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Sims-Williams, Nicholas (2023) 'Metrical passages in the Khotanese Saṃghāṭa-sūtra.' Indo-Iranian Journal, 66 (2). pp. 97-126.

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Abstract

The Buddhist Sanskrit Saṃghāṭa-sūtra includes several longer or shorter passages in verse, mostly ślokas. Many though not all of these verse passages also appear in metrical form in the Khotanese version, which makes use of all three of the metres known from the longest Old Khotanese poem, the Book of Zambasta. The aim of the present article is to analyse these metrical passages in order to determine to what extent the treatment of the metres conforms to the practice of the Book of Zambasta. The relevant passages are therefore presented with a detailed metrical analysis as well as an English translation and brief commentary.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Political Science and International Relations, Linguistics and Language, Philosophy
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies
Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
ISSN: 00197246
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1163/15728536-06602002
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2023 15:57
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/39869

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