Audrangika, Audraṅgika: 2 definitions


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India history and geography

Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Indian Epigraphical Glossary

Audraṅgika.—(IE 8-3; EI 23), collector of the udraṅga tax meaning ‘tax on permanent tenants or the principal tax’; sometimes mentioned side by side with the Hiraṇyasāmudāyika or the collector of tax in cash. See Ṣaṣṭha-adhikṛta, Dhruvasthān- ādhikaraṇika, etc. Note: audraṅgika is defined in the “Indian epigraphical glossary” as it can be found on ancient inscriptions commonly written in Sanskrit, Prakrit or Dravidian languages.

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The history of India traces the identification of countries, villages, towns and other regions of India, as well as royal dynasties, rulers, tribes, local festivities and traditions and regional languages. Ancient India enjoyed religious freedom and encourages the path of Dharma, a concept common to Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism.

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Sanskrit dictionary

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Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary

Audraṅgika (औद्रङ्गिक).—Collector of the tax called उद्रङ्ग (udraṅga) which is probably a tax on permanent tenants; Ghoṣal's Revenue System, p.21; EI,XXIII, p.159.

Derivable forms: audraṅgikaḥ (औद्रङ्गिकः).

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Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family (even English!). Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.

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