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This index contains the lis of terms, author names, country names and the concepts that occur in this book titled Buddhism in the Shadow of Brahmanism. Buddhism was strong in philosophical debate, but could not compete with Brahmanism in the services it could provide to the centres of political power, primarily ritual protection and practical advice. Buddhism evolved in both areas, providing practical advice to lay people and rulers from early Mahayana onward, and ritual protection in its Tantric developments. Some of these developments came too late, though, and could not prevent the disappearance of Buddhism from the subcontinent.

Keywords:Brahmanism; Buddhism; philosophical debate



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