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LONDON:
TRÜBNER AND CO., 57 & 59, LUDGATE HILL.

MDCCCLXXXVIII.

Rq 1888

Ford-Messer Bequest

STEPHEN AUSTIN AND SONB,

PRINTERS, HERTFORD).

CONTENTS OF VOL. XX.

[NEW SERIES.]

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ART. I.—The Cuneiform Inscriptions of Van. By the Rev.

Professor A. H. SaYcE, M.A., M.R.A.S......

1

ART. II.-Some Suggestions of Origin in Indian Architecture.

By WILLIAM SIMPSON, M.R.A.S..

49

ART. III.—The Chaghatāi Mughals. By E. E. OLIVER,

M.1.C.E., M.R.A.S.

72

Art. IV.–Sachau's Albirúní. By Major-General Sir F. J.

GOLDSMID, C.B., K.C.S.I., M.R.A.S.

129

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143

CORRESPONDENCE.

1. The Bibliography of Africa, by Capt. T. G. de

Guiraudon ...
2. Notes on African Philology, by Capt. T. G. de

Guiraudon
3. The Migration of Buddhist - Stories, by Serge

d'Oldenburg
4. Kālidāsa in Ceylon, 522, by T. W. Rhys Davids..

144

147

NOTES OF THE QUARTER.

1. Reports of Meetings of the Royal Asiatic Society,

Session 1887-8....
2. Proceedings of Asiatic or Oriental Societies
3, Contents of Foreign Oriental Journals

150

153

154

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4. Contributions to the Notes of the Quarter by the

Hon. Secretary
5. Excerpta Orientalia ...

156

157

Art. V.–The Dâgabas of Anuradhapura.' By JOHN CAPPER 165

Art. VI.-Andamanese Music, with Notes on Oriental Music

and Musical Instruments. By M. V. PORTMAN,
M.R.A.S.

181

ART. VII.- E F * Tsieh-Yao-Tchuen de Tchou

hi (Extraits). Par C. DE HARLEZ, M.R.A.S..... 219

CORRESPONDENCE.

1. Architecture in India, by W.F. Sinclair, Bomb.C.S. 272
2. The Babylonian Origin of the Chinese Characters,
by Terrien de Lacouperie, M.R.A.S.

313
3. The Origin of the Babylonian Characters from the

Persian Gulf, by Terrien de Lacouperie, M.R.A.S. 316

277

289

NOTES OF THE QUARTER.

1. Reports of Meetings of the Royal Asiatic Society,

Session 1887-8 ....
2. Contents of Foreign Oriental Journals
3. Lectures on Oriental Subjects now being delivered

in Europe
4. Notes and News
5. Reviews

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ART. VIII.-Notes on the Early History of Northern India.

By J. F. HEWITT, late Commissioner of Chota
Nāgpur

321

ART. IX.—The Customs of the Ossetes, and the Light they

throw on the Evolution of Law. Compiled from
Professor Maxim Kovalefsky's Russian Work on
Contemporary Custom and Ancient Law," and
translated with Notes, by E. DELMAR MORGAN,
M.R.A.S.

364

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ART. X.-The Languages spoken in the Zarafshan Valley

in Russian Turkistan. By R. N. Cust, LL.D.,
M.R.A.S.

413

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Art. XI.-Further Notes on Early Buddhist Symbolism.

By R. SEWELL, Esq., Madras Civil Service,
M.R.A.S.

419

Art. XII.- On the Metallic Cowries of Ancient China

(600 B.C.). By Prof. TERRIEN DE LACOUPERIE, · Ph. & Litt. D.

428

CORRESPONDENCE.

Kālidāsa in Ceylon, by Cecil Bendall

440

NOTES OF THE QUARTER.
1. Reports of Meetings of the Royal Asiatic Society.. 441
Anniversary Report of the Council...

443 2. Contents of Foreign Oriental Journals

449 3. Obituary Notices ..

450 4. Notes and News

453 5. Review

459 v 6. Pali Text Society

460 7. Corrigenda.

461

Art. XIII.—The Tantrākhyāna, a Collection of Indian Folk

lore, from a unique Sanskrit MS. discovered in
Nepal. By CECIL BENDALL ..

465

VART. XIV.-A Jātaka-Tale from the Tibetan.

WENZEL, Ph.D.....

By H.

503

Art. XV.-Moksha, or the Vedántic Release. By DVIJADAS

DATTA...

513

CORRESPONDENCE.

1. The Cross and Solomon's Seal as Indian Emblems,

by W. F. Sinclair, Bomb.C.S.

541

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