এই নিবন্ধটি ইংরেজি থেকে বাংলায় অনুবাদ করা প্রয়োজন।
এই নিবন্ধটি ইংরেজি ভাষায় লেখা হয়েছে। নিবন্ধটি যদি ইংরেজি ভাষার ব্যবহারকারীদের উদ্দেশ্যে লেখা হয়ে থাকে তবে, অনুগ্রহ করে নিবন্ধটি ঐ নির্দিষ্ট ভাষার উইকিপিডিয়াতে তৈরী করুন। অন্যান্য ভাষার উইকিপিডিয়ার তালিকা দেখুন এখানে।
এই নিবন্ধটি পড়ার জন্য আপনি গুগল অনুবাদ ব্যবহার করতে পারেন। কিন্তু এ ধরনের স্বয়ংক্রিয় সরঞ্জাম দ্বারা অনুবাদকৃত লেখা উইকিপিডিয়াতে সংযোজন করবেন না, কারণ সাধারণত এই সরঞ্জামগুলোর অনুবাদ মানসম্পন্ন হয় না।
বৃহত্তর ভারত পদটি সবচেয়ে বেশি ভারতীয় উপমহাদেশের সব রাজনৈতিক সত্ত্বার ঐতিহাসিক ও ভৌগোলিক ব্যাপ্তি পরিবেষ্টন করতে ব্যবহৃত হয়, যা প্রাক ইসলামী ভারতের সাংস্কৃতিক ও প্রাতিষ্ঠানিক উপাদানের আনয়ন দ্বারা রুপান্তরিত হয়েছে। প্রায় ৫০০ খ্রীষ্টপূর্বাব্দ থেকেই এশিয়ার বিস্তৃত জমি এবং সামুদ্রিক বাণিজ্য় দীর্ঘায়িত আর্থ-সামাজিক ও সাংস্কৃতিক উদ্দীপনা এবং আঞ্চলিক সৃষ্টিতত্বে হিন্দু ও বৌদ্ধ বিশ্বাসের আশ্লেষ ঘটায়, বিশেষ করে দক্ষিণ-পূর্ব এশিয়া এবং শ্রীলংকায়। মধ্য এশিয়ার ধারণা সংক্রমণ প্রধানত ধর্মীয় প্রকৃতির ছিল।
খ্রীষ্টপরবর্তী যুগের গোড়ার দিকে শতাব্দী করে উপকূলীয় এবং মহাদেশীয় দক্ষিণ-পূর্ব এশিয়ার জনগণের অধিকাংশ কার্যকরভাবে হিন্দু সংস্কৃতি, ধর্ম এবং প্রশাসনের মূল ধারণা একাত্ম করেছিল। ঐশ্বরিক দেবতা-রাজপদের ধারণা হরিহরের ধারণা দ্বারা প্রবর্তন হয়, সংস্কৃত ও অন্যান্য ভারতীয় শিলালিপি ব্যবস্থা দক্ষিণ ভারতীয় পল্লব রাজবংশ এবং চালুক্য রাজবংশ দ্বারা সরকারি ঘোষণা করা হয়। এই Indianized সাম্রাজ্য (George Cœdès দ্বারা উদ্ভাবিত) এর বিস্ময়কর স্থিতিস্থাপকতা, রাজনৈতিক অখণ্ডতা এবং প্রশাসনিক স্থায়িত্ব দ্বারা চিহ্নিত করা হয়েছিল.
উত্তর ভারতীয়দের মধ্যে ধর্মীয় ধারণা হিমালয়বাসীদের সৃষ্টিতত্বে মিশে যেতে লাগল, বিশেষ করে তিব্বত ও ভুটানে। বৌদ্ধ সন্ন্যাসজীবন আফগানিস্তান, উজবেকিস্তান ও মধ্য এশিয়াতে ছড়িয়ে পড়ে এবং বৌদ্ধ গ্রন্থ ও ধারণা পূর্বে চীন এবং জাপানে পৌঁছে যায়। দক্ষিণপূর্ব এশিয়ার বিপরীতে পূর্ব এশিয়ায় সাংস্কৃতিক ও প্রযুক্তিগত উদ্দীপনা উভয় দিকেই অগ্রসর হয়েছিল। পশ্চিমে, ভারতীয় সংস্কৃতি হিন্দুকুশ এবং পামির পর্বতমালার মাধ্যমে বৃহত্তর পারস্যের দিকে এগোয়।
- ১ অন্যান্য ব্যবহার
- ২ ভারতীয়কৃত রাজ্যসমূহ
- ৩ ভারতীয় সাংস্কৃতিক পরিমণ্ডল
- ৪ সাংস্কৃতিক সম্প্রসারণ
- ৫ Cultural commonalities
- ৬ Linguistic influence
- ৭ See also
- ৮ Citations
- ৯ References
- ১০ Further reading
- ১১ External links
তিন ভারতের ধারণা প্রাক-শিল্প ইউরোপে বহুপ্রচলিত ছিল। বৃহত্তর ভারত দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার দক্ষিণ অংশকে, ক্ষুদ্রতর ভারত দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার উত্তর অংশকে এবং মধ্য ভারত মধ্যপ্রাচ্যের কাছাকাছি অঞ্চলকে বলা হত। পর্তুগীজ ফর্ম (পর্তুগিজ: India Maior) অন্তত মধ্য-১৫দশ শতাব্দী থেকে ব্যবহৃত হয়। এই পদটি, যা পরিবর্তনশীল স্পষ্টতার সঙ্গে ব্যবহার করা হত বলে মনে হয়, কখনও কখনও শুধুমাত্র ভারতীয় উপমহাদেশকে বোঝাত। ইউরোপীয়রা দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার উপদ্বীপ বোঝাতে দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার সাথে সম্পর্কিত বিভিন্ন পদ ব্যবহার করত, যেমন উচ্চ ভারত, বৃহত্তর ভারত, বহিঃভারত, ভারত aquosa। 
তবে ইউরোপীয় নৌযাত্রার কিছু বিবরণে, বৃহত্তর ভারত (বা India Major) মালাবার কোস্ট (অধুনাতন কেরল) থেকে India extra Gangem পর্যন্ত বিস্তৃত ছিল (সাহিত্যে "গঙ্গা-পরবর্তী ভারত" কিন্তু সাধারণত পূর্ব ইন্ডিজ, অর্থাৎ অধুনাতন মালয় দ্বীপপুঞ্জ) এবং ক্ষুদ্রতর ভারত, মালাবার থেকে সিন্ধু পর্যন্ত বিস্তৃত ছিল। অধিকতর ভারত কখনো আধুনিক দক্ষিণ-পূর্ব এশিয়াকে আবার কখনো শুধুমাত্র মূলভূখন্ডের অংশকে বোঝাতে ব্যবহৃত হত। ১৪দশ শতাব্দী পর্যন্ত, ভারত বলতে সোমালিয়া, দক্ষিণ আরব ও ইথিওপিয়া সহ লোহিত সাগর বরাবর এলাকা বোঝাতেও ব্যবহৃত হত (যেমন, খ্রিস্টপূর্ব প্রথম শতাব্দীর সিসিলিবাসী ডিওডোরাস বলেন যে, "নীল নদের সৃষ্টি ভারতে" এবং চতুর্দশ শতাব্দীর মার্কো পোলো বলছেন যে "ক্ষুদ্রতর ভারতে ... রয়েছে ... আবাষ [আবিসিনিয়া]")।
১৯শ শতাব্দীর শেষদিকের ভূগোলে বৃহত্তর ভারত বলতে পাঞ্জাব, হিমালয় সমেত ব্রিটিশ ভারত, হিন্দুস্তান (উত্তর-পশ্চিম উপমহাদেশ) বোঝাত এবং পূর্বদিকে ইন্দোচীন (বার্মা সহ), ইন্দোনেশিয়ার অংশবিশেষে (যথা, সুন্দা দ্বীপপুঞ্জ, বোর্নিও এবং Celebes) এবং ফিলিপাইন অবধি বিস্তৃত ছিল। জার্মান atlases Vorder-Indien (পূর্ববর্তী ভারত) দক্ষিণ এশিয়ার উপদ্বীপকে এবং Hinter-Indien দক্ষিণ-পূর্ব এশিয়াকে বলত।
- বৃহত্তর ভারত বেসিন তত্ত্ব
বৃহত্তর ভারত, বা বৃহত্তর ভারত বেসিন "ভারতীয় প্লেট এবং একটি বংশগৌরবের উত্তরীয় এক্সটেনশন" বোঝায় যা ভারত-এশিয়া সংঘর্ষের গুণফল। যদিও ভূতত্ত্বে এর ব্যবহার প্লেট টেকটনিক তত্ত্বে হয়, পদটির বর্ধিত ব্যবহার ১৯৭০ সালের আগে হয়নি।
এই তত্ত্বটি যতদিন ভারত-এশিয়া অভিসৃতির অবস্থান ও সময় বিতর্ক বিদ্যমান ছিল ততদিন বৈধ আছে। কিভাবে এবং কোথায় ভারত-এশিয়া (ভারত ও ইউরেশীয় প্লেট) অভিসৃতি হয়, সংঘর্ষের পর, ৫.২ কোটি বছর আগে? যেহেতু প্লেটগুলি ৩,৬০০ কিমি (২,২00 মাইল) ± 35 কিমি (২২ মাইল)পর্যন্ত মিশে আছে, এশিয়ার ভূতাত্ত্বিক রেকর্ড থেকে সংগ্রহ অনুসারে উপরের ভূত্বক প্রায় ২,৩৫০ কিমি (১,৪৬০ মাইল) কম।
- গ্রেটার ইন্ডিয়া সোসাইটি
বাংলা পণ্ডিতদের একটি সংগঠন, যারা সকলে কলকাতা-ভিত্তিক গ্রেটার ইন্ডিয়া সোসাইটি র সদস্য ছিল, বৃহত্তর ভারত পদের ব্যবহার জনপ্রিয় করেন। এই আন্দোলনের প্রথম দিকে নেতাদের মধ্যে আছেন ইতিহাসবিদ আর সি মজুমদার (১৮৮৮-১৮৯০); ভাষাতত্ত্ববিদ সুনীতিকুমার চট্টোপাধ্যায় (১৮৯০-১৯৭৭) ও পি সি বাগচী (১৮৯৮-১৯৫৬) এবং ঐতিহাসিক ফনীন্দ্রনাথ বসু ও কালিদাস নাগ (১৮৯১-১৯৬৬)।
The concept of the Indianized kingdoms, a term coined by George Coedès, describes maritime and continental Southeast Asian principalities that since the early common era as a result of centuries of socio-economic interaction had incorporated central aspects of Indian institutions, religion, statecraft, administration, culture, epigraphy, writing and architecture.
Iron age trade expansion caused regional geostrategic remodeling. Southeast Asia was now situated in the central area of convergence of the Indian and the East Asian maritime trade routes, the basis for economic and cultural growth. The earliest Hindu kingdoms emerged in Sumatra and Java, followed by mainland polities such as Funan and Champa. Selective adoption of Indian civilization elements and individual suitable adaption stimulated the emergence of centralized states and development of highly organized societies. Ambitious local leaders realized the benefits of Hindu worship. Rule in accord with universal moral principles represented in the concept of the devaraja was more appealing than the Chinese concept of intermediaries.
The exact nature, process and extent of Indian influence upon the civilizations of the region is still fiercely debated by contemporary scholars. Debated are most claims over whether it was Indian merchants, brahmins, nobles or Southeast Asian mariner-merchants who played a central role in bringing Indian conceptions to Southeast Asia. Debated is the depth of the influence of traditions for the people. Whereas early 20th-century scholars emphasized the thorough Indianization of Southeast Asia, more recent authors argued that this influence was very limited and affected only a small section of the elite.
হিন্দুধর্ম, কর্তৃপক্ষ এবং বৈধতা[সম্পাদনা]
The pre-Indic political and social systems in Southeast Asia were marked by a relative indifference towards lineage descent. Hindu god kingship enabled rulers to supersede loyalties, forge cosmopolitan polities and the worship of Shiva and Vishnu was combined with ancestor worship, so that Khmer, Javanese, and Cham rulers claimed semi-divine status as descendants of a god. Hindu traditions especially the relationship to the sacrality of the land and social structures indicates that Hinduism was characterized by transnational features. The epic traditions of the Mahābhārata and the Rāmāyaṇa further legitimized a ruler identified with a god who battled the demonic forces that threaten the ethical order of the world.
Hinduism does not have a single historical founder, a centralized imperial authority in India proper and a bureaucratic structure ensuring relative religious independence for the individual ruler. It also allows for multiple forms of divinity, centered upon the Trimurti the triad of Brahma, Visnu, and Siva, the deities responsible for the creation, preservation and destruction of the universe.
Butuan, Champa, Dvaravati, Funan, Gangga Negara, Kadaram, Kalingga, Kutai, Langkasuka, Pagan, Pan Pan, Po-ni, Tarumanagara and Tondo had by the 1st to 4th centuries CE. adopted Hindu cosmology, the devaraja concept of kingship, and Sanskrit as official writing. Despite the fundamental cultural integration, these kingdoms remained independent from the Indian mainland states.
ধারন এবং গ্রহণ[সম্পাদনা]
It is unknown how immigration, interaction and settlement took place, whether by key figures from India or through Southeast Asians visiting India who took elements of Indian culture back home. It is likely that Hindu and Buddhist traders, priests, and princes traveled to Southeast Asia from India in the first few centuries of the Common Era and eventually settled there. Strong impulse most certainly came from the region’s ruling classes who invited Brahmans to serve at their courts as priests, astrologers and advisers. Divinity and royalty were closely connected in these polities as Hindu rituals served to validate the powers of the monarch. Brahmans and priests from India proper played a key role in elevating ruling dynasties through exact rituals. Dynastic consolidation was the basis for more centralized kingdoms that emerged in Java, Sumatra, Cambodia, Burma, and along the central and south coasts of Vietnam during the 8th century.
Art, Architecture, rituals, and cultural elements such as the Rāmāyaṇa and the Mahābhārata had been adopted and customized increasingly developed a regional character. The caste system, although adopted was never applied universally and reduced to serve for a selected group of nobles only.
States such as Srivijaya, Majapahit and the Khmer empire with territorial continuity, resilient population and surplus economies soon rivaled those in India itself. Borobudur in Java and Angkor in Cambodia are, apart from their grandeur examples for a distinctly developed regional culture, style and expression.
Southeast Asia is called Suvarnabhumi or Sovannah Phoum - the golden land and Suvarnadvipa - the golden Islands in Sanskrit. It was frequented by traders from eastern India, particularly Kalinga. Cultural and trading relations between the powerful Chola dynasty of South India and the Southeast Asian Hindu kingdoms led the Bay of Bengal to be called "The Chola Lake", and the Chola attacks on Srivijaya in the 10th century CE are the sole example of military attacks by Indian rulers against Southeast Asia. The Pala dynasty of Bengal, which controlled the heartland of Buddhist India, maintained close economic, cultural and religious ties, particularly with Srivijaya.
ব্যাক্তিগত মূলভূখন্ডের রাজ্যসমূহ[সম্পাদনা]
- Langkasuka: Langkasuka (-langkha Sanskrit for "resplendent land" -sukkha of "bliss") was an ancient Hindu kingdom located in the Malay Peninsula. The kingdom, along with the Old Kedah settlement, are probably the earliest territorial footholds founded on the Malay Peninsula. According to tradition, the founding of the kingdom happened in the 2nd century; Malay legends claim that Langkasuka was founded at Kedah, and later moved to Pattani.
- Funan: Funan was a polity that encompassed the southernmost part of the Indochinese peninsula during the 1st to 6th centuries. Centered at the lower Mekong, Funan is noted as the oldest Hindu culture in this region, which suggests prolonged socio-economic interaction with maritime trading partners of the Indosphere in the west. Cultural and religious ideas had reached Funan via the Indian Ocean trade route. Trade with India had commenced well before 500 BC as Sanskrit hadn't yet replaced Pali. Indian author Dr. Pragya Mishra even postulates: "Funan Was One Of The Colonies Established By Indians Within Cambodia...[sic]" in his essay "Cultural History of Indian Diaspora in Cambodia". Funans language has been determined as to have been an early form of Khmer and its written form was Sanskrit.
- Chenla was the successor polity of Funan that existed from around the late 6th century until the early 9th century in Indochina, preceding the Khmer Empire. Like its predecessor Funan, Chenla occupied a strategic position where the maritime trade routes of the Indosphere and the Sinosphere converged, resulting in prolonged socio-economic and cultural influence and the adoption of the epigraphic system of the south Indian Pallava dynasty and Chalukya dynasty. Chenla's first ruler Vīravarman adopted the idea of divine kingship and deployed the concept of Harihara, the syncretistic Hindu "god that embodied multiple conceptions of power". His successors continued this tradition, thus obeying the code of conduct Manusmṛti, the Laws of Manu for the Kshatriya warrior caste and conveying the idea of political and religious authority.
- Champa: The kingdom of Champa (or Lin-yi in Chinese records) controlled what is now south and central Vietnam since approximately 192 The dominant religion was Hinduism and the culture was heavily influenced by India. By the late fifteenth century, the Vietnamese—descendants of the Sinic civilisation sphere—had conquered the last remaining territories of the once powerful maritime kingdom of Champa. The last surviving Chams began their diaspora in 1471, many re-settling in Khmer territory.
- Khmer empire: The Khmer Empire was established by the early 9th century in a mythical initiation and consecration ceremony to claim political legitimacy by founder Jayavarman II at Mount Kulen (Mount Mahendra) in 802 C.E. A succession of powerful sovereigns, continuing the Hindu devaraja cult tradition, reigned over the classical era of Khmer civilization until the 11th century. A new dynasty of provincial origin introduced Buddhism as royal religious discontinuities and decentralisation result. The royal chronology ends in the 14th century. Administration, agriculture, architecture, hydrology, logistics, urban planning and the arts saw an unprecedented degree of development, refinement and accomplishment in execution on the basis of a distinct expression of Hindu cosmology.
- Mon kingdoms: From the 9th century until the abrupt end of the Hanthawaddy Kingdom in 1539, the Mon kingdoms (Hariphunchai, Pegu, Pagan) were notable for facilitating Indianised cultural exchange in lower Burma, in particular by having strong ties with Sri Lanka.
- Sukhothai Kingdom: The first Tai peoples to gain independence from the Khmer Empire and start its own kingdom in the 13th century. Sukhotai was a precursor for the Ayutthaya Kingdom and the Kingdom of Siam. Though ethnically Thai, the Sukhothai kingdom in many ways was a continuation of the Buddhist Mon-Dvaravati civilizations, as well as the neighboring Khmer Empire.[তথ্যসূত্র প্রয়োজন]
স্বতন্ত্র দ্বীপ রাজ্যসমূহ[সম্পাদনা]
- Salakanagara:Salakanagara kingdom is the first historically recorded Indianised kingdom in Western Java, created by Indian trader after marrying a local Sundanese princess. This Kingdom existed between 130-362 AD.
- Srivijaya: From the 7th to 13th centuries Srivijaya, a maritime empire centred on the island of Sumatra in Indonesia, had adopted Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism under a line of rulers from Dapunta Hyang Sri Jayanasa to the Sailendras. A stronghold of Vajrayana Buddhism, Srivijaya attracted pilgrims and scholars from other parts of Asia. I Ching reports that the kingdom was home to more than a thousand Buddhist scholars. A notable Buddhist scholar of local origin, Dharmakirti, taught Buddhist philosophy in Srivijaya and Nalanda, and was the teacher of Atisha. Most of the time, this Buddhist Malay empire enjoyed cordial relationship with China and the Pala Empire in Bengal, and the 860 Nalanda inscription records that maharaja Balaputra dedicated a monastery at the Nalanda university in Pala territory. The kingdom ceased to exist in the 13th century due to various factors, including the expansion of the Javanese, Singhasari, and Majapahit empires.
- Medang: Medang i Bhumi Mataram Kingdom flourished between the 8th and 11th centuries. It was first centred in central Java before later moving to east Java. This kingdom produced numbers of Hindu-Buddhist temples in Java, including Borobudur Buddhist mandala and Prambanan Trimurti Hindu temple dedicated mainly for Shiva. The Sailendras are the ruling family of this kingdom in an earlier stage in central Java before replaced by the Isyana Dynasty.
- Melayu Kingdom:was a classical Southeast Asian kingdom. The primary sources for much of the information on the kingdom are the New History of the Tang, and the memoirs of the Chinese Buddhist monk Yijing who visited in 671, and states was "absorbed" by Srivijaya by 692, but had "broken away" by the end of the eleventh century according to Chao Jukua. The exact location of the kingdom is the subject of studies among historians.
- Majapahit empire: Majapahit empire centred in East Java succeeded the Singhasari empire and flourished in Indonesian archipelago between the 13th and 15th centuries. Noted for their naval expansion the Javanese spanned west—east from Lamuri in Aceh to Wanin in Papua. Majapahit was one of the last and greatest Hindu empires in Maritime Southeast Asia. Most of Balinese Hindu culture, traditions and civilisations were derived from Majapahit legacy. A large number of Majapahit nobles, priests, and artisans found their home in Bali after the decline of Majapahit to Islamic Demak Sultanate.
- Kingdom of Tondo: Originally an Indianised kingdom in the 10th century, Tondo capitalised on being central to the long-existing ancient regional trading routes throughout the archipelago to include among others, initiating diplomatic and commercial ties with China during the Ming Dynasty. Thus it became an established force in trade throughout Southeast Asia and East Asia.
- Tarumanagara: is an early Sundanese Indianised kingdom, located not far from modern Jakarta, and according to Tugu inscription ruler Purnavarman apparently built a canal that changed the course of the Cakung River, and drained a coastal area for agriculture and settlement. In his inscriptions, Purnavarman associated himself with Vishnu, and Brahmins ritually secured the hydraulic project
- Tambralinga:as an ancient kingdom located on the Malay Peninsula that at one time came under the influence of Srivijaya. The name had been forgotten until scholars recognized Tambralinga as Nagara Sri Dharmaraja (Nakhon Si Thammarat). Early records are scarce but its duration is estimated to range from the seventh to fourteenth century. Tambralinga first sent tribute to the emperor of the Tang dynasty in 616. In Sanskrit tambra means "red" and linga means "symbol", typically representing the divine energy of Shiva.
- Galuh Kingdom: was an ancient Hindu kingdom in the eastern Tatar Pasundan (now West Java province and Banyumasan region of Central Java province), Indonesia. It was established following the collapse of the Tarumanagara kingdom around the 7th century. Traditionally the kingdom of Galuh was associated with Eastern Priangan cultural region, around the Citanduy and Cimanuk rivers, with territory spanned from Citarum river on the west, Pamali and Serayu river on the east. Its capital was located in Kawali, near today Ciamis city.
- Sunda Kingdom:The Kingdom of Sunda was a Hindu kingdom located in western Java from 669 to around 1579, covering the area of present-day Banten, Jakarta, West Java, and the western part of Central Java. According to primary historical records, the Bujangga Manik manuscript, the eastern border of the Sunda Kingdom was the Pamali River (Ci Pamali, the present day Brebes River) and the Serayu River (Ci Sarayu) in Central Java.
- Kalingga Kingdom:Kalingga (Javanese: Karajan Kalingga; 訶陵 Hēlíng or 闍婆 Dūpó in Chinese sources) was the 6th century Indianized kingdom on the north coast of Central Java, Indonesia. It was the earliest Hindu-Buddhist kingdom in Central Java, and together with Kutai and Tarumanagara are the oldest kingdoms in Indonesian history.
- Kediri Kingdom:In the 10th century, Mataram, challenged the supremacy of Srivijaya, resulting in the destruction of the Mataram capital by Srivijaya early in the 11th century. Restored by King Airlangga (c. 1020–1050), the kingdom split on his death; and the new state of Kediri, in eastern Java, became the centre of Javanese culture for the next two centuries, spreading its influence to the eastern part of island South East Asia. The spice trade was now becoming of increasing importance, as the demand by European countries for spices grew. Before they learned to keep sheep and cattle alive in the winter, they had to eat salted meat, made palatable by the addition of spices. One of the main sources was the Maluku Islands (or "Spice Islands") in Indonesia, and Kediri became a strong trading nation.
- Singhasari:In the 13th century, however, the Kediri dynasty was overthrown by a revolution, and Singhasari arose in east Java. The domains of this new state expanded under the rule of its warrior-king Kertanegara. He was killed by a prince of the previous Kediri dynasty, who then established the last great Hindu-Javanese kingdom, Majapahit. By the middle of the 14th century Majapahit controlled most of Java, Sumatra and the Malay peninsula, part of Borneo, the southern Celebes and the Moluccas. It also exerted considerable influence on the mainland.
ভারতীয় সাংস্কৃতিক পরিমণ্ডল[সম্পাদনা]
The term Indosphere encompasses the full extent of Indian linguistic and cultural influence in Asia in a non-geographical sense. It is commonly used in areal linguistics in contrast with the Sinosphere.
The use of Greater India to refer to an Indian cultural sphere was popularised by a network of Bengali scholars in the 1920s who were all members of the Calcutta-based Greater India Society. The movement's early leaders included the historian R. C. Majumdar (1888–1980); the philologists Suniti Kumar Chatterji (1890–1977) and P. C. Bagchi (1898–1956), and the historians Phanindranath Bose and Kalidas Nag (1891–1966).
Some of their formulations were inspired by concurrent excavations in Angkor by French archaeologists and by the writings of French Indologist Sylvain Lévi. The scholars of the society postulated a benevolent ancient Indian cultural colonisation of Southeast Asia, in stark contrast—in their view—to the colonialism of the early 20th century.
The term Greater India and the notion of an explicit Hindu colonisation of ancient Southeast Asia have been linked to both Indian nationalism and Hindu nationalism. However, many Indian nationalists, like Jawaharlal Nehru and Rabindranath Tagore, although receptive to "an idealisation of India as a benign and uncoercive world civiliser and font of global enlightenment," stayed away from explicit "Greater India" formulations. In addition, some scholars have seen the Hindu/Buddhist acculturation in ancient Southeast Asia as "a single cultural process in which Southeast Asia was the matrix and South Asia the mediatrix." In the field of art history, especially in American writings, the term survived longer due to the influence of art theorist Ananda Coomaraswamy. Coomaraswamy's view of pan-Indian art history was influenced by the "Calcutta cultural nationalists."
By some accounts Greater India consists of "lands including Burma, Java, Cambodia, Bali, and the former Champa and Funan polities of present-day Vietnam," in which pre-Islamic Indian culture left an "imprint in the form of monuments, inscriptions and other traces of the historic "Indianising" process." By some other accounts, many Pacific societies and "most of the Buddhist world including Ceylon, Tibet, Central Asia, and even Japan were held to fall within this web of Indianising culture colonies" This particular usage—implying cultural "sphere of influence" of India—was promoted by the Greater India Society, formed by a group of Bengali men of letters, and is not found before the 1920s. The term Greater India was used in historical writing in India into the 1970s.
The Pali and Sanskrit languages and the Indian script, together with Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, Brahmanism and Hinduism, were transmitted from direct contact as well as through sacred texts and Indian literature.
Southeast Asia had developed some prosperous and very powerful colonial empires that contributed to Hindu-Buddhist artistic creations and architectural developments. Art and architectural creations that rivaled those built in India, especially in its sheer size, design and aesthetic achievements. The notable examples are Borobudur in Java and Angkor monuments in Cambodia. The Srivijaya Empire to the south and the Khmer Empire to the north competed for influence in the region.
A defining characteristic of the cultural link between Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent is the spread of ancient Indian Vedic/Hindu and Buddhist culture and philosophy into Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaya, Laos and Cambodia. Indian scripts are found in Southeast Asian islands ranging from Sumatra, Java, Bali, south Sulawesi and most of the Philippines.
The Ramayana and the Mahabharata have had a large impact on the South Asia and Southeast Asia. However, the Mahabharata has faded from the memory of many Southeast Asian nations and are not as widely known as the Ramayana.[তথ্যসূত্র প্রয়োজন]
One of the most tangible evidence of dharmic tradition commonality, probably is the widespread of Añjali Mudrā as the gesture of greeting and respect. It is demonstrated in Indian namasté, and similar gestures are known in Southeast Asia, as it cognate to the Cambodian sampeah, Indonesian sembah and Thai wai.
Religion, mythology and folklore[সম্পাদনা]
- Hinduism is practised by the majority of Bali's population. The Cham people of Vietnam still practices Hinduism as well. Though officially Buddhist, many Thai, Khmer, and Burmese people also worship Hindu gods in a form of syncretism. This echoes the beliefs of the past Hindu civilizations such as the Khmer Empire.[তথ্যসূত্র প্রয়োজন]
- Brahmins have had a large role in spreading Hinduism in Southeast Asia. Even today many monarchies such as the royal court of Thailand still perform Hindu rituals for the King performed by Brahmins.[তথ্যসূত্র প্রয়োজন]
- Garuda, a Hindu mythological figure, is present in the coats of arms of Indonesia, Thailand and Ulan Bator.
- Muay Thai, a fighting art that is the thai version of the Hindu Musti-yuddha style of fighting.
- Kaharingan, an indigenous religion followed by the Dayak people of Borneo, is categorised as a form of Hinduism in Indonesia.
- Philippine mythology includes the supreme god Bathala and the concept of Diwata and the still-current belief in Karma—all derived from Hindu-Buddhist concepts.
- Malay folklore contains a rich number of Indian-influenced mythological characters, such as Bidadari, Jentayu, Garuda and Naga.
- Wayang shadow puppets and classical dance-dramas of Indonesia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand took stories from episodes of Ramayana and Mahabharata.
Architecture and monuments[সম্পাদনা]
- The same style of Hindu temple architecture was used in several ancient temples in South East Asia including Angkor Wat, which was dedicated to Hindu god Vishnu and is shown on the flag of Cambodia, also Prambanan in Central Java, the largest Hindu temple in Indonesia, is dedicated to Trimurti — Shiva, Vishnu and Brahma.
- Borobudur in Central Java, Indonesia, is the world's largest Buddhist monument. It took shape of a giant stone mandala crowned with stupas and believed to be the combination of Indian-origin Buddhist ideas with the previous megalithic tradition of native Austronesian step pyramid.
- The minarets of 15th- to 16th-century mosques in Indonesia, such as the Great Mosque of Demak and Kudus mosque resemble those of Majapahit Hindu temples.
- The Batu Caves in Malaysia are one of the most popular Hindu shrines outside India. It is the focal point of the annual Thaipusam festival in Malaysia and attracts over 1.5 million pilgrims, making it one of the largest religious gatherings in history.
- Erawan Shrine, dedicated to Brahma, is one of the most popular religious shrines in Thailand.
Scholars like Sheldon Pollock have used the term Sanskrit Cosmopolis to describe the region, and argued for millennium-long cultural exchanges without necessarily involving migration of peoples or colonisation. Pollock's 2006 book The Language of the Gods in the World of Men makes a case for studying the region as comparable with Latin Europe and argues that the Sanskrit language was its unifying element.
Sanskrit and related languages have also influenced their Sino-Tibetan-speaking neighbours to the north through the spread of Buddhist texts in translation. Buddhism was spread to China by Mahayanist missionaries sent by Emperor Ashoka mostly through translations of Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit and Classical Sanskrit texts, and many terms were transliterated directly and added to the Chinese vocabulary. The situation in Tibet is similar; many Sanskrit texts survive only in Tibetan translation (in the Tanjur).
In Southeast Asia, languages such as Thai and Lao contain many loan words from Sanskrit, as does Khmer to a lesser extent. For example, in Thai, Rāvaṇa, the legendary emperor of Sri Lanka, is called 'Thosakanth' which is derived from his Sanskrit name 'Daśakaṇṭha' ("having ten necks").
Many Sanskrit loanwords are also found in Austronesian languages, such as Javanese particularly the old form from which nearly half the vocabulary is derived from the language.  Other Austronesian languages, such as traditional Malay, modern Indonesian, also derive much of their vocabulary from Sanskrit, albeit to a lesser extent, with a large proportion of words being derived from Arabic. Similarly, Philippine languages such as Tagalog have many Sanskrit loanwords.
A Sanskrit loanword encountered in many Southeast Asian languages is the word bhāṣā, or spoken language, which is used to mean language in general, for example bahasa in Malay, Indonesian and Tausug, basa in Javanese, Sundanese, and Balinese, phasa in Thai and Lao, bhasa in Burmese, and phiesa in Khmer.
- In the Malay Archipelago: Indonesian, Javanese and Malay have absorbed a large amount of Sanskrit loanwords into their respective lexicons (see: Sanskrit loan words in Indonesian). Many languages of native lowland Filipinos such as Tagalog, Ilocano and Visayan contain numerous Sanskrit loanwords.
- In Mainland Southeast Asia:Thai, Lao, Burmese, and Khmer language has absorbed a significant amount of Sanskrit as well as Pali.
- Many Indonesian names have Sanskrit origin (e.g. Dewi Sartika, Megawati Sukarnoputri, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Teuku Wisnu).
- Southeast Asian languages are traditionally written with Indic alphabets and therefor have extra letters not pronounced in the local language, so that original Sanskrit spelling can be preserved. An example is how the name of the King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, is spelled in Sanskrit as "Bhumibol"ภูมิพล, yet is pronounced in Thai as "Phumipon" พูมิพน using Thai-Sanskrit pronunciation rules since the original Sanskrit sounds do not exist in Thai. 
- Suvarnabhumi is a toponym that has been historically associated with Southeast Asia. In Sanskrit it means "The Land of Gold". Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport is named after this toponym, signifying its intent to be a major transport hub of Southeast Asia.[তথ্যসূত্র প্রয়োজন]
- Several of Indonesian toponyms has Indian parallel or origin, such as Madura with Mathura, Serayu and Sarayu river, Semeru with Sumeru mountain, Kalingga from Kalinga Kingdom, and Ngayogyakarta from Ayodhya.
- Siamese ancient city of Ayutthaya also derived from Ramayana's Ayodhya.
- Names of places could simply renders their Sanskrit origin, such as Singapore, from Singapura (Singha-pura the "lion city"), Jakarta from Jaya and kreta ("complete victory").
- Some of Indonesian regencies such as Indragiri Hulu and Indragiri Hilir derived from Indragiri River, Indragiri itself means "mountain of Indra".
- Some Thai toponyms also often have Indian parallels or Sanskrit origin, although the spellings are adapted to the Siamese tongue, such as Ratchaburi from Raja-puri ("king's city"), Buriram from Puri-Rama ("city of Rama"), and Nakhon Si Thammarat from Nagara Sri Dharmaraja.
- The tendency to use Sanskrit for modern neologism also continued to modern day. In 1962 Indonesia changed the colonial name of New Guinean city of Hollandia to Jayapura ("glorious city"), Orange mountain range to Jayawijaya Mountains.
- Malaysia named their new government seat as Putrajaya ("prince of glory") in 1999.
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- Stark, Miriam T. (২০০৬)। "Pre-Angkorian Settlement Trends In Cambodia's Mekong Delta and the Lower Mekong Archaeological Project" (PDF)। Indo-Pacific Pre-History Association Bulletin। University of Hawai’i-Manoa। 26। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ৫ জুলাই ২০১৫।
The Mekong delta played a central role in the development of Cambodia’s earliest complex polities from approximately 500 BC to AD 600.
- Stark, Miriam T.; Griffin, Bion; Phoeurn, Chuch; Ledgerwood, Judy; ও অন্যান্য (১৯৯৯)। "Results of the 1995–1996 Archaeological Field Investigations at Angkor Borei, Cambodia" (PDF)। Asian Perspectives। University of Hawai’i-Manoa। 38 (1)। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ৫ জুলাই ২০১৫।
The development of maritime commerce and Hindu influence stimulated early state formation in polities along the coasts of mainland Southeast Asia, where passive indigenous populations embraced notions of statecraft and ideology introduced by outsiders...
- Mishra, Pragya (ডিসেম্বর ২০১৩)। "Cultural History of Indian Diaspora in Cambodia" (PDF)। International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention। 2 (12): 67–71। আইএসএসএন 2319-7714। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ১৩ জুলাই ২০১৫।
- Rooney, Dawn (১৯৮৪)। Khmer Ceramics (PDF)। Oxford University Press। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ১৩ জুলাই ২০১৫।
The language of Funan was...
- Some Aspects of Asian History and Culture by Upendra Thakur p.2
- "Considerations on the Chronology and History of 9th Century Cambodia by Dr. Karl-Heinz Golzio, Epigraphist - ...the realm called Zhenla by the Chinese. Their contents are not uniform but they do not contradict each other." (PDF)। Khmer Studies। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ৫ জুলাই ২০১৫।
- "Blood and Soil: Modern Genocide 1500–2000 By Ben Kiernan p. 102 The Vietnamese destruction of Champa 1390–1509"। Google Books। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ২৭ জুন ২০১৫।
- "The Cham: Descendants of Ancient Rulers of South China Sea Watch Maritime Dispute From Sidelines Written by Adam Bray"। IOC-Champa। ২৬ জুন ২০১৫ তারিখে মূল থেকে আর্কাইভ করা। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ২৬ জুন ২০১৫।
- "The Cambridge History of China: Volume 8, The Ming Part 2 Parts 1368-1644 By Denis C. Twitchett, Frederick W. Mote"। Google Books। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ২৬ জুন ২০১৫।
- Wolters, O. W. (১৯৭৩)। "Jayavarman II's Military Power: The Territorial Foundation of the Angkor Empire"। The Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland। Cambridge University Press (1): 21–30। জেস্টোর 25203407।
- "The emergence and ultimate decline of the Khmer Empire - Many scholars attribute the halt of the development of Angkor to the rise of Theravada..." (PDF)। Studies Of Asia। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ১১ জুন ২০১৫।
- "Khmer Empire"। The Ancient History Encyclopedia। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ৭ জুলাই ২০১৫।
- Coedès, George (১৯৬৮)। Walter F. Vella, সম্পাদক। The Indianized States of Southeast Asia। trans.Susan Brown Cowing। University of Hawaii Press। আইএসবিএন 978-0-8248-0368-1।
- พระราชพงษาวดาร ฉบับพระราชหัดถเลขา ภาค 1 [Royal Chronicle: Royal Autograph Version, Volume 1]। Bangkok: Wachirayan Royal Library। ১৯১২। পৃষ্ঠা 278।
- "Salakanagara, Kerajaan "Tertua" di Nusantara" (Indonesian ভাষায়)। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ২৫ জানুয়ারি ২০১৫।
- "Thailand's World : The Srivijaya Kingdom in Thailand"। সংগ্রহের তারিখ ২৫ আগস্ট ২০১৫।
- Martin Haspelmath, The World Atlas of Language Structures, page 569, Oxford University Press, 2005, আইএসবিএন ০-১৯-৯২৫৫৯১-১
- Ram Gopal and K. V. Paliwal, Hindu renaissance, page 83, Hindu Writers Forum, 2005 Quote: "Colonial and Cultural Expansion (of Ancient India)",[তথ্যসূত্র প্রয়োজন] written by R. C. Majumdar, concluded with: "We may conclude with a broad survey of the Indian colonies in the Far East. For nearly fifteen hundred years, and down to a period when the Hindus had lost their independence in their own home, Hindu kings were ruling over Indo-China and the numerous islands of the Indian Archipelago, from Sumatra to New Guinea. Indian religion, Indian culture, Indian laws and Indian government moulded the lives of the primitive races all over this wide region, and they imbibed a more elevated moral spirit and a higher intellectual taste through the religion, art, and literature of India. In short, the people were lifted to a higher plane of civilisation."
- (Bayley 2004, পৃ. 712)
- Review by 'SKV' of The Hindu Colony of Cambodia by Phanindranath Bose [Adyar, Madras: Theosophical Publishing House 1927] in The Vedic Magazine and Gurukula Samachar 26: 1927, pp. 620–1.
- Lyne Bansat-Boudon, Roland Lardinois and Isabelle Ratié, Sylvain Lévi (1863-1935), page 196, Brepols, 2007, আইএসবিএন ৯৭৮২৫০৩৫২৪৪৭৪ Quote: "The ancient Hindus of yore were not simply a spiritual people, always busy with mystical problems and never troubling themselves with the questions of 'this world'... India also has its Napoleons and Charlemagnes, its Bismarcks and Machiavellis. But the real charm of Indian history does not consist in these aspirants after universal power, but in its peaceful and benevolent Imperialism—a unique thing in the history of mankind. The colonisers of India did not go with sword and fire in their hands; they used... the weapons of their superior culture and religion... The Buddhist age has attracted special attention, and the French savants have taken much pains to investigate the splendid monuments of the Indian cultural empire in the Far East."
- (Keenleyside 1982, পৃ. 213–214) Quote: "Starting in the 1920s under the leadership of Kalidas Nag-and continuing even after independence-a number of Indian scholars wrote extensively and rapturously about the ancient Hindu cultural expansion into and colonisation of South and Southeast Asia. They called this vast region "Greater India"–a dubious appellation for a region which to a limited degree, but with little permanence, had been influenced by Indian religion, art, architecture, literature and administrative customs. As a consequence of this renewed and extensive interest in Greater India, many Indians came to believe that the entire South and Southeast Asian region formed the cultural progeny of India; now that the sub-continent was reawakening, they felt, India would once again assert its non-political ascendancy over the area.... While the idea of reviving the ancient Greater India was never officially endorsed by the Indian National Congress, it enjoyed considerable popularity in nationalist Indian circles. Indeed, Congress leaders made occasional references to Greater India while the organisation's abiding interest in the problems of overseas Indians lent indirect support to the Indian hope of restoring the alleged cultural and spiritual unity of South and Southeast Asia."
- (Thapar 1968, পৃ. 326–330) Quote: "At another level, it was believed that the dynamics of many Asian cultures, particularly those of Southeast Asia, arose from Hindu culture, and the theory of Greater India derived sustenance from Pan-Hinduism. A curious pride was taken in the supposed imperialist past of India, as expressed in sentiments such as these: "The art of Java and Kambuja was no doubt derived from India and fostered by the Indian rulers of these colonies." (Majumdar, R. C. et al. (1950), An Advanced History of India, London: Macmillan, p. 221) This form of historical interpretation, which can perhaps best be described as being inspired by Hindu nationalism, remains an influential school of thinking in present historical writings."
- (Bayley 2004, পৃ. 735–736) Quote:"The Greater India visions which Calcutta thinkers derived from French and other sources are still known to educated anglophone Indians, especially but not exclusively Bengalis from the generation brought up in the traditions of post-Independence Nehruvian secular nationalism. One key source of this knowledge is a warm tribute paid to Sylvain Lévi and his ideas of an expansive, civilising India by Jawaharlal Nehru himself, in his celebrated book, The Discovery of India, which was written during one of Nehru’s periods of imprisonment by the British authorities, first published in 1946, and reprinted many times since.... The ideas of both Lévi and the Greater India scholars were known to Nehru through his close intellectual links with Tagore. Thus Lévi’s notion of ancient Indian voyagers leaving their invisible ‘imprints’ throughout east and southeast Asia was for Nehru a recapitulation of Tagore’s vision of nationhood, that is an idealisation of India as a benign and uncoercive world civiliser and font of global enlightenment. This was clearly a perspective which defined the Greater India phenomenon as a process of religious and spiritual tutelage, but it was not a Hindu supremacist idea of India’s mission to the lands of the trans-gangetic Sarvabhumi or Bharat Varsha."
- (Narasimhaiah 1986) Quote: "To him (Nehru), the so-called practical approach meant, in practice, shameless expediency, and so he would say, "the sooner we are not practical, the better". He rebuked a Member of Indian Parliament who sought to revive the concept of Greater India by saying that ‘the honorable Member lived in the days of Bismarck; Bismarck is dead, and his politics more dead!' He would consistently plead for an idealistic approach and such power as the language wields is the creation of idealism—politics’ arch enemy—which, however, liberates the leader of a national movement from narrow nationalism, thus igniting in the process a dead fact of history, in the sneer, "For him the Bastille has not fallen!" Though Nehru was not to the language born, his utterances show a remarkable capacity for introspection and sense of moral responsibility in commenting on political processes."
- (Wheatley 1982, পৃ. 27–28) Quote: "The tide of revisionism that is currently sweeping through Southeast Asian historiography has in effect taken us back almost to the point where we have to consider reevaluating almost every text bearing on the protohistoric period and many from later times. Although this may seem a daunting proposition, it is nonetheless supremely worth attempting, for the process by which the peoples of western Southeast Asia came to think of themselves as part of Bharatavarsa (even though they had no conception of "India" as we know it) represents one of the most impressive instances of large-scale acculturation in the history of the world. Sylvain Levi was perhaps overenthusiastic when he claimed that India produced her definitive masterpieces—he was thinking of Angkor and the Borobudur—through the efforts of foreigners or on foreign soil. Those masterpieces were not strictly Indian achievements: rather were they the outcome of a Eutychian fusion of natures so melded together as to constitute a single cultural process in which Southeast Asia was the matrix and South Asia the mediatrix."
- (Guha-Thakurta 1992, পৃ. 159–167)
- (Bayley 2004, পৃ. 713)
- (Handy 1930, পৃ. 364) Quote: "An equally significant movement is one that brought about among the Indian intelligentsia of Calcutta a few years ago the formation of what is known as the "Greater India Society," whose membership is open "to all serious students of the Indian cultural expansion and to all sympathizers of such studies and activities." Though still in its infancy, this organisation has already a large membership, due perhaps as much as anything else to the enthusiasm of its Secretary and Convener, Dr. Kalidas Nag, whose scholarly affiliations with the Orientalists in the University of Paris and studies in Indochina, Insulindia and beyond, have equipped him in an unusual way for the work he has chosen-namely, stimulating interest in and spreading knowledge of Greater Indian culture of the past, present and future. The Society's President is Professor Jadunath Sarkar, Vice-Chancellor of Calcutta University, and its Council is made up largely of professors on the faculty of the University and members of the staff of the Calcutta Museum, as well as of Indian authors, journalists, and so on. Its activities, besides meetings, have included illustrated lecture series at the various universities throughout India by Dr. Nag, the assembling of a research library and the publication of monographs, of which four very excellent examples have already been printed: 1)Greater India, by Kalidas Nag, M.A., D.Litt(Paris), 2) India and China, by Prabodh Chandra Bagchi, M.A., D.Litt., 3) Indian Culture in Java and Sumatra, by Bijan Raj Chatterjee, D.Litt. (Punjab), Ph.D (London), and 4) India and Central Asia, by Niranjan Prasad Chakravarti, M.A., Ph.D.(cantab.)."
- (Majumdar 1960, পৃ. 222–223)
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... they are now wholly substantiated by the other inscriptions.... They are all Indian, with the exception of one written in Persian... dated in the same year as the Hindu tablet over it... if actual Gabrs (i.e. Zoroastrians, or Parsis) were among the number of worshipers at the shrine, they must have kept in the background, crowded out by Hindus, because the typical features Hanway mentions are distinctly Indian, not Zoroastrian... met two Hindu Fakirs who announced themselves as 'on a pilgrimage to this Baku Jawala Ji'....
- Richard Delacy, Parvez Dewan (১৯৯৮), Hindi & Urdu phrasebook, Lonely Planet, আইএসবিএন 0-86442-425-6,
... The Hindu calendar (vikramaditiy) is 57 years ahead of the Christian calendar. Dates in the Hindu calendar are prefixed by the word: samvat संवत ...
- Balinese Religion Archived ১০ মার্চ ২০১০, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Batu Caves Inside and Out, Malaysia"। lonelyplanet.tv। ৭ ডিসেম্বর ২০০৮ তারিখে মূল থেকে আর্কাইভ করা।
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- Kuizon, Jose G. (১৯৬২)। "The Sanskrit loan-words in the Cebuano-Bisayan language and the Indian elements to Cebuano-Bisayan culture"। University of San Carlos, Cebu।
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- Bijan Raj Chatterjee (১৯৬৪)। Indian Cultural Influence in Cambodia। University of Calcutta।
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- Rethinking Tibeto-Burman – Lessons from Indosphere
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