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Based upon Survey of India map with the permission of the Surveyor General of India
The responsibility for the correctness of internal details rests with the publisher.
The external boundaries and coastlines of India agree with the Record/Master Copy certified by Survey
of India.
The territorial waters of India extend into the sea to a distance of twelve nautical miles measured from
the appropriate base line.
     It seems that in the first half of the sixth century AD silk was as good an
earner of bullion for India as spices in the first century AD. The drainage of
gold from the Roman empire in the first century AD was stopped my means of
a legislation, which, though supplemented by diplomacy, failed to check it
(the drain) in the Byzantine empire. The solution was however, found in AD
551 by the introduction of silkworms brought into the Byzantine empire