Re: [INDOLOGY] Brāhmī in Sri Lanka
a.murugaiyan at wanadoo.fr
Fri Sep 11 08:54:54 UTC 2020
Please find the pdf enclosed.
Le 11/09/2020 à 09:37, Tieken, H.J.H. a écrit :
> Dear Murugaiyan,
> Thank you very much for the reference.Unfortunately, the issue in
> question of the Indian Historical Review is not available here, not is
> possible to access the volume of 2017 electronically. Do you or
> someone else on the list happen to have a pdf?
> Herman Tieken
> Stationsweg 58
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> The Netherlands
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> website: hermantieken.com <http://hermantieken.com/>
> *Van:* a.murugaiyan <a.murugaiyan at wanadoo.fr>
> *Verzonden:* donderdag 10 september 2020 22:32:06
> *Aan:* Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan; Tieken, H.J.H.; indology
> *Onderwerp:* Re: [INDOLOGY] Brāhmī in Sri Lanka
> Dear Colleagues,
> There is also a review by Dilip K. Chakrabarti on K. Rajan's book:
> "K. Rajan, Early Writing System: A Journey from Graffiti to Brahmi.
> Pandya Nadu Centre for Archaeological Research, 2015, XXII + 439 pp.,
> `2290 (Hardback).
> DOI: 10.1177/0376983617694685"
> Best regards
> Le 10/09/2020 à 19:50, Sudalaimuthu Palaniappan via INDOLOGY a écrit :
>> In this lecture at Harvard University in 2016, Prof. Nayanjot Lahiri
>> seems to support Rajan’s dates.
>> *From: *Sudalaimuthu Palaniappant <palaniappa at aol.com>
>> *Date: *Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 12:47 PM
>> *To: *"Tieken, H.J.H." <H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl>, Indology
>> List <indology at list.indology.info>
>> *Subject: *Re: [INDOLOGY] Brāhmī in Sri Lanka
>> Dear Herman,
>> Have you looked at the discussion of Tamil Brahmi inscriptions in K.
>> Rajan’s “Early Writing System: A Journey from Graffiti to Brahmi”,
>> Pandya Nadu Centre for Historical Research, Madurai, 2015? See pp.
>> 404-405. Table 8.2 on p. 407 has six pot sherds with Tamil Brahmi
>> dated between 4^th to 6^th century BCE.
>> Rajan states on p. 400, “The close observations of Damiḻi
>> (Tamiḻ-Brāhmī) and Sri Lankan Brāhmī (Prakrit-Brāhmī) suggest they
>> had close relations with each other in terms of paleography, probably
>> due to geographical proximity, than the Aśokan-Brāhmī.”
>> *From: *INDOLOGY <indology-bounces at list.indology.info> on behalf of
>> Indology List <indology at list.indology.info>
>> *Reply-To: *"Tieken, H.J.H." <H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl>
>> *Date: *Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 5:17 AM
>> *To: *Indology List <indology at list.indology.info>
>> *Subject: *[INDOLOGY] Brāhmī in Sri Lanka
>> Dear List members,
>> In "Pasage to India? Anuradhapura and the Early Use of the Brahmi
>> Script" (Cambridge Archaeological Journal 6/1 (1996), pp.
>> 73-97) Coningham et al. conclude that the Brāhmī script was used on
>> Sri Lanka by traders at least a century earlier than in "India" by
>> Aśoka. His dating of the inscribed pottery shreds in question is
>> based on the radiocarbon method. In fact, a large part of the article
>> is dedicated to a discussion of this method. What I would like to
>> know is if there has been a reaction to Coningham's conclusions.
>> Salomon (1998) does not discuss them and von Hinüber (1990) and Falk
>> (1993) could not.
>> With kind regards, Herman Tieken
>> Herman Tieken
>> Stationsweg 58
>> 2515 BP Den Haag
>> The Netherlands
>> 00 31 (0)70 2208127
>> website: hermantieken.com <http://hermantieken.com/>
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