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Some Early Authorities Cited by Tajika Authors

Gansten, Martin LU (2012) In Indo-Iranian Journal 55(4). p.307-319
Abstract
In comparison with the spread of Perso-Arabic astrological traditions into medieval Europe, the Indian reception of the same knowledge systems, known in Sanskrit as tajika-'sastra, has received little scholarly attention.. e present article attempts to shed some light on the history of the transmission of tajika-'sastra by examining the statements of Sanskrit authors about their earliest non-Indian sources. In particular, the identities of five traditionally cited authorities-Yavana, Khindhi, Hillaja, Khattakhutta and Romaka-are discussed on the basis of text-internal, historical and linguistic evidence.
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tajika, astrology, jyotisa, jyotihsastra, Hayanaratna, Samarasimha
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Indo-Iranian Journal
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55
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4
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307 - 319
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Springer
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1572-8536
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10.1163/001972412X620385
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English
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  author       = {Gansten, Martin},
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  keyword      = {tajika,astrology,jyotisa,jyotihsastra,Hayanaratna,Samarasimha},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {307--319},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Indo-Iranian Journal},
  title        = {Some Early Authorities Cited by Tajika Authors},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/001972412X620385},
  volume       = {55},
  year         = {2012},
}