Tamralipta


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Tamralipta

 

(present-day Tamluk), a city in India, in what is now West Bengal State; situated on the western boundary of the Ganges River delta. Until the tenth or 11th century, it was a major commercial port.

Tamralipta evidently originated in the fifth or fourth century B.C. In antiquity and early medieval times, its location in the Ganges River valley made the city a natural outlet to the sea for the richest and most populous area of India. Tamralipta handled cargo for trade with Southeast Asian countries, southern India, and Ceylon. The growth of the Ganges delta deprived Tamralipta of its advantage as a convenient harbor, and the city declined. Tamralipta was also a center of Buddhism.

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Address : Tamralipta Municipality, Tamluk,Purba Medinipur
Even Indo-China trade was frequent through the Tamralipta port.
Sources said the youth, who was sporting a cap, is a resident of Tamralipta Mahavidyalaya crossing or Tamluk College ( as is popularly called) but is yet to be identified.
According to early historical literary sources, the area in and around Dantan formed either part of the Suhma territory or an extension of the geographical orbit of the trading port of Tamralipta.
There was a sea route from Tamralipta to China and Japan, touching Burma and South Asian port towns.
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