"Syam Kuk"

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Some old wounds take centuries to heal. “Syam Kuk” refers to the bas-relief at Angkor Wat where the Khmer army and Thai mercenaries march eastward to fight the Chams from Vietnam, and they form the backdrop to the current tense relations between Thailand and Cambodia.

Syam Kuk, Angkor Wat

Still wary the empire might strike
Bangkok Post, 24 April 2008
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Public Lecture: Early Indian Influence in Southeast Asia

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Early Indian Influence in Southeast Asia: References on Southeast Asia in ancient Tamil literature

Date/Time: Saturday Apr 26, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Level 5 – Possibility in National Library
Language: Tamil

Dr S.P. Thinnappan, from South Asian Studies Programme, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS,will talk on the early references about Southeast Asia made in ancient Tamil literature, such as Silappathikaaram and Pattinapaalai.