Re: Hinduization of Bali [Was: Micronesia Mystery]
- --- In IndiaArchaeology@yahoogroups.com, "Francesco Brighenti"
<frabrig@...> wrote:> > Isn't Bali a Hindu community, perhaps dated to
the Vedic times?
>greater part of Vedic scholars.
> Certainly not if one assumes _your_ dating of the Vedas is right,
> and not even if one dates the composition of the Vedas to the second
> half of the second millennium BCE as is currently done by the >
Who knows? It is not a flash in the pan that there are Munda words in
early Sanskrit texts.
See Le Theatre d'ombres balinais by Halkin Emmanuelle
http://akbar.free.fr/theatre.htm Coedes' Hinduised states of Southeast
Asia discussing many early epigraphs in Sanskrit is certainly a
The cultural milieu and metaphors used are complex and it is anyone's
guess to theorize. Bali is also linked to Proto-Indo-European :)--
- --- In IndiaArchaeology@yahoogroups.com, "Paul Kekai Manansala"
>I have given some reference here many years ago on a similar
> > By 10th century the Tamil Kingdoms were already ruling the strait of
> > Malakka;
discussion regarding SEA archeology findings with relates to India,
and more specifically south India. Many inscription surrounding then
Malaya (Sumatra, Siam, Jakarta) were found written in Tamil-Brahmi
dating as early as 1-2 century. There are many tamil words in local
languages of Malaya and Thailand. It doesn't mean that its origin is
Dravidian or IE, but influence of those words only explains early
minglings or traders from South India.
Here are some recent findings
Valgha Valargha (Let us All Prosper with Prosperity),