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Archaeology of Religion in South Asia
Archaeology of Religion in South Asia
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Archaeology of Religion in South Asia

Buddhist, Brahmanical and Jaina Religious Centres in Bihar and Bengal, c. AD 600–1200
Birendra Nath Prasad
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Archaeology of Religion in South Asia

Buddhist, Brahmanical and Jaina Religious Centres in Bihar and Bengal, c. AD 600–1200
Birendra Nath Prasad
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In the religious landscape of early medieval (c. AD 600-1200) Bihar and Bengal, poly-religiosity was generally the norm than an exception, which entailed the evolution of complex patterns of inter-religious equations. Buddhism, Brahmanism and Jainism not only coexisted but also competed for social patronage, forcing them to enter into complex interactions with social institutions and processes. Through an analysis of the published archaeological data, this work explores some aspects of the social history of Buddhist, Brahmanical and Jaina temples and shrines, and Buddhist st?pas and monasteries in early medieval Bihar and Bengal. This archaeological history of religions questions many 'established' textual reconstructions, and enriches our understanding of the complex issue of the decline of Buddhism in this area.

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Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Year
2021
ISBN
9781000416756
Topic
Theology & Religion
Subtopic
Buddhism
Edition
1

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