was conferred a "Diwan Bahadur" title in 1928. He is known for the new methods he introduced in interpreting the history of Vijayanagar
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Senarath Paranavithana
Senarath Paranavitana (Sinhala:සෙනරත් පරණවිතාන) (26 December 1896 – 4 October 1972) was a pioneering archeologist and epigraphist of Sri Lanka. His works dominated Sri Lankan archaeology and history in the middle-part of the 20th century. He became the Archeological Commissioner in 1940, following H. C. P. Bell, and Don Martino de Zilva Wickremasinghe in that position. Paranavitana was born on 26 December 1896 at Metaramba, Galle, and had his early education at the Metaramba Government School. He later entered Buona Vista College in Galle. He studied Oriental languages at Ranweligoda Pirivena in Heenatigala and was a school teacher at the Udugampola Government School. Paranavitana joined the Department of Archaeology in 1923. He married in 1930. Paranavitana received his Ph.D
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Mathara Dynasty
The Mathara (IAST: Māṭhara) dynasty ruled in the Kalinga region of eastern India during 4th and 5th centuries CE. Their territory included parts of the area between the present-day Ganjam district
Ganjam district
of Odisha
Odisha
and the Srikakulam district
Srikakulam district
in Andhra Pradesh
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Hem Chandra Raychaudhuri
Hem Chandra Raychaudhuri (Bengali: হেম চন্দ্র রায়চৌধুরী) (8 April 1892 – 4 May 1957[1]) was an Indian historian, known for his studies on ancient India.Contents1 Early life and education 2 Career 3 Works 4 References 5 Further reading 6 External linksEarly life and education[edit] He was the son of Manoranjan Raychaudhuri, the Zamindar of Ponabalia in the present-day Jhalokati District
Jhalokati District
in Bangladesh, and his wife Tarangini Devi. He completed his schooling at Brajamohan Institution in Barisal, which had been founded by Ashwini Kumar Dutta. He passed the University of Calcutta's entrance examination in 1907, standing first among all the students of East Bengal and Assam. He then joined Scottish Church College, Calcutta
Calcutta
and after that Presidency College, Calcutta, standing First in the First Class in his B.A. (Hons.) examination in 1911
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Rarh Region
Rarh region
Rarh region
(Bengali pronunciation: [raːɽ]) is a toponym for an area in the Indian subcontinent
Indian subcontinent
that lies between the Chota Nagpur Plateau on the West and the Ganges Delta
Ganges Delta
on the East. Although the boundaries of the region have been defined differently according to various sources throughout history, it is mainly coextensive with the state of West Bengal, also comprising parts of the state of Jharkhand in India. The Rarh region
Rarh region
historically has been known by many different names and has hosted numerous settlements throughout history. One theory identifies it with the powerful Gangaridai
Gangaridai
nation mentioned in the ancient Greco-Roman
Greco-Roman
accounts
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Singur
Singur
Singur
(pronounced Shinggur) is a census town in Singur
Singur
CD Block in Chandannagore subdivision
Chandannagore subdivision
of Hooghly district
Hooghly district
in the Indian state of West Bengal. Singur
Singur
railway station is 34 km from Howrah
Howrah
Station on the Howrah- Tarakeswar
Tarakeswar
line. It is 2 km ahead of Kamarkundu junction, the crossing point of Howrah-Bardhaman chord and Howrah-Tarakeshwar lines. It is on the Durgapur Expressway/ NH 19 connecting with Maheswarpur.Jagat Nagar Kalibari SingurContents1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 Police station 4 CD Block HQ 5 Economy 6 Transport6.1 Rail7 Education 8 References 9 External linksGeography[edit] Singur
Singur
is located at 22°49′N 88°14′E / 22.81°N 88.23°E / 22.81; 88.23
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