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Epistolary Literature
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According to our present knowledge, it was only in the 3rd century bce, during Aśokaʼs reign, that writing began in India. Therefore, letters could not have been written earlier …

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Siglinde Dietz, “Epistolary Literature”, in: Encyclopedia of Buddhism Online, Editor-in-Chief: Consulting Editors: Jonathan A. Silk, Oskar von Hinüber, Vincent Eltschinger. Consulted online on 14 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2467-9666_enbo_COM_0064>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20151231

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