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Research Article

Who Are the lokāyatika brāhmaṇas? 

Ramkrishna Bhattacharya    Pavlov Institute, Calcutta, India    



The paper seeks to identify the lokāyatika brāhmaṇas mentioned in the Tipiṭaka and concludes, after comparing a reference to the lokāyatika brāhmaṇa in the Rāmāyaṇa, that the word lokāyatika in both the contexts refers to an argumentative brāhmaṇa, not a materialist.

Keywords: Lokāyata. Lokāyatika brāhmaṇas. Materialism.

Language: en

Submitted: Nov. 16, 2015
Accepted: March 4, 2016

permalink: http://doi.org/10.14277/2385-3042/AnnOr-53-17-6

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