Multilingual Inscriptions

Allen W Thrasher athr at LOC.GOV
Fri Apr 30 16:44:23 UTC 2010

As I recall, Shelly Pollock, in "The language of the gods in the world of men," discusses inscriptions in which the background (genealogy etc.) is in Sanskrit, followed by the specific legal transaction in a vernacular.


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