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By Hirakawa Akira, Paul Groner

ISBN-10: 0585320683

ISBN-13: 9780585320687

ISBN-10: 0824812034

ISBN-13: 9780824812034

This finished and distinct survey of the 1st six centuries of Indian Buddhism sums up the result of a life of examine and mirrored image by means of considered one of Japan's most famous students of Buddhism. hoping on Pali and Sanskrit resources and on inscriptions from archaeological websites and chinese language translations of Indian texts, Hirakawa balances his assessment of early Buddhist doctrinal improvement with vast dialogue of historic historical past and the evolution of Buddhist associations. The inclusion of eastern and Western language bibliographies including an in depth bibliographic essay by way of the translator may still make this quantity specially necessary as an advent to a wide corpus of eastern scholarship on Buddhism that's nonetheless now not widely recognized within the West.

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Urns of Tinnevelly they may may be be Dravidian . than Dravidian, or earlier . The . grammatical structure of language sepulchral is evidence of the to be relied on as a clearly distinctive mark of a population, but, from this point of view, it appears that there are more signs of the great lapse of time than of previous populations. grammar of the South of India The exclusively Dravidian, is and bears no trace of ever having been anything else. The hill, forest, and Pariah tribes use the Dravidian forms of grammar and inflection in .

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Are figured a series of triangles represent- ing (natural size) the maxima, minima, and average nasal indices of Brahmans of Madras city (belonging to the poorer classes), Tamil Paraiyans, and Paniyans. is obviously far less There connection between the Brahman minimum and the Paraiyan maximum than between the Brahman and Paraiyan maxima and the Paniyan average and the frequent occurrence of high nasal many ing from short, broad noses, in accounted for. Sir Alfred indices, result- classes has to be somewhere Lyall refers to the gradual Brahmanising of the aboriginal non-Arayan, or casteless tribes.

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