Warrior Ascetics in Indian History

  title={Warrior Ascetics in Indian History},
  author={D. Lorenzen},
  journal={Journal of the American Oriental Society},
  • D. Lorenzen
  • Published 1978
  • History
  • Journal of the American Oriental Society
tanate. The earlier existence of violent conflict between kings and temples is documented for Kashmir in the Rdjatarangini. The basis of this conflict was in large measure economic. Under Muslim rule this economic conflict continued but was also given religious sanction. This seems to have altered the situation sufficiently to provoke the creation of military orders of ascetics. Even so, these orders became politically significant only after the collapse of the Mughal Empire, and more… Expand
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