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  Kanishka Summary
Kanishka is considered to be one of the most significant and important rulers of the Kushan Kingdom, an area that included the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, Afghanistan, and possibly regions north of Kashmir in central Asia.
Kanishka (Kushan language: KANHÞKI, Ancient Chinese: 迦腻色伽) was a king of the Kushan Empire in South Asia, in the 2nd century of the common era, famous for his military, political, and spiritual achievements.
Kanishka was the successor of Vima Kadphises, as demonstrated by an impressive geneaology of the Kushan kings, known as the Rabatak inscription.
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  Kanishka - LoveToKnow 1911
KANISHKA, king of Kabul, Kashmir, and north-western India in the 2nd century A.D., was a Tatar of the Kushan tribe, one of the five into which the Yue-chi Tatars were divided.
Kanishka's predecessors on the throne were Pagans; but shortly after his accession he professed himself, probably from political reasons, a Buddhist.
King Kanishka had these treatises, when completed and revised by Asvaghosha, written out on copper plates, and enclosed the latter in stone boxes, which he placed in a memorial mound.
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 King Kanishka
Through inheritance and conquest, Kanishka's kingdom covered an area extending from Bukhara (now in Uzbekistan) in the west to Patna in the Ganges Valley in the east, and from the Pamirs (now in Tajikistan) in the north to central India in the south.
Kanishka was a tolerant king and his coins show that he honoured the Zoroastrian, Greek, and Brahmanic deities as well as the Buddha.
During his reign contacts with the Roman Empire led to a significant increase in trade and the exchange of ideas; perhaps the most remarkable example of the fusion of eastern and western influences in his reign was the Gandhara school of art, in which Greco-Roman classical lines are seen in images of the Buddha.
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 Chronology of Ancient India: The Era of the Kushan King Kanishka
Kanishka is the most famous of the Kushan kings, he is preserved in Bhuddist tradition as the king responsible for calling the second great Bhuddist council.
The upshot of this is to imply that there must be at least 200 years between Kanishka and the commencement of Gupta rule at Mathura, certainly at least 150 (which would require it was lost in the reign of Vasishka).
This excludes Kanishka having come to power before the report is compiled, in 96AD, and implies that Vima Takpiso must have come to power after 96AD, so unless his and Vima Kadphises rule exceeds 50 years, very unlikely, Kanishka must have come to power before 146AD.
www.kushan.org /essays/chronology/kanishka.htm   (4081 words)

  
 K.P.S. Gill: Freedom From Fear -- Terrorism - Kanishka tragedy hasn't ended
The shock and disappointment of the Canadian Supreme Court’s judgement in the Kanishka bombing case, and the acquittal of the two accused on all charges, will take time to sink in.
Worse, the sequence of neglect, incompetence, and even implicit encouragement of Khalistani terrorist activities from Canadian soil through the 1980s and early 1990s was not unique to the Kanishka conspiracy case.
A judicial system that feels that ‘justice’ has been served because a judgement has ritually been pronounced in accordance with the evidence at hand is a short cut to collective suicide by the free world.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/kpsgill/terrorism/05Mar19Pio.htm   (989 words)

  
 KANISHKA
Kanishka (or Kaniska) was the greatest king of the Kushana dynasty.
Kanishka enlarged the Kushana empire into Turkestan, Kashmir and North-east India.
Although he honoured the Zoroastrian, Greek and Brahmanic deities, Kanishka is mostly remembered for convening the fourth great Buddhist council in Kashmir, which marked the beginning of pantheistic Mahayana Buddhism.
www.hyperhistory.com /online_n2/people_n2/ppersons3_n2/kanishka.html   (77 words)

  
 The COININDIA Coin Galleries: Kushan: Kanishka II   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The COININDIA Coin Galleries: Kushan: Kanishka II The Coin Galleries: Kushan: Kanishka II Kushan: Kanishka II Gold dinar, c.
This coin, previously unpublished, is important because it is of the style of Vasudeva I (Göbl 655 and 657) but the legend clearly indicates it was issued by Kanishka II.
This shows that the area where this coin was minted, probably Peshawar, but in any case somewhere in the northwestern parts of the kingdom, was not lost to the Kushano-Sasanians by Vasudeva, as has been long thought, but by Kanishka II.
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 rediff.com: The Kanishka bombing homepage
Kanishka: Sikh militants had warned against travel on AI
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Kanishka judge considers possiblity of racism in inquiry
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 The Hindu : International / India & World : `Kanishka' case enquiry begins
Toronto: Emotional scenes were witnessed as relatives of the victims of the 1985 bombing of Air India airliner `Kanishka' began deposing before a long-awaited enquiry to look into Canada's failure to prosecute all those responsible for the tragedy.
``I expect the testimony will be emotional and I expect the testimony will be difficult,'' lead counsel Mark Freiman said in his opening statement on Monday before starting the hearing of families of the 329 people who perished when Kanishka crashed off the coast of Ireland on June 23, 1985.
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www.hindu.com /2006/09/27/stories/2006092701841400.htm   (182 words)

  
 Kanishka Jayasuriya: 9/11 and the New 'Anti-politics' of 'Security'
Kanishka Jayasuriya: 9/11 and the New 'Anti-politics' of 'Security'
Kanishka Jayasuriya, Senior Research Fellow, Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Professor Kanishka Jayasuriya is a Senior Research Fellow at the Southeast Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong.
www.ssrc.org /sept11/essays/jayasuriya.htm   (1972 words)

  
 Kanishka Hotel Delhi India Reservation with Online Hotel Booking
Kanishka, New Delhi’s tallest hotel, is situated in the heart of the capital.
The hotel’s split level lobby sets the mood with the famous painter, MF Husain’s fascinating central mural on the ceiling, tracing Indian history from King Kanishka’s time to the present.
To whet the appetite, there is the freshness of Palm Court, the 24-hour coffee shop, and the opulence of the Panorama, the roof-top restaurant.
www.oxfordtravels.com /asia/india/delhi/kanishkadelhi/index.html   (409 words)

  
 CiteULike: wujastyk's kanishka
Recent papers added to wujastyk's library classified by the tag kanishka.
posted to kanidska kanishka biblio-extracted-import by wujastyk on 2005-03-02 11:32:14 as
Evidence from the Rabatak Inscription of Kanishka I
www.citeulike.org /user/wujastyk/tag/kanishka   (145 words)

  
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 Canadian spy agency erased Kanishka tapes
Updated: Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 1405 hours IST
Vancouver, June 11: Canada's spy agency wiped out tape recordings of intercepted phone calls of the suspected mastermind in the 1985 bombing of Air India's Kanishka flight, which killed 329 people on board, even while it was negotiating with police over giving them access to the tapes.
Only 54 of about 300 tapes remained intact by the time senior Royal Canadian Mountain Police (RCMP) staff found out that CSIS was erasing them, court documents show shedding light on the controversial role of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service both before and after the bombings.
www.expressindia.com /fullstory.php?newsid=22105   (716 words)

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