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Title: Sailors, Soldiers, Priests, and Merchants
Subtitle: Reappraising Iran's Early Connections to Ceylon
Author(s): CHOKSY, Jamsheed K.
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 48    Date: 2013   
Pages: 363-391
DOI: 10.2143/IA.48.0.2184705

Abstract :
This article reinvestigates the history and historiography of early contacts between Iranians and Ceylonese (now called Sri Lankans), mainly from the fifth century BCE to fifth century CE with some extensions into later times. Why and where those connections occurred and how they shaped each groups understanding of and influence on each other are scrutinized. This analysis also will examine how and why ancient and early medieval Ceylonese records can augment Iranian history and historiography.

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