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Buddhist Manuscripts from Gandhāra: Birch Bark, Brahmans, Bits and Bytes

This lecture will give an overview of the currently known corpus of Gāndhārī manuscripts and discuss how they are being preserved, studied and published in both print and digital editions. The lecture also will take as an example and discuss in detail a Gāndhārī commentary on early Buddhist verses now preserved in the British Library.

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On Cāntisirī: Buddhism and Brahmanism amongst the Ikṣvākus

Prof. Alice Collett (University of St. Andrews) will introduce the Ikṣvākus and life in their ancient city, then discuss the seeming interplay of Buddhism and Brahmanism within the life of Cāntisirī, a royal Ikṣvāku woman.

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