Aggregated Inscriptions

The Kuṣāṇa Donative Inscriptions project applies an analysis of donative formulae to compare epigraphs composed in the Gāndhārī language and Kharoṣṭhī script with those in Epigraphical Hybrid Sanskrit (EHS) in the Brāhmī script during the Kuṣāṇa period, ca. 50-320 CE. The information contained in these epigraphs provides crucial information about the religious, political, social, and …

Cubed Inscriptions

The Gāndhārī Relic Inscriptions project has commenced publishing an initial tranche of draft inscriptions. These digital publications are notable in that they are the first examples of ‘cubed texts’. Our Text Cubing methodology encapsulates and exposes the scholarly history of a text. An initial reference edition (often from a catalogue published in the 1920’s) is …

ABC Radio Interview – May 2019

Dr. Mark Allon, Senior Lecturer of South Asian Buddhist Studies at University of Sydney and academic lead of the Gāndhārī Buddhist Texts project, was recently interviewed by ABC radio in a piece called “The ancient communities of Gandhara and their priceless Buddhist manuscripts.” For an up-to-date discussion of the historical and cultural implications of recent …