Focus Back On Mamallapuram's Rich Heritage
10, Oct 2019, 2:15 PM IST
Mamallapuram served as a major port during the Pallavas who have had much more than a working relationship with the Chinese rulers. Many documents suggest that even a defence deal was inked between the Pallavas and Chinese. It is also believed that the thriving silk industry in Kanchipuram was first established by the Pallavas, who imported silk from ancient China and developed an industry in their own kingdom. Chinese traveller Hiuen Tsang, who visited Kancheepuram in 7th century during the Pallava era, is considered the “match-maker” between India and China.
In this episode of Culture 'Shauk' we take a look at how Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping’s informal summit at Mamallapuram has brought focus back on the rich history of this UNESCO world heritage site.