Oldest Sanskrit Manuscript
The oldest Sanskrit manuscript, in Brahmi script, of a drama written by an Indian author, found in China is dated to the 2nd century CE.
- Text – शारिपुत्रप्रकरण (Shariputraprakaran)
- Author – अश्वघोष (Ashwaghosha)
- Place – Kizil, Turfan (Xinjiang region, China)
Sanskrit reached India to China through the Silk Route.