Jainism; or, the Early Faith of Asoka

  title={Jainism; or, the Early Faith of Asoka},
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THIS is a book which will be of great interest to orientalists and students of the science of religion and is likely to occasion a good deal of controversy. It embodies two articles published by the author in the Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, the first of which endeavours to show that the Greek monograms on Bactrian coins represent dates, the hundreds being omitted in imitation of the Hindu loka kala, or as when we write '77 for 1877. The dates, Mr. Thomas thinks, refer to the Seleucid… Expand