Some Early Authorities Cited by Tajika Authors
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In comparison with the spread of Perso-Arabic astrological traditions into medieval Europe, the Indian reception of the same knowledge systems, known in Sanskrit as tajika-'sastra, has received little scholarly attention.. e present article attempts to shed some light on the history of the transmission of tajika-'sastra by examining the statements of Sanskrit authors about their earliest non-Indian sources. In particular, the identities of five traditionally cited authorities-Yavana, Khindhi, Hillaja, Khattakhutta and Romaka-are discussed on the basis of text-internal, historical and linguistic evidence.
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Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Centre for Theology and Religious Studies (015017000)