Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanism / by Johannes Bronkhorst.

This book deals with the confrontation of Buddhism and Brahmanism in India. Both depended on support from the royal court, but Buddhism had less to offer in return than Brahmanism. Buddhism developed in a manner to make up for this.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Bronkhorst, Johannes, 1946-
Format: eBook
Published: Leiden : Brill, 2011.
Series:Handbuch der Orientalistik. Indien ; 24. Bd.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface; Chapter One Introduction: Buddhism Before the New Brahmanism; 1.1 The Original Context; 1.2 Interactions; 1.3 Imperial Help; Chapter Two Brahmanism; 2.1 The New Brahmanism; 2.2 The Spread of Sanskrit; 2.3 The Brahmanical Colonization of the Past; 2.4 The Brahmanization of Borrowed Features; Chapter Three Buddhism Confronted with Brahmanism; 3.1 A Courtly Challenge; 3.2 Science and Religion in Classical India; 3.3 A New Language; Appendix to Chapter 3.3: Jainism, Mathura and Sanskrit; 3.4 Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit, the Original Language
  • 3.5 Buddhism Sanskritized, Buddhism Brahmanized3.6 Philosophical Encounters; 3.7 The Relics of the Buddha; Relic Worship; What Happened to the Body of the Buddha?; Appendix to chapter 3.7: What happened to Mahavira's body?; 3.8 Adjustment to Political Reality; References; Abbreviations; Index