[INDOLOGY] good (colonial-period?) maps of the Tripura/Chittagong/Arakan area

Nagaraj Paturi nagarajpaturi at gmail.com
Wed Nov 27 00:53:27 EST 2019



On Wed, Nov 27, 2019 at 11:13 AM Arlo Griffiths via INDOLOGY <
indology at list.indology.info> wrote:

> Dear colleagues,
> I am looking at some early (ca. 8th-century) and partly unpublished
> inscriptions from the Chittagong area and at the roughly contemporary
> material from Arakan in Burma (alias Rakhine in Myanmar). One of the
> striking toponymic elements recurring in sources of this period is -lakka
> (Pīlakka, Naulakka, Kalakka — maybe a toponym Kuṭukka is also connected to
> this set). It has been proposed that Pīlakka would be the modern site of
> Pilak in Tripura (see references below). It would be nice to be able to
> identify at least one or two more of these toponyms with modern places. For
> this I need maps, as detailed and as old as possible. Does anyone have
> suggestions on where and how to obtain these? (Preferably without my
> needing to trek to the British Library or such.)
> If anyone has more to say on toponyms in -(la)kka, I will be curious to
> learn about it.
> Best wishes,
> Arlo Griffiths
> École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO)
> Ghosh, Suchandra. 2019. “Understanding the Economic Networks and Linkages
> of an Expanded Harikela.” In *From Mountain Fastness to Coastal
> Kingdoms : Hard Money and ‘Cashless’ Economies in the Medieval Bay of
> Bengal World*, edited by John Deyell and Rila Mukherjee, 77–108. London:
> Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367816889.
> Mitra, Debala. 1976. “Antiquities of Pilak and Jolaibari, Tripura.” *Journal
> of the Asiatic Society* 18: 56–77.
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Nagaraj Paturi

Hyderabad, Telangana, INDIA.

Director,  Inter-Gurukula-University Centre , Indic Academy
BoS, MIT School of Vedic Sciences, Pune, Maharashtra
BoS, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Veliyanad, Kerala
BoS Veda Vijnana Gurukula, Bengaluru.
Member, Advisory Council, Veda Vijnana Shodha Samsthanam, Bengaluru
Former Senior Professor of Cultural Studies,
FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of  Liberal Education,
(Pune, Maharashtra, INDIA )
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