SOAS University of London

SOAS South Asia Institute

Asia Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries will examine the cultural constitution and configuration of the centres of political power, map how Sanskrit, Prakrit and Pali – the languages of political and religious discourse – came to be used across Asia, and analyse how temples, monastic organisations and landed estates emerged as autonomous socio-economic institutions with stable endowments. For more information on Beyond Boundaries, please visit the project homepage

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Aspects of Royal Ideology in the Buddhist Vinayas

Dr Vincent Tournier (SOAS, University of London)

This literature shows a clear tendency towards appropriating the values and imaginary of the ruling and the brahmanical classes.

9 May 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, B202, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM