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Tellings and Texts

Francesca Orsini
Katherine Butler Schofield

Note on Dating Systems

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1This volume necessarily makes reference to four discrete calendrical systems.

2Where otherwise unmarked, we use the Common/Christian Era (Anno Domini), denoted “CE”.

3The Islamic calendar (denoted “AH”: Anno Hegirae, or Hijri year), commenced in the year 622 CE. A lunar calendar, it does not correspond directly to the Gregorian Calendar, and the year 2015 CE is 1436-37 AH. The Vikram Samvat calendar, denoted “VS”, is between 56-57 years ahead of the Common Era, thus 2015 CE covers 2071-72 VS.

4Finally, the Banggabda or Bengali Calendar, denoted “BA”, is between 593-94 years behind the Common Era, thus 2015 CE is 1421-22 BA.

5Both VS and BA are solar calendars, but do not begin in January, so there is no precise overlap with CE.


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