The ancient Nalanda University
Posted by The Mindset on December 6, 2011
I just want to share this article with my readers.
How visionary and progressive our ancestors were who built those great universities which were seat of education and skill.
But alas! then came the Muslims with their trademark barbarity & backwardness and brought poverty to this nation.
Read the article here
Here is a small excerpt:
Founded in 427 in northeastern India, not far from what is today the southern border of Nepal, and surviving until 1197, Nalanda was one of the first great universities in recorded history. It was devoted to Buddhist studies, but it also trained students in fine arts, medicine, mathematics, astronomy, politics and the art of war.
The university was an architectural and environmental masterpiece. It had eight separate compounds, 10 temples, meditation halls, classrooms, lakes and parks. It had a nine-story library where monks meticulously copied books and documents so that individual scholars could have their own collections. It had dormitories for students, perhaps a first for an educational institution, housing 10,000 students in the university’s heyday and providing accommodations for 2,000 professors. Nalanda was also the most global university of its time, attracting pupils and scholars from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, Indonesia, Persia and Turkey.
The date should be noted. In 1192 after the Second battle of Tarain Muslims entered the Indian heartland. soon after this university was destroyed because of it’s Buddhist culture.
Muslims have destroyed so many cultures – I have already written about how the Zoroastrians were treated in Islamic Iran. So were the Hindus & Buddhists in India.