Srivijaya

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Srivijaya was a state that was based on the Indonesian island of Sumatra between the seventh and the eleventh centuries A.D. It amassed wealth and power by a combination of selective adaptation of Indian technology and concepts and through control of the lucrative trade routes between India and China. The kingdom also displayed a range of diplomatic skills in holding together a disparate real of island and coastal territories.

Sources

The Earth and Its Peoples A Global History, Bulliet et al., 2005.