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The Milindapanha and the Lalitavisflira, and the Jaina text the Avassaya. D. The Vaise~ika categories are mentioned in the Caraka Sa",hitti. But difficulties arise when we try to date the VaiJe~ikasatra, traditionally attributed to KaQada, but now believed to have resulted from the efforts of successive generations of philosophers of the same school. Jacobi's preference for a late dating has already been referred to. D. 250 to 300, Masson-Ourse! D. D. might be the most acceptable date for the sutra.

P. ), although references to glass in the Satapatha Brahma1Ja would indicate its use in India at a much earlier period. Other finds at Dharmarajika Stupa (c. ), Ahicchatra (c. D. 100 onwards), Chandravalli (c. ) and Arikamedu (c. ) belong to later periods. Kopia b has also yielded evidence of glass manufacture at the site itself. Chemical analyses of Indian specimens reveal considerable difference from those of contemporary Babylonian, Roman or Chinese glass and point to an indigenous industry.

P. wares imported probably from the Gangetic valley. This Black and Red ware in India was extensive both in space and time, and its full cultural significance is not yet understood. P. phase have been discovered in Prakash IICl and Bahal II towards the close of the chalcolithic period. Another important characteristic of peninsular India as well as of Ceylon is the pit a b (' cl 8 I , h , Ghosh and Panigrahi, pp. 55-59. j JAR, 1962-63. Lal (2), pp. 138-47. k JAR, 1963-64. JAR, 1953-54. l JAR, 1962-63; 1964-65.

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