[INDOLOGY] Śākadvīpīya brahmans

Madhav Deshpande mmdesh at umich.edu
Tue Feb 19 06:37:56 EST 2013


By the way, is H. von Stietenkron's PhD, published in 1966 available online
to read or download?

Madhav Deshpande


On Mon, Feb 18, 2013 at 11:10 PM, Dipak Bhattacharya <
dbhattacharya200498 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I have not read Stietencron’s thesis. So I do not know if he referred to
> the older account of the community available in Nagendra Nath Basu’s *Vanger
> j**āt**īya itih**ās* ‘Caste history of Bengal’, Brāhmaṇakhaṇḍa (=Vol.1).
> Basu has other writings on them, in English too, but these require
> corrections and are not dependable.
> Best
> DB
>
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com>
> *To:* indology at list.indology.info
> *Sent:* Tuesday, 19 February 2013 3:05 AM
> *Subject:* Re: [INDOLOGY] Śākadvīpīya brahmans
>
> I've discovered H. von Stietenkron's PhD, published in 1966, and
> Humbach's helpful review of it in the IIJ 12 (1969): 43-7.
>
> Dominik Wujastyk
>
>
>
> On 18 February 2013 22:11, Dominik Wujastyk <wujastyk at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Can anyone point me to some up-to-date information about Śākadvīpīya
> brahmans?  What did it mean to a twelfth to seventeenth-century author to
> identify himself as belonging to a Śākadvīpīya family?  Would such a family
> have retained cultural links to Central Asia and Eastern Iran, to Seistan?
> I would have thought not.  But is there any scholarly exploration of this
> issue?
>
> Many thanks,
> Dominik Wujastyk
>
>
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Madhav M. Deshpande
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