Sylhet: 2 definitions


Sylhet 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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Source: Wikipedia: India History

Sylhet is a metropolitan city in northeastern Bangladesh. Sylhet was under the realm of the Harikela and Kamarupa kingdoms of ancient Bengal and Assam. Buddhism was prevalent in the first millennium. In the early medieval period, the area was dominated by Hindu principalities, which were under the nominal suzerainty of the Senas and Devas. The history of the dynasties in the region is documented by their copper-plate charters.

Source: Early Mediaeval Surma Valley

Sylhet is the name of an ancient colonial district—corresponding to the early mediaeval Surma valley—where Brahmanical temples and maṭhas once thrived.—Sylhet, ‘the land of winding rivers, swamps and rice’ is one of the marshiest districts of Bengal. Large swamps—locally known as hāors—are one of the most important characteristics of the landscape. This district, consisting of the lower valley of the Barak or the Surma, is an open alluvial plain, about 70 miles wide, surrounded by the Meghalaya hills in the north and the hills of Tripura in the south.

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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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