Making Land Sacred: Inscriptional Evidence for Buddhist Kings and Brahman Priests in Medieval Bengal1

@article{Fleming2013MakingLS,
  title={Making Land Sacred: Inscriptional Evidence for Buddhist Kings and Brahman Priests in Medieval Bengal1},
  author={B. Fleming},
  journal={Numen},
  year={2013},
  volume={60},
  pages={559-585}
}
  • B. Fleming
  • Published 2013
  • Sociology
  • Numen
  • AbstractIn research on premodern South Asia, land-grant inscriptions have typically been mined for historical and geographical data. This article suggests that copperplate land-grant inscriptions may also provide an overlooked source of evidence for ideas about sacred space within and between South Asian religions. It focuses on inscriptions recording the granting of land by Buddhist kings to Brahman priests in medieval Bengal, and it hones in on the literary, oral, ritual, and performative… CONTINUE READING
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