Famous Universities of Ancient India

1. Odantapuri: It is located in Bihar and was made under the patronage of Pala dynasty King Gopala I. It was a Buddhist mahavihara. It was destroyed by Bakhtiyar Khilji. 2. Vikramshila: It is located in present-day Bhagalpur district of Bihar. It was established by King Dharampala of Pala dynasty, primarily as a Buddhist learning … Continue reading Famous Universities of Ancient India

Tripitakas of Buddhist Literature

Tripitaka or Three Baskets is a traditional term used for various Buddhist scriptures. It is known as Pali Canon in English. The three pitakas are Sutta Pitaka, Vinaya Pitaka and Abhidhamma Pitaka. The Tripiṭaka was composed between about 550 BCE and about the start of the common era, likely written down for the first time … Continue reading Tripitakas of Buddhist Literature

Jallianwalla Bagh Tragedy: 13 April 1919

Three days ahead of the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, UK Prime Minister Theresa May called the tragedy a shameful scar on British Indian history. The statement is in line with Britain’s position since the mid-1990s of expressing ‘deep regret’ for the April 13, 1919, massacre in Jallianwala Bagh and not issuing a formal … Continue reading Jallianwalla Bagh Tragedy: 13 April 1919