Wari-Bateshwar; 1 Definition(s)

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Wari-Bateshwar in present Bangladesh is an excavated site revealing Kushan presence.—Wari-Bateshwar is a significant archaeological site in present Bangladesh. Located three kilometres west of Belabo Thana of Narshingdi district, Wari (Wari) and Bateshwar (Bateshvar) are two contiguous villages. The villages are situated on the Pleistocene flat surface of the eastern Madhupur tract. A small dried-up river, called Kayra, flows in an east west direction on the northern side of the villages.

Chakrabarty (1992) predicted that the region had Southeast Asiatic and Roman contacts. Chakrabarty went one step further and tried to identify Wari-Bateshwar with Ptolemy’s Sounagoura. Peter Francis Jr reports Indo-Pacific Monochrome glass beads from Arikamedu (India), Mantai (Sri Lanka), Kion Thom (Thailand) and Oc-Eo (Vietnam)—each of these sites was the first urban centre in their respective regions.

Source: Shodhganga: New look on the kushan bengali
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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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