Dates of Vaasi.ska

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at GMAIL.COM
Thu Sep 13 15:24:53 UTC 2012

The chapter

  author = {Karl-Heinz Golzio},
  title = {Zur Datierung des Kuṣāṇa-Königs Kaniṣka I},
  booktitle = {Bauddhasāhityastabakāvalī: Essays and Studies on Buddhist
    Literature Dedicated to Claus Vogel by Colleagues, Students, and
  year = {2008},
  pages = {79--91},
  editor = {Dragomir Dimitrov and Michael Hahn and Roland Steiner},
  publisher = {Indica et Tibetica Verlag},
  address = {Marburg},

was recently brought to my attention by my colleague Philipp Maas.  Golzio
surveys the early work on the problem of K's date, and also discusses the
key findings arising from the discovery of the Rabatak inscription and its
interpretation by Joe Cribb and others (incl. Sims-Williams and Salomon),
and the reinterpretation of the colophon of the Yavanajataka by Harry Falk
(Golzio refers also to the challenge to Falk's view articulated by
On p.89, Golzio sketches the remaining problems that surround the dating of
Vāsiṣka, that sits uncomfortably in contradiction to several sources.


Dr Dominik Wujastyk
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On 13 September 2012 10:53, Francois Voegeli <francois.voegeli at>wrote:

> Dear All,
> Could anyone send me the exact or approximate dates of the rule of the
> Ku.sana king Vaasi.ska, with some bibliographical references on this date.
> More generally: what is the more up-to-date work on the chronology of the
> Ku.sanas.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Dr François Voegeli
> Senior FNS Researcher
> Institut d'Archéologie et des Sciences de l'Antiquité
> Anthropole, bureau 4018
> Faculté des Lettres
> Université de Lausanne
> CH-1015 Lausanne

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