Education in Ancient India - Handbook of Oriental Studies

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Education in Ancient India - Handbook of Oriental Studies

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Education in Ancient India

HARTMUT SCHARFE

BRILL

EDUCATION IN ANCIENT INDIA

HANDBOOK OF ORIENTAL STUDIES
HANDBUCH DER ORIENTALISTIK SECTION TWO

INDIA INDIEN
EDITED BY

J. BRONKHORST

VOLUME SIXTEEN EDUCATION IN ANCIENT INDIA

EDUCATION IN ANCIENT INDIA
BY

HARTMUT SGHARFE

BRILL LEIDEN • BOSTON • KOLN 2002

This book is printed on acid-free paper. On the cover: A Jain Sermon : painting from Sirohi (Rajasthan), circa 1650-1675 (Los Angeles County Museum of Art, from the Nasli and Alice Heeramaneck Collection, Museum Associates Purchase).

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Scharfe, Hartmut. Education in ancient India / by Hartmut Scharfe. p. cm. — (Handbook of oriental studies. Section two, India = Handbuch der Orientalistik. Indien ; v. 16.) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 9004125566 1. Education—India—History. 2. Education, Ancient—India. I. Title. II. Handbuch der Orientalistik. Zweite Abteilung, Indien ; 16. Bd. LA36 .838 2002 370'.954—dc211 2002018456

Die Deutsche Bibliothek - CIP-Einheitsaufnahme Scharfe, Hartmut :

Education in ancient India / by Hartmut Scharfe. - Leiden ; Boston ; Koln : Brill, 2002 (Handbuch der Orientalistik : Abt. '2, Indien ; Bd. 16 ) ISBN 90-04-12556-6

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CONTENTS Chapter 1: Education as a Topic Chapter 2: The Oral...