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Dacca means something in the history of ancient India. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.
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India history and geogprahySource: archive.org: Personal and geographical names in the Gupta inscriptions
1) Dacca is the modern name of Ḍavāka According to Fleet. Ḍavāka is a place-name without suffix and is mentioned in the Gupta inscription No. 1. The Gupta empire (r. 3rd-century CE), founded by Śrī Gupta, covered much of ancient India and embraced the Dharmic religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.
2) Dacca is one of the districts that once comprised Samataṭa.—From Samataṭa, the Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang journeyed towards the West for over 900 li and reached Tanmolihti, or Tāmralipta, the modern Tamluk in the Midnāpur district. Samataṭa, therefore, must have been the South-eastern part of the Bengal presidency corresponding to the Dacca, Faridpur, Backerganj, Jessore and Khulna districts.
The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.
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The Indian Buddhist Iconography (by Benoytosh Bhattachacharyya)
Later Chola Temples (by S. R. Balasubrahmanyam)
Indian Medicinal Plants (by Kanhoba Ranchoddas Kirtikar)
The Natyashastra (by Bharata-muni)
Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
Appendix 2 - The location of Suvarṇabhūmi or Suvarṇadvīpa < [Chapter XVI - The Story of Śāriputra]
Kathasaritsagara (the Ocean of Story) (by Somadeva)