Definitions

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  • proper n. conventional name of an ancient Indo-Scythian or Tocharian realm in Central Asia and Northern India.
  • proper n. Alternative name for Bactrian language being used by some scholars.

Etymologies

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Epigraphic (Bactrian in Greek script) ΚΟϷΑΝ košan, Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Guṣāṇa, Parthian kšn, ultimately from Chinese 貴霜 guì shuāng. The conventional name Kushan and the proposed connection with the Chinese term is due to Alexander Cunningham's Coins of the Indo-Scythians, Sakas & Kushans (1899).

Examples

  • The ruling dynasty had the name Kushan (Kushana), by which they are called on their coins and in the Persian sources.

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  • However, they became famous under the name '' Kushan '' (from Guishang, modern chinese provnce Gansu) and later again they were part of the larger Central Asian´s tribalic confoderation of the Hephthalites, a mixed ethos (Sogdians, Bactrians, Tocharians, Persians, Turks, Mongols and possibly Tibetans and Koreans) formed of deadly warriors from large parts of Asia.

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  • However, they became famous under the name '' Kushan '' (from Guishang, modern chinese provnce Gansu) and later again they were part of the larger Central Asian´s tribalic confoderation of the Hephthalites, a mixed ethos (Sogdians, Bactrians, Tocharians,

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  • It probably belonged to the nomadic rulers of a Kushan province.

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  • After Mr. Pritzker and his wife, Margot, walked across the Himalayas in the 1970s, they began buying the region's ancient bronze and stone statues, including a bust of a padmapani, or Buddhist deity, from the Kushan dynasty, which ruled much of northern South Asia in the first century.

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  • To better understand the imagery and history of Tibetan art, Mr. Pritzker and his wife, Margot, have hiked the Himalayas; he's now an adjunct professor at China's Sichuan University and writes academic papers parsing the merits of art made during South Asia's first-century Kushan dynasty.

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  • These burials are, effectively, our only evidence for the long nomadic interlude in Afghan history between the fall of the Greek kingdom of Bactria in around 145BC and the rise of the Kushan state in the late first century AD.

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  • Gandhara has been variously and often quite liberally dated, but the culture seems to have flourished during roughly the first few centuries CE when Buddhism was patronized by a number of rulers and dynasties including the Kushan Emperor Kanishka in the second century.

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  • Deputy Superintendent Archaeological Survey of India also spoke on the occasion and threw light on the history of the Akhnoor town and said that Ambaran dates back to the Kushan times and excavations have uncovered chaitya, stupa and remains of a monastery here.

    JK Minister Flags off Heritage Walk at Ambaran at Akhnoor in Jammu

  • The special exhibits displayed in Dogra Art Museum included world famous miniatures paintings of Jammu, Basohli and Kangra schools, Terracotta heads from famous Kushan site, Ambaran Akhnoor Jammu, weaponry of Dogra rulers, ethnic jewellery and dresses, royal bow of Mughal emperor Shah Jehan, numismatic collections from Kushan period and onwards, historical documents w.e.f. 1724 A. D and Takri inscription on stone plate (recovered recently).

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