The chapter

  author = {Karl-Heinz Golzio},
  title = {Zur Datierung des Kuṣāṇa-Königs Kaniṣka I},
  booktitle = {Bauddhasāhityastabakāvalī: Essays and Studies on Buddhist Sansrkti
    Literature Dedicated to Claus Vogel by Colleagues, Students, and Friends},
  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 Bracey).  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
Department of South Asia, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies,
University of Vienna,
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1090 Vienna, Austria
Adjunct Professor,
Division of Health and Humanities,
St. John's Research Institute, Bangalore, India.
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On 13 September 2012 10:53, Francois Voegeli <> 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