Language And Culture: A Historical Connection Of India And Korea
India and Korea has many similarities towards language and culture. They have deep knitted relationship and share many cultural commonalities. A 13th-century Korean Epic chronicle, India-Korea relationship began in 48 A.D. is about a Princess Suriratna ("precious gem") journeyed from Ayodhya, India, to Korea through boat to marry King Kim Su-ro and subsequently became thefirst Queen Heo Hwang-ok ("yellow jade") of the Gaya Kingdom (42-562 A.D.).
Ayodhya itself has a rich history. According to the Indian epic, Ramayana, the city is 9,000 years old and the birthplace of Lord Rama, the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu, one of the principal deities of Hinduism. This influence of India still resonates in Korea's modern society as the Gimhae Kim, GimhaeHeo and Incheon Yi clans trace their origins to this ancient kingdom. The majority of Gimhae and Incheon citizens are very proud of their old and unique connections with India, particularly because they are direct descendants of Queen Heo Hwang-ok's 12 children with King Kim Su-ro.My attempt on this paper focuses on the similarities regarding Indo- Korean language and culture.