Burma's Lost Kingdoms


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Author  Pamela Gutman
Publisher  Orchid Press
Publication Date   July 18, 2006
ISBN  9748304981
Pages  176

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This is a comprehensive study of the history and civilization of Arakan. It introduces its schools of sculpture and architecture, and offers details of its history, religion, art and social and economic life. Along the Bay of Begal, in the north-west corner of Burma, lie the splendid capital cities of ancient Arakan: Dhanyawadi, Vesali, the cities of the Lemro valley and Mrauk-U (Myohaung). Mentioned in Ptolemy's Geography' in the second century AD, Arakan was from earliest times a cosmopolitan state with a vigorous and complex culture. Indian Brahmins conducted the'

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