The Beginnings of Civilization in South India

  title={The Beginnings of Civilization in South India},
  author={Clarence T. Maloney},
  journal={The Journal of Asian Studies},
  pages={603 - 616}
  • C. Maloney
  • Published 1 May 1970
  • History
  • The Journal of Asian Studies
Abstracts The diffusion of Indian Civilization and its “great tradition” to the extreme south of the peninsula occurred in the earliest stages by sea, not by land. Such characteristics of civilization as script and literacy, kingship and the state, and organized religions, developed at first in the earliest urban centers in Tamil Nadu, which were located on the coast opposite Ceylon. In the half millennium before Christ there was sea traffic between the coasts of Gujarat and Sind, and Ceylon… 
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