Four avadanas from the Gilgit manuscripts
The present work is a study of the avadanas preserved in the Gilgit Manuscripts which are supposed to be of the 5th-6th century A.D. In chapter I of the introduction I have classified these Gilgit avadanas as belonging to the earliest stage in the history of Avadana literature, when an attempt was made, to compile an avadana collection by selecting materials from Vinaya literature. In the following chapters a brief account of four avadanas and their manuscripts is given. The edition of...[Show more]
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