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Journal of the Asiatic Society 1951 Letters


He thus gave the year of the Bharata battle as 950 B. C. He ignored (1) the positive statement of the Puranas that the dynastic list had mention only of the most important names of the kings of the Brhadratha dynasty. [...] He also ignored (2) the two interregnum periods from the extinction of the Magadha kings to the rise of the Pradyotas of Avanti again from the extinction of the Pradyotas to the rise of the 6igunitgas of Magadha. [...] the main doctrine of the Upanisads) is fundamentally opposed to the Vedic cult of the gods and the Brihmanical system of ritual' (Religion and Philosophy of the Upanisads p. 21). [...] Because the Upanisads declare that the aim of life is the attainment of salvation through the knowledge of Brahman the western scholars have concluded that the authors of the Upanisads! did not believe in the efficacy of sacrifices in securing heaven. [...] R. D. Ranado of the Allahabad University writes : The spirit of Upanisads is on the other hand barring a few exceptions here and there entirely antagonistic to the sacrificial doctrine of the Briihmanas.' (Costructive Survey of Upanisadic Philosophy p. 6.) The Upaniaads require the performance of sacrifices for the purification of the mind.
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The Dānavas in the Mahābhārata
177-184 P. C. Sengupta view
The Upanisads and Vedic Sacrifices
185-190 Basanta Chattopadhyaya view
The Phonemes of Tibetan (U-Tsang Dialect) with a Practical Romanized Orthography for Tibetan-Speaking Readers
191-216 P. M. Miller view
Shadipur Inscription of Sultan Ghiyasuddin Mahmud Shah
217-218 N. B. Roy view
The Worship of Dharma in Assam
219-224 Maheswar Neog view
Some Phonetical Characteristics of the Rāmāyana
225-240 Nilmadhav Sen view
241-244 Anantalal Thakur view
Angul Copper-Plate of Dharmamahādevi
245-ii Priyatosh Banerjee view
A Note on an Unpublished Visnu Image from Kasmira
251-i Sunil Ray view
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