The evolution of the Buddhist rakṣā genre in the light of new evidence from Gandhāra: The *Manasvi-nāgarāja-sūtra from the Bajaur Collection of Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts

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Title
The evolution of the Buddhist rakṣā genre in the light of new evidence from Gandhāra: The *Manasvi-nāgarāja-sūtra from the Bajaur Collection of Kharoṣṭhī Manuscripts
Journal
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
Author(s)
Strauch Ingo
ISSN
0041-977X
1474-0699
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Published
Issued date
2014
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
77
Number
01
Pages
63-84
Language
english
Abstract
This article examines the *Manasvi-nāgarāja-sūtra, a unique text in the rakṣā genre of Buddhist literature dating to the early centuries of the common era. In addition to exploring special features of the vocabulary and meaning of this text, the article places the *Manasvi-nāgarāja-sūtra in the wider context of Buddhist textual and ritual practice in the first, second and third centuries ce.
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