age of the purANas

McComas Taylor mccomas.taylor at ANU.EDU.AU
Mon May 7 03:54:03 UTC 2007

Dear Colleagues

Is it fair to say that the scholarly consensus is that the purANas took 
their current form between 500-1000 CE?

Our library's copy of Rocher's book on the purANas has gone west, so I 
cannot check it.

With thanks in advance


Dr McComas Taylor
Head, South Asia Centre
Faculty of Asian Studies
The Australian National University

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