[INDOLOGY] Brahmi in a Babylonian Inscription??

Patrick Olivelle jpo at uts.cc.utexas.edu
Mon Mar 30 15:55:47 UTC 2015

This is not listed in Richard's bibliography.

On Mar 30, 2015, at 10:02 AM, Jonathan Silk <kauzeya at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear Colleagues,
> I have been asked about an article:
> A Line of Brāhmī (?) Script in a Babylonian Contract Tablet 
>  G. V. Bobrinskoy
>  Journal of the American Oriental Society, Vol. 56, No. 1 (Mar., 1936), pp. 86-88 
> I am very far from being a specialist in Brahmi, but I'm not convinced. But I couldn't see that anyone has responded to this article... ever. The date of the tablet is pre-Aśokan, which only makes me more suspicious, but...
> (A quick look through von Hinüber's book on early writing did not show up any reference, nor is there reference in Salomon's inscriptions book).
> jonathan
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