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Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Nicholas Sims-Williams (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The recent developments in our understanding of the history of the Indo-Iranian languages and their speakers are surveyed and assessed in this book by a group of linguists and archaeologists. In the ... More


Gāndhārī and the other Indo-Aryan languages in the light of newly-discovered Kharoṣṭhī manuscripts

Richard Salomon

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter focuses on a language whose very name was first proposed by the great scholar whose career is celebrated in this volume. For it was Harold Bailey's 1946 article whose title ‘Gāndhārī’ ... More


The vocabulary of Buddhist Sanskrit: Problems and perspectives

O.Von Hinüber

in Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197262856
eISBN:
9780191753961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262856.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the problems associated with Buddhist Sanskrit vocabulary. The obvious reason for these problems is the well-known linguistic diversity that prevailed in the vast area of India ... More


Women's Dharma: Śāstric Norms and Epic Narratives

Alf Hiltebeitel

in Dharma: Its Early History in Law, Religion, and Narrative

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195394238
eISBN:
9780199897452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394238.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter explores the topics of strīdharma or womens's dharma and marriage law as the Mahābhārata portrays them through the three generations of dynastic instability that precede the generation ... More


Recent Discoveries of Early Buddhist Manuscripts: And Their Implications for the History of Buddhist Texts and Canons

Richard Salomon

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter examines recent discoveries of early Buddhist manuscripts and discusses their implications for the history of Buddhist texts and canons. All of the manuscripts in question were written ... More


Vihārāpala

Jonathan A. Silk

in Managing Monks: Administrators and Administrative Roles in Indian Buddhist Monasticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195326840
eISBN:
9780199852079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326840.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Although the term vihāra-pāla may not have been a confirmed word in Sanskrit, there are several available clues that assert the existence of the term. According to a certain passage which was used to ... More


The Bajaur Collection of Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts: Mahāprajāpatī Gautamī and the order of nuns in a Gandhāran Version of the Dakṣiṇāvibhaṅgasūtra

Ingo Strauch

in Women in Early Indian Buddhism: Comparative Textual Studies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199326044
eISBN:
9780199369324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199326044.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

In this chapter, Ingo Strauch provides a translation of Fragment 01 from the Bajaur Collection of Kharoṣṭhī fragments. Fragment 01 is the Gāndhārī version of sūtra known in the Pāli as the ... More


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