Buddhism among Tamils in pre-colonial Tamilakam and Īlam: Prologue. The Pre-Pallava and the Pallava period
Peter Schalk, A. Veluppillai, Irāmaccantiran̲ Nākacāmi
Almqvist & Wiksell, 2002 - Religion - 931 pages
Contents includes written courses pertaining to the study and research on Buddhism among Tamils, and the first evidence of Buddhism.
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