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The Buddha and the Sahibs


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The Buddha and the Sahibs - Allen, Charles
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Today there are many Buddhists in the West, but for 2000 years the Buddha's teachings were unknown outside Asia. It was not until the late 18th century, when Sir William Oriental Jones, a British judge in India, broke through the Brahmin's prohibition on learning their sacred language. Sanskrit, that clues about the origins of a religion quite distinct from Hinduism began to be deciphered from inscriptions on pillars and rocks. This study tells the story of the search that followed, as evidence mounted that countries as ...

The Buddha and the Sahibs 2018, John Murray Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780719554285

Revised edition