Yajna Sri Satkarni

Klaus Karttunen Klaus.Karttunen at HELSINKI.FI
Thu Jun 24 09:29:43 UTC 1999

Dear Colleagues

J. G. Walser asked about the date of the Satavahana king Satakarni. A have
not collected references to him, but as his date is bound to that of
Nahapana and as Nahapana is mostly identified with king Manbanes (or
Manbanos) of the Periplus (and Satakarni with Saraganes), I can offer
following references from my Periplus and Ksatrapa files:

Altekar, A. S. "The date of Nahapana", XVI All-India Oriental Conference,
Lucknow 1951, Vol. 2, L. 1955, 194-202.
Bakhle, V. S. "Satavahanas and the contemporary Ksatrapas", Journal of the
Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 14, 1928 (not seen by myself).
Banerji, Rakhaldas, "Nahapana and the Saka Era", Journal of the Royal
Asiatic Society 1917, 273-289 & 1925, 1-19.
Boyer, A. M. "Nahapana et l'ère Çaka", Journal asiatique 9:10, 1897, 120-151.
Cribb, Joe, "Numismatic Evidence for the Date of the 'Periplus'", Indian
Numismatics, History, Art and Culture. Essays in honour of Dr. P. L. Gupta.
Delhi 1992, 131-145.
Fussman, G. "Le Périple et l'histoire politique de l'Inde", Journal
asiatique 279, 1991, 31-38 (claims that Manbanes is not Nahapana).
Gokhale, Shobhana, "Two lead coins of gautamiputra Yajnasri Satakarni from
the British Museum", Journal of the Numismatic Society of India 46, 1984,
Ghosh, Hari Charan, "The chronology of the Western Ksatrapas and the
Andhras", Indian Historical Quarterly 6, 1930 (not seen by myself).
Jayaswal, K. P. "Problems of Saka-Satavahana History", Journal of the
Bombay Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society 16, 1930 (not seen by myself).
Lévi, Sylvain, "Kaniska et Satavahana, deux Þgures symboliques de l'Inde au
Ier siècle", Journal asiatique 228, 1936, 61-121.
MacDowall, David W. "The early Western Satraps and the date of the
Periplus", Numismatic Chronicle 7:4, 1964, 271-280.
Majumdar, R. C. "The date of Chashtana", Journal of the Asiatic Society of
Bengal N.S. 10, 1914, 223-226.
------ "The date of the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea", Indian Historical
Quarterly 38, 1962, 89-97.
Maricq, André, "The Date of Kaniska", A. L. Basham (ed.), Papers on the
Date of Kaniska, submitted to the Conference on the Date of Kaniska,
London, 20-22 April, 1960. Australian National University, Centre of
Oriental Studies, Oriental Monograph Series 4, Leiden 1968, 179-199.
Mirashi, V. V. "The Date of nahapana", Journal of Indian History 43, 1965,
Palmer, J. A. B. "Periplus maris Erythraei: The Indian evidence as to the
date", Classical Quarterly 41, 1947, 137-140.
Pauli, Fritz, "Nahapana / Manban.s vor 78 n.Chr.? Ein epigraphischer
Neufund aus Indien und seine Bedeutung für die antike
Südasien-Chronologie", Studien zur alten Geschichte. Siegfried Lauffer Š
dargebracht. Rome 1986, 743-753.
Quagliotti, A. M. "Note sulla cronologia degli Saka e degli Satavahana (la
grotta 3 di Nasik)", Rivista degli Studi Orientali 56, 1982 (1985), 75-113.
Ray, Himanshu Prabha, Monastery and Guild. Commerce under the
Sa¯tava¯hanas. Delhi 1986.
Salomon, Richard,  "The Ksatrapas and Mahaksatrapas of India", Wiener
Zeitschrift zur Kunde Süd-Asiens 18, 1974, 5-25.
Sastri, K. A. Nilakanta, "The Later Satavahanas and the Sakas", Journal of
the Royal Asiatic Society 1926, 643-665
Sircar, D. C. "The date of the Periplus", Indian Historical Quarterly 38,
1962, 138-142.
Thomas, F. W. "Sandanes, Nahapnna, Castana and Kaniska: Tung-li, P'an-ch'i
and Chinese Turkistan", New Indian Antiquary 7, 1944, 81-100.
Wilson, C. R. "Proposed identification of the name of an Andhra King in the
Periplus", Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 73, 1904, 272f.

I have left out all studies earlier than Boyer (1897) as well as those
discussing the date of the Periplus mainly on South Arabian evidence.



Klaus Karttunen
Institute for Asian and African Studies
Box 59, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
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