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Hinduism and Buddhism: Modern Period
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Buddhism flourished in India for more than 15 hundred years. It gradually disappeared from the areas that today are defined by the modern nation of India, with its final disappearance probably from around the 12th century CE. During these more than 15 hundred years, Buddhist and Hindu traditions influenced …

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Jacobsen, Knut A., “Hinduism and Buddhism: Modern Period”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Editor-in-Chief Associate Editors Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 21 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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