Re: [INDOLOGY] jambudvīpa

Dipak Bhattacharya dipak.d2004 at
Tue Feb 23 15:41:11 UTC 2016

The term jambudipasi occues in the Northern Minor Rock Edict I, line 2

On Tue, Feb 23, 2016 at 6:53 PM, Olivelle, J P <jpo at>

> I got a query from a scholar not on the list regarding the term jambudvīpa
> for the Indian subcontinent. When is it first attested in the literature,
> Sanskrit or Prakrit? If anyone has an answer, she would be grateful. With
> best wishes,
> Patrick
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