Monday, December 21, 2009

|| Satyameva Jayate || Dear Vir, Leave these kids alone…

      • In the remark I have cited above, Sh Sanghvi makes two distinct points:

        1. Hindu kings destroyed Buddhist monasteries (as a consequence)
        2. …throwing Buddhism out of India (more or less)

        I will address the first point in this post and the next point in the concluding part. So let’s examine the basis for asserting that “Hindu kings” destroyed Buddhist monasteries.

    • The Buddhism of Magadha was finally swept away by the Muhammadan invasion under Bakhtiyar Khilji, In 1197 the capital, Bihar, was seized by a small party of two hundred horsemen, who rushed the postern gate, and sacked the town.

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