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Title: Dating and placing early Saiva texts through prasadalaksana : a study of prasadalaksana material in six early Saiva texts : the Brhatkalottara Mahatantra; the Nisvase Mahatantre Pratisthatantra, also titled the Devyamata; the Kiranagama; the Mohacurottara Pratisthatantra; the Mayasamgraha, with its commentary, the Bhavacudamani; and the Brahmayamala Jayadrathadhikara Pingalamata
Author: Mills, Elizabeth
Awarding Body: Oxford University
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2011
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Abstract:
This thesis contains a critical edition and annotated translation of previously unpublished prdsddalaksana material contained in six early Saiva texts: the Brhatkdlottara Mahdtantra; the Nisvdse Mahdtantre Pratisthatantra, also titled the Devydmata; the Kirandgama; the Mohacurottara Pratisthdtantra; the Mayasamgraha; and the Brahmaydmala Jayadrathddhikdra Pingalamata. An edition of the commentary to the Mayasamgraha, the Bhdvaciiddmani is supplied, without translation. The introduction gives an account of the design and building procedures taught in the texts, to prepare the reader for the ensuing material, and concludes with an analysis of the ways in which the texts may be dated and placed from their building instructions. The introductory argument is accompanied by explanatory figures, tables and photographic plates. The six text editions and annotated translations then follow. Each text is introduced with a description of the sources consulted, a stemma and a list of contents. Finally, the appendices comprise a glossary, a complete list of bhiuasamkhyds used in the texts, and a bibliography.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.552772  DOI: Not available
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