Originally posted by tiny15
Originally posted by Aradhana87
Originally posted by sattvik
I guess your right then...
There are two types of people in Sri Lanka now: Tamils and Sinhalese.
Sinhalese = Singhal Dweep
The Sinhalese are probably originally from Bengal but live in Sri Lanka now.
I think u are right but as far as I know dweep means Island..thats why I also thought Singhal dweep was Sri Lanka.
ya aradhana u r rite & i know dweep means island & initially me too thought dat its sri lanka or may b s.india.but wen i read da Jayasi's Padmavat icame to know dat he didn't mean s.lanka wen he was mentioning sinhaldweep & also he mentioned lanka in it as lanka dweep only not as sinhaldweep & he also described da way btwn Chittor & sinhaldweep which historians & oder scholars of literature( Padmavat is used as epic in hindi literature 4 its depiction of difft "Rasas" like prem,vairagya etc.) found similar 2 da way btwn Chittor & Bengal,Orissa region.
So its possible dat in those times sinhaldweep was dis region & not 2days sri lanka
Thank you for explaining