The Relation of Early Buddhism in Northeast South Asia with Buddhism in Areas of Burma

A talk by Dr. Arlo Griffiths (Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient, Jakarta)

Monday, April 07, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Dodd 275

The talk focuses on Arakan, a region of Burma (Myanmar) that borders on Bangladesh.  The talk presents some new Sanskrit inscriptions from Arakan and discusses some of their salient features.  The paper asks if the Arakan corpus of inscriptions may be regarded as integral to the epigraphical and Buddhist culture of northeastern South Asia or does it represent a specifically Arakanese cultural identity.

Cost : Free and open to the public

Sponsor(s): Center for Buddhist Studies, Program in Indo-European Studies

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