This is the first study to systematically confront the question how Brahmanism, which was geographically limited and under threat during the final centuries BCE, transformed itself and spread all over South and Southeast Asia. Brahmanism spread over this vast area without the support of an empire, without the help of conquering armies, and without the intermediary of religious missionaries. This phenomenon has no parallel in world history, yet shaped a major portion of the surface of the earth for a number of centuries. This book focuses on the formative period of this phenomenon, roughly between Alexander and the Guptas.
In Pakistan's northwest, a sequence of temples built between the sixth and the tenth centuries provides a missing chapter in the evolution of the Hindu temple in South Asia. Combining some elements from Buddhist architecture in Gandharā with the symbolically powerful curvilinear Nāgara tower formulated in the early post-Gupta period, this group stands as an independent school of that pan-Indic form, offering new evidence for its creation and original variations in the four centuries of its existence. Drawing on recent archaeology undertaken by the Pakistan Heritage Society as well as scholarship from the Encyclopaedia of Indian Temple Architecture project, this volume finally allows the Salt Range and Indus temples to be integrated with the greater South Asian tradition.
monuments—some now hidden in the soil—bear witness to the Guptaperiod and later historic times. 1 Because the area provides excellent constructional sandstone, intensive opencast mining threatens the remains, only the most prominent of which are under protection. An inscription of the time of Kumāragupta
The contributions to this liber amicorum extend over the whole range of Indian civilisation. The contents are arranged into two sections. In the first part those articles are brought together which bear upon the earlier stages of Indian history or upon the reconstruction of a certain epoch. The contents of this section, which, in historical terms, span the period from the Indus civilisation up to medieval times, include several fine pieces of textual analysis. The second section contains contributions on the more recent history of South Asia alongside articles that examine ancient features which have persisted till the present day.
Part 1: 'Ritual and State from the Earliest History': H.T. Bakker, H.W.A. Blezer, H.W. Bodewitz, R.N. Dandekar, W. Doniger, E.C.L. During Caspers, T.Y. Elizarenkova, H. Falk, S. Gupta, F.B.J. Kuiper, H. Kulke, A. Lubotsky, M. Nihom, G. Oberhammer, M.S. Oort, A. Parpola, H. Scharfe, H.-P. Schmidt, D.D. Shulman, H.J. Tieken, P.C. Verhagen, and A. Wezler.
Part 2: 'Ritual and History up to the Present': S. Bayly, J. Brouwer, H.M. de Bruin, J.G. de Casparis, S.N. Eisenstadt and H. Hartmann, A. Hiltebeitel, A.W. van den Hoek, R.B. Inden, D.H.A. Kolff, D. Kooiman, A.G. Menon and G.H. Schokker, R. Rocher, J.F. Staal, G. Toffin, K.W. van der Veen, P.T. van der Veer, R.J. Zwi Werblowsky, A. Wink, and M. Witzel.
as adherents of their religion, beginning with a few sporadic data from the period between the Maurya and Gupta empires and then increasing to a flood from the fifth century ad onwards, when Śaivism emerges as the dominant faith of the Indian subcontinent and large parts of Southeast Asia. They
register. This consists of four concentric rims which supplant the neck. On the lowest of the four rims the letters of an inscription in Gupta-Brāhmī can be seen. A first short report was published by J. Prinsep, 1 together with a drawing of the mask by General A. Court, lithographed by Prinsep 2 himself
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