Sri Dvaravati By Dhida Saraya, Ph.D.
The Initial Phase of Siam's History
Describing the emergence of towns at different locations in Dvaravati culture as federations is a judgement of the political status of those communities. The names of these federations in Buddhist culture during the Dvaravati period remains uncertain, except for the U-Thong - Nakhon Pathon - Khu Bua complex, which may have developed from the town of Suvarnbhumi named in Indian documents. It remains impossible to conclude that the federation of these three cities constituted the kingdom of King Sri Dvaravati, whose name appears on so many ancient coins.
252 pages, illus. B/W Pl.