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by Johannes Bronkhorst. Translated from the French by Michael S. Allen and Rajam Raghunathan. Revised and with a new appendix
This book explores the conviction shared by almost all Indian philosophers regarding the close connection between language and reality. It shows that the main currents of Indian philosophy can be understood as answers to a problem that this conviction entailed.
Drawing on a large corpus of cross-disciplinary evidence, this book sheds light on the life of the Aurangabad caves and offers new interpretations on the development of Buddhist art and practice in the region, from the diffusion of early rock-cut monasteries to the advent of Mahayana and the ...
Dirk H.A. Kolff
The core of the book consists of superbly-detailed studies of how, on a frontier of colonial India, village leaders, Indian policemen and revenue officials, bankers and judges confronted, survived , or profited from the system imposed upon them in 1793.
Fifty-five documents in a western-Himalayan language dealing with land, pilgrimage, legality and temple-economy are presented. They explicate how ‘lesser states’ patronized numerous shrines and the role of Nath-Siddha-ascetics in creating consent-to-rule, and constructing hybridity between the ...
Drawing on textual and art historical sources, this book traces the conceptual and iconographic development of the Indian riverine goddess of knowledge Sarasvati from sometime after 1750 B.C.E. to the seventh century C.E.
Edited by Matthew T. Kapstein and Sam van Schaik
Drawing a wide variety of texts and images from Dunhuang, the six original contributions to this collection advance our understanding of the development of Esoteric Buddhism in late first millennium Tibet and China. Ritual, philosophy, and mortuary practice are among the topics considered.
Stephen C. Berkwitz
This book on vernacular Buddhist histories written in late medieval Sri Lanka demonstrates that narrative representations of the past were designed to effectively constructing new moral communities in translocal spaces.
Edited by Marijke J. Klokke, with an introduction by Jan Fontein
How has ancient India’s incredibly rich literary heritage been visually represented in temples in South and Southeast Asia is the central question of this volume. It discusses theoretical aspects, provides new interpretations, and proposes innovative interpretations through advanced comparative ...
Walter M. Spink
Walter M. Spink
This volume in Brill’s renowned Ajanta series discusses contentious views on Ajanta’s development, the often-dramatic changes in patronage, and the intriguing problem of why Ajanta’s original (Hinayana) caves were not refurbished by the Vakataka. A comprehensive appendix on Ajanta inscriptions ...
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