Buddhism: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

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 ..

Quick Fact Sheet : Buddhism

1. Gautam Siddhartha was the name of Buddha and he was the founder of Buddhism also known as Gautam Buddha. .2. Gautam Buddha was born in 563 BC in Lumbini (now in Nepal) in Sakya Kshatriya clan of Kapilvastu. He died in 483 BC .3. Siddhartha was brought up by Prajapati Gautami who was his ..