Southern Silk Route is the historic route, which runs from China to Myanmar and ends up in Assam. The route has historical importance as it served as a major artery of ancient trade articles. The Southern Silk Route: Historical Links and Contemporary Convergences attempts to sketch out the historical dimensions of the route and shows the contemporary dynamics, both positive and negative. It poses the question how history can extend a lesson in contemporary contexts.
The book has two parts- theoretical articles on the route judging from a scholar’s perspective on one hand and explorers’ insight in the practical perspective on the other, thus making it really interesting both for the scholar and the lay reader.
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Table of Contents
PART I: History, People, Trade and Culture: Identities across Southern Silk Route 1. Southern Silk Route: A Perspective 2. The Polity of Yelang 夜郎 and the Origins of the Name ‘China’ 3. South Silk Road: An Analysis of its Character 4. Myanmar and Yunnan: Cultural Exchanges along Southern Silk Route c. 600 bc-400 ce 5. Horse, Silver, and Cowries:
Yunnan in a Global Perspective 6. Haw: The Yunnanese in Thailand and Laos in Course of Southern Silk Route 7. The Tai-Ahoms of Assam: Story of their Migration along the Southern Silk Route and Aspects of their Cultural Heritage 8. The Khamtis of Arunachal Pradesh: Migration from Myanmar to India along Southern Silk Route and Description of their Cultural Heritage. PART II: Socio-Economic Implications of Rejuvenated Southern Silk Route 9. Relevance of Myanmar in Silk Route Resurgence 10. Negotiating Transnational Identities in the Indo-Myanmar Border 11. The Kunming Initiative and Economic Prospects between Bangladesh and North-East India 12. India within BCIM: A Tale of Reluctant Engagement 13. Healthcare Implications of a Rejuvenated Southern Silk Route 14. Southern Silk Route and BCIM Discussions: Some Missing Issues
PART III: Convergences and Divergences in Today’s World: Yunnan-India Trade Scenario 15. Research on Yunnan-India Local Trade
Lipi Ghosh is Professor and Head in the Department of South & South East Asian Studies at University of Calcutta. She is a former Fulbright Scholar, Asia Fellow, CWIT Fellow and ICCR Chair Professor to Lund University.