Q: 56 (IAS/2011)

India maintained its early cultural contacts and trade links with Southeast Asia across the Bay of Bengal. for this pre-eminence of early maritime history of Bay of Bengal, which of the following could be the most convincing explanation/ explanations ?
question_subject: 
History
question_year: 
2011
question_exam: 
IAS
question_sub_subject: 
Ancient History
question_topic: 
Caves/Temple/Architecture/Art/Culture
stats: 
0,5168,6256,1664,1584,3264,4912