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Gandharan Buddhist Texts | Gandharan Studies
The Gandhāran Buddhist Texts series presents text editions and studies of early Buddhist birch-bark scrolls in the Gāndhārī language, dating from about the first century BCE to the third century CE. These manuscripts, discovered in the ancient region of Gandhāra (modern Pakistan and Afghanistan), provide unprecedented insight into the early history of Buddhism as it was transmitted from India to Central Asia and China on its way to becoming a world religion. At the same time, as the earliest preserved manuscripts from South Asia, they are invaluable primary sources for the linguistic and literary history of the region.
Series editors: Stefan Baums, Ingo Strauch, and Richard G. Salomon
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Three Early Mahāyāna Treatises from Gandhāra
Bajaur Kharoṣṭhī Fragments 4, 6, and 11
The Gandhāran birch-bark scrolls preserve the earliest remains of Buddhist literature known today and provide unprecedented insights into the history of Buddhism. This volume presents three manuscripts from the Bajaur Collection (BC), a group of...
ISBN: 9780295750736more details
Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara
The British Library Kharosthi Fragments
As the Dead Sea scrolls have changed our understanding of Judaism and early Christianity, so a set of twenty-nine scrolls recently acquired by the British Library promise to provide a window into a crucial phase...
ISBN: 9780295977690more details
A New Version of the Gandhari Dharmapada and a Collection of Previous-Birth Stories
British Library Kharosthi Fragments 16 + 25
This volume continues the detailed examination of the British Library Kharosthi scrolls--extremely fragile and brittle fragments of manuscript on birch-bark rolls. Although their provenance is uncertain, there are strong indications that they came from Hadda...
ISBN: 9780295983080more details
Two Gandhari Manuscripts of the "Songs of Lake Anavatapta" (Anavatapta-gatha)
British Library Kharosthi Fragment 1 and Senior Scroll 14
This fifth volume in the Gandharan Buddhist Texts series (GBT) presents two fragmentary manuscripts of the poem "Songs of Lake Anavatapta." Previously known from versions in Sanskrit, Pali, Tibetan, and Chinese, the two recently discovered...
ISBN: 9780295989051more details
British Library Kharosthi Fragments 1-3 and 21 and Supplementary Fragments A-C
The Gandharan Buddhist Texts series presents editions, translations, and studies of the British Library’s unique collection of Buddhist manuscripts in the Gandhari language, dating from the first century AD. Gandharan Avadanas features editions and studies...
ISBN: 9780295990132more details
Three Gandhari Ekottarikagama-Type Sutras
British Library Kharosthi Fragments 12 and 14
Three Gandhari Ekottarikagama-Type Sutras continues the Gandharan Buddhist Texts studies of the first-century A.D. birch bark scrolls in the British Library's Kharosthi manuscript collection. It describes the text found on two fragments which constitute the...
ISBN: 9780295981857more details
A Gandhari Version of the Rhinoceros Sutra
British Library Kharosthi Fragment 5B
Prominent in several Buddhist traditions, the Rhinoceros Sutra espouses the virtues of solitude, explaining the dangers of attachments, prescribing a solitary spiritual life, and discussing the nature of friends and friendship. British Library Fragment 5B...
ISBN: 9780295980355more details
Four Gandhari Samyuktagama Sutras
Senior Kharosthi Fragment 5
Four Gandhari Samyuktagama Sutras continues the study of Gandharan Buddhist texts and is the first investigation of a scroll from the Senior Collection of Kharosthi manuscripts. The Senior Collection, which is named after its owner,...
ISBN: 9780295987729more details