India is The Viswa Guru – Outlook

(The article first appeared on Outlook on April 20, 2022)

  • c.7th century CE. Xuanzang (602-664 CE, also known as Hiuen Tsang), a peripatetic Chinese Buddhist monk, scholar, traveller, and translator, defied his Kingdom’s ban on travel abroad and came overland to India. Over 16 years (629-645 CE), his travels in India took him to Kashmir, Mathura,  Ayodhya, Prayaga, Varanasi, and Nalanda among other places. At the famed Nalanda academia, he schooled with Buddhist Masters including Silabhadra…

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