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‘India International Centre for Buddhist Culture & Heritage’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba recently laid the foundation stone for the India International Centre for Buddhist Culture and Heritage in Lumbini, Nepal.  The shilanyaas ceremony was performed by monks belonging to three major Buddhist traditions i.e Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana. Who is constructing the center and what are ..

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Sources of History of Mauryan Empire

The starting of Mauryan Empire is from accession of Chandragupta Maurya to the Throne of Magadha in 321 BC. Sanskrit had emerged as a rich Indian Language by that time. Sources which gives an insight into the history of Maurya’s are as follwos:1. Puranas like Vishnupurana, Bhagawat Purana, Markandeya Purana2. Arthshastra by Kautilya3. MudraRakshasha by ..

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Sources of Ancient Indian History

The two major limitations regarding the sources of ancient Indian History are “Availability and decipherment”.  The entire spectrum of available sources can be divided into two parts viz. Literary/written sources and Material-Archaeological sources. Literary/written sources The literary/written sources to reconstruct Ancient Indian history can be classified among three major categories, (i) Religious, (ii) Secular and ..

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