A STUDY ON SOCIAL IDENTITY BASED ON THE BRAHMI INSCRIPTIONS OF THE EARLY HISTORIC PERIOD IN THE NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE, SRI LANKA

Journal Title: Social Affairs - Year 2017, Vol 1, Issue 6

Abstract

This is a study on the social base of the Early Historic Period (EHP) in Sri Lanka with special reference to the country’s North Western region. The chronological scope of the EHP extends from 3rd century BC to 3rd century AC, known as the Formative Period in the history of the island. The geo-physical region covered in this study is located between the river valley systems of Kala Oya and Maha Oya in North-Western Sri Lanka. Drawing upon textual sources, material culture, and cross-regional studies as corroborative evidence, it explores the formation and evolution of the identities of parumaka, Naga, Dameda, Jain, Brahmana, Bata, and Aya. The study concludes that the complex nature of society during the Early Historic Period owed largely to the development of state formation processes within and among macro eco zones around which civilizational clusters were centered.

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A. M. P. Senanayake

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A. M. P. Senanayake (2017). A STUDY ON SOCIAL IDENTITY BASED ON THE BRAHMI INSCRIPTIONS OF THE EARLY HISTORIC PERIOD IN THE NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE, SRI LANKA. Social Affairs, 1(6), -. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-31431