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Offline Dharmakara

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Can Nalanda University be revived?
« on: September 23, 2013, 11:14:16 am »
I came across an interesting article today entitled "Can Nalanda be revived without Buddhists?":

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20130917160348426

As the article points out, the resuscitation of Nalanda University has recently been questioned by Buddhist groups across Asia, namely because no Buddhist scholars or monks have been elected to the project's board of directors, but it also mentions the earlier Nava Nalanda Mahavihara.

Nava Nalanda Mahavihara was set up by the first president of independent India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, to ‘revive the great Nalanda tradition’ and it now functions as an autonomous university under India’s Ministry of Culture.

In 2011 it had over 400 students, a quarter of them foreign students, studying in 10 departments. This university has been totally ignored and few seem to be questioning whether it would not be better to help expand this Nalanda rather than build a new one.


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Re: Can Nalanda University be revived?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 03:27:12 pm »
Sounds wonderful. :namaste:
Should a university be a museum run by relics? Probably not . . .  :lipsseald:

 


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