Lacunae in my indological education. Mihirakula and his systematic persecution of the Buddhists and Jainas. Was he more a Huna or a Śaivite ruler? And - why do I remember the name of this crazy Ephesian shoemaker Herostratus, but not the name of the Śaivite ruler Śaśāṅka - the not-so-crazy uprooter of the Bodhi Tree? Artur K.