India's Lost Buddhist University to Rise From Ashes

September 13, 2010

Author: Rupam Jain Nair

Source: The Buddhist Channel/AFP,9520,0,0,1,0

Indian academics have long dreamt of resurrecting Nalanda University, one of the world's oldest seats of learning which has lain in ruins for 800 years since being razed by foreign invaders.


Now the chance of intellectual life returning to Nalanda has come one step closer after the parliament in New Delhi last month passed a bill approving plans to re-build the campus as a symbol of India's global ambitions.