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Thai language and literature: Glimpses of Indian influence
, K JAYADAT
Published in Springer Singapore
2017
Pages: 135 - 160
Abstract
Cultural and commercial contacts between India and mainland Southeast Asia began with the spread of Hindu-Buddhist ideology along with influence of Pali and Sanskrit languages since 500 B.C.E. New ideas, new modes and patterns of life were introduced. Language and literature of Thailand were not an exception. India had a strong influence on the various linguistic and literary traditions of Thailand. Versions of the epics Ramayana and the Mahabharata, the Pancatantra (animal stories) and the Jataka stories migrated to the land of Siam and took new localized forms. So the notion of indigenization became vibrant and a new form of associated as well dialectical culture evolved. © Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017. All rights reserved.
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JournalData powered by TypesetIndia-Thailand Cultural Interactions: Glimpses from the Past to Present
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