Burma's Lost Kingdoms: Splendours of Arakan by Pamela Gutman

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.

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