mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU mkapstei at UCHICAGO.EDU
Sat Feb 23 07:44:25 UTC 2008

I recall seeing the term bhUmicchidra in Licchavi period
inscriptions from Nepal, but I do not have the precise
references at my immediate disposal. The Arthazaastra of 
course treats the matter to some extent. Both would
be well in advance of your 10th c. reference.

Matthew T. Kapstein
Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies
The University of Chicago Divinity School

Directeur d'études
Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris

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