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How the Brahmins Won : From Alexander to the Guptas (Hardcover) (Johannes Bronkhorst)

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Having described in two previous books how the culture of the eastern parts of the Ganges Valley, and then Buddhism were absorbed into Brahmanism, Bronkhorst here explains how the Brahmins managed it. He traces how a movement in danger of extinction during the last centuries before the Common Era developed into one that in less than a millennium succeeded in imposing its imprint on the Indian subcontinent and much of Southeastern Asia without the help of a conquering army or an all-powerful empire. Nor could religious conversion play a role, he points out, because one could not convert to Brahmanism. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Number of Pages: 572.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: History
Language: English
Series Title: Handbook of Oriental Studies
Book format: Hardcover
Pricing Code - MMBV: X
Author: Johannes Bronkhorst
Publisher - MMBV: Brill Academic Pub
Street Date: March 31, 2016
TCIN: 51137213
UPC: 9789004315198
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-0479

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