Early	Interactions	between	South	and	Southeast	Asia:	Reflections	on	Cross-Cultural	Exchange	(Individuals	under	the	Glaze:	Local	Transformations	of	Indianisation	in	the	Decorative	Lintels	of	Angkor)
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Early Interactions between South and Southeast Asia: Reflections on Cross-Cultural Exchange (Individuals under the Glaze: Local Transformations of Indianisation in the Decorative Lintels of Angkor)

by Martin Polkinghorne

This book takes stock of the results of some two decades of intensive archaeological research carried out on both sides of the Bay of Bengal, in combination with renewed approaches to textual sources and to art history. To improve our understanding of the trans-cultural process commonly referred to as Indianisation, it brings together specialists of both India and Southeast Asia, in a fertile inter-disciplinary confrontation. Most of the essays reappraise the millennium-long historiographic no-man's land during which exchanges between the two shores of the Bay of Bengal led, among other processes, to the Indianisation of those parts of the region that straddled the main routes of exchange. Some essays follow up these processes into better known "classical" times or even into modern times, showing that the localisation process of Indian themes has long remained at work, allowing local societies to produce their own social space and express their own ethos.

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  • Publisher : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
  • Product Code : 9789814311175C16

About Author

Martin Polkinghorne

Martin Polkinghorne is an Honorary Associate of the Department of Asian Studies, School of Languages and Cultures, The University of Sydney. In 2009 he undertook an Australian Government Endeavour Postdoctoral fellowship based in Cambodia.