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The third regnal year (1055 CE) of #RajendraChola-II inscription in #Jambai Village in #Villuppuram district records the gift of 32 Kasu in memory of a lady by name Sendan Umaiyal (சேந்தன் உமையாள்) for burning a perpetual Nanda Lamp in the temple of 1/n Image
Thanthontri-Mahadevar at #Valaiyur alias Rajendra-puram by one "Palanguran Kunran" (பழங்கூரன் குன்றன்) the Tax Collector of #Kugurppadi the hamlet of Narippalli-nadu.

The gift is said to be in response to a demand made by the community "Nangudisai Padinenbhumi Nanadesi" 2/n
நான்குதிசை பதினெண்பூமி நானாதேசிகள் (வெளிநாடுகளில் சென்று வாணிபத்தில் ஈடுபடுபவர்கள் - வணிகப் பெருங்குழுக்கள்) who held him responsible for the suicide of that lady by poison because of some threat held out by him with regard to a tax due! 3/n
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A Thread on "Trade Relations between Tamil Nadu and South East Asia as Gleaned from Inscriptions...!"

The Commercial and Cultural contacts between Tamil Nadu and South East Asian Countries seem to have existed even from the beginning of the Christian era!
#Sangam Literatures say that the import & export of articles between these countries had happened in great vigour through the ports located on the Coromandal coast, viz #Kollam, #Eyilpattinam, #Kaviripumpattinam, #Tondi, #Marungurpattinam (#Alagankulam), #Korkai and #Kanyakumari!
The author of the Periplus of the Erythrean Sea describes the ports of the Coromandal coast as follows. “Among the market-towns of these countries and harbour where the ships put in from Damirica and from the north, the most important are, in order as they lie, first Camara...1/2
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