KUSHAN DYNASTY (Kušān), the line of rulers in Bactria, Central Asia and northern India from the first century CE.
The Kushan kings were succeeded in the third century, in part of the region they had ruled, by the Sasanian princes who governed with the title of “Kushanshah” (q.v.).
This entry is divided into the following articles:
v. Archeology: in Bactria.
vii. Language of the Kushans.
viii. Religion of the Kushans
Originally Published: December 8, 2014
Last Updated: December 8, 2014Cite this entry:
EIr, "KUSHAN DYNASTY," Encyclopædia Iranica, online edition, 2014, available at http://www.iranicaonline.org/articles/kushan-parent (accessed on 08 December 2014).