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MADHAV RAO PESHWA THE GREAT
The British took over from the Marathas, not the Mughals in the nineteenth century. The short tenure of Madhav rao ensured the Maratha Empire would remain a strong and viable force well after his death.
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Ayodhya Is Lord Rama’s Birthplace, Say Historical Works In Persian, Urdu, Arabic
From Persian works of the Medieval era to sanads issued by Mughals in the eighteenth century, ‘Muslim’ sources that acknowledge the disputed territory as Ram Janmabhoomi, for instance, have seldom been cited in mainstream discourse.
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Nandivarman II – The Forgotten Pallavan Emperor From South East Asia
This article (published in HT) has not only fallen flat in presenting facts by comparing the grandeur of dharmic Cholas with barbaric Mughals but has also pointed out the shallowness in the knowledge of Bharatiya history possessed by our native historians.
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5000 Years Reclining Vishnu Temple Under Sea In Bali
There is an underground Vishnu Temple in Bali ,it is under the sea. It is at least 5000 year old.
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DENTAL SURGERY ANCIENT INDIA INDUS VALLEY 9000 YEARS
“The drilling of teeth is very rare in the anthropological record,” said Professor Macchiarelli, noting that work similar to that done at Mehrgarh does not recur until much later, among the Anasazi Indians of the southwest United States around 1100 A.D., and in Europe around 1500 A.D.
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Mughal Invasion of Travancore : A forgotten chapter in the history of Kerala
The Mughal invaders went on a conversion spree in south, and many islamic practices were enforced upon by the local Hindus by the Mughal invaders.
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SUBTERRANEAN LIBRARY CHAMBER EKAMBARESWARA KANCHIPURAM KEY TO LEMURIA MU ATLANTIS?
I verify the local legends associated with the Ramayana,Mahabharata,Puranas with the help of scientific tools like Carbon dating,Infra red,Geology,Astronomy and references in foreign classics.
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Is Aryan invasion theory correct or not?
The ancestral South Indian population has been there, in South India, since 60,000 BC. See the Wikipedia article 'Archeogenetics of South Asia' for more about this.
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6000 year old Lord Rama and Hanuman carvings in Silemania, Iraq
Ram Sin was the longest reigning monarch of Mesopotamia who ruled for 60 years.
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Marshal Zhukov on Alexander’s failed India invasion
In reality much of the country was not even known to the Greeks. So handing victory to Alexander is like describing Hitler as the conqueror of Russia because the Germans advanced up to Stalingrad.
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Kanhoji Angre : How A Maratha Grand Admiral Defeated The European Naval Powers
A favourite tactic was to use smaller but fast and manoeuvrable vessels to approach a European ship from astern in order to avoid the cannon broadside.
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A look at Jain manuscripts and drawings from the early 19th century
There are 21 Jain manuscripts, 18 of which are palm leaf manuscripts from Karnataka’s Digambara tradition, in the British Library’s Mackenzie Collection
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What is the darkest moment in Indian history?
It literally brought an end to the Indian Scientific thought in the fields of Astronomy, Anatomy, Alchemy, Logic, Mathematics..barring some strains that found its way to other parts.
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Is Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj an overrated person in Maharashtra's History?
Islam came to India in the eighth century, but was confined to the Sindh province. In the 13th century, tribes from present day Afghanistan attacked and captured most of the northern plains. The period of Sultanates in Delhi ended when a Seljuk Turk, Babar, established a kingdom at Delhi in 1526.
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Forget Kohinoor, The British Looted Greater Treasures From India-1
what Persian Nadir Shah looted in his 1739 invasion of India was greater than the cash appropriated by Clive and his successors in the two decades after 1757.
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Forget Kohinoor, The British Looted Greater Treasures From India-2
On 27 October 1931, the British government in London rammed through a series of measures that depressed silver and gold prices and raised interest rates in India.
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Forget Kohinoor, The British Looted Greater Treasures From India-3
Stephen Knapp writes in Crimes Against India that in the 1830s Governor General William Bentinck had worked out plans to dismantle the Taj Mahal and ship the marble to collectors in London-
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Forget Kohinoor, The British Looted Greater Treasures From India
People need to unlearn the lies and should in fact read a lot of unbiased history written by British writers itself
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Studying the past to understand future
the recent presentation of a strong scientific evidence regarding the burial of Philip II of Macedon in Tomb I rather than Tomb II at Vergina, accompanied by what are believed to be the bodies of his wife and new born daughter who, although murdered after Philip's death, are now thought to have been interred beside him, sheds dramatic light on the dynasty that produced Alexander the Great.
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Real Truth About India’s Gift To Saudi King On The Legend of Cheraman
with the arrival of vote bank politics, conversions backed by foreign money and economic rise, all of which have given the Muslims and Christians clout that is disproportionate to their numbers. Beginning with the Moplah riots of 1921, communal clashes and Love Jihad are now a reality in Kerala. The state is a declared terror hub.
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DNA study confirms extinction of ancient Americans caused by European colonisers
"Genetic diversity in these early people from Asia was limited by the small founding populations which were isolated on the Beringian land bridge for around 2400 to 9000 years,"
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How punch-marked coins replaced barter system
By the time of Ashoka, the Magadhan empire had spread over most of the Indian subcontinent. Its coins also spread with the empire's expansion and have been found in large numbers across the length and breadth of the Mauryan Empire, from Western Afghanistan to today's Bangladesh, and from the Himalayan foothills to the Deccan.
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How India Made Britain More Literate: The ‘Beautiful Tree’ Beyond Dharampal
By 1858 this new system had delivered 452 schools and colleges with a total enrollment of 20,874 in 21 districts of Madras Presidency. But 36 years earlier Munro had found that a total of 11,575 schools and 1094 colleges with 157195 and 5431 students respectively! The rate of growth of literacy in India under the British controlled Macaulay education system began to fall way back compared to the rate of growth of literacy in Britain under the Indic method of private school enrolment.
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Why The Controversy Surrounding Baburao Savarkar’s Book On Christ Is A Hoax
One should remember that at the time of the book’s writing, theosophical stories of Jesus having learnt esoteric mysticism from India were very popular. Among its proponents were Russian painter Roerich and Paramahansa Yogananda, who believed in the legend that Jesus traveled to the East. Even as recent as in the 1980s, popular English magazines such as Illustrated Weekly of India and Mirror ran stories titled “Did Jesus die in Kashmir?” and “Did Jesus really live?”
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The Epic 27 Year War That Saved Hinduism-Part2
Soldiers in Maratha army came from diverse social and geographical backgrounds including from areas as far away as Kandahar to West and Bengal to East. Shivaji received a lot of support from various rulers and common people from all over India.
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The Epic 27 Year War That Saved Hinduism
Shivaji himself traced his lineage to Shisodia family of Rajputs. Maharashtrians should not be ashamed to admit that their roots lie elsewhere. In fact they should feel proud that land of Maharashtra is truly a melting pot where Southern and Northern Indian cultures melted to give birth to a new vision of a nation. Shivaji was far more an Indian king than a Maratha king.
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How Buddhist Cultural Memes Were Appropriated By Christianity
The echo of Indian stories in the early gospels and the influence of Vedanta and Buddhism on Gnosticism is also well accepted. In particular, the non-canonical Gospel of Thomas (which was discovered at Nag Hammadi in 1945) resonates with Indian ideas of spirituality.
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A Queen Who Would Not Yield
In an extremely fluid and dangerous environment, she fully used all the kootniti options prescribed in Indian polity—sam, dam, dand and bhed. She continuously evaluated her options with her foes; often fighting them, sometimes buying them off, and sometimes creating allies who would then fight them.
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Ancient Tamil Brahmi Script Found in Egypt and Oman
Earlier excavations at this site about 30 years ago yielded two pottery inscriptions in Tamil Brahmi belonging to the first century A.D. Another Tamil Brahmi pottery inscription of the same period was found in 1995 at Berenike, also a Roman settlement, on the Red Sea coast of Egypt, Mr. Mahadevan said.
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excavation proofs say Babri masjid was actually a Hindu Temple in past
This whole massacre could have been avoided, had the Leftist and communist ideologists and historians of India not have misguided the muslims and Hindus and should have told the Absolute truth that this Site was actually a revered Hindu Temple in past.
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Was The Indian Sub-Continent The Original Genetic Homeland Of The Europeans?
In research published in the 8 January, 2016 issue of the Science Magazine, the EURAC authors announced that the Iceman’s stomach has ‘H. pylori’ that is of Indian origin (but now extinct) and not related to the hybrid variety of the modern European “admixture.” This means that Indians as migrants were present in Europe in 3300 BC.
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Porus Defeated Spared Alexander Life
According to the Roman historian Marcus Justinus, the battle was savagely fought. Puru challenged Alexander, who charged him on horseback. In the ensuing duel, Alexander fell off his horse and was at the mercy of the Indian king’s spear (and this is where legend meets history) when Puru perhaps remembered his promise to his rakhi sister (probably a Trojan horse sent in by the Greeks). He spared the Macedonian’s life, and Alexander’s bodyguards quickly carried off their king.
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Pattanam excavations finds place in SAF
"The strategic global location of Indian subcontinent, the supportive role of monsoon winds in navigation and the natural resources of the region were crucial for Pattanam emerging as a leading port site," Cherian had said.
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Sapthapadi Sarasvathi Navagraha Tamil Sangam Pre Islamic Arabia
Probably no other country in the world has deliberately written off a 2,500 year period of their own history by systematically stamping out and snapping all links with the past.
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Playing Politics With History – Somnath, Rajendra Chola And Romila Thapar’s Absurd Inferences
No one can deny the fact that the Hindu rulers of the time showed no sense of unity and displayed total lack of foresight in failing to take back the north-west even when Ghazni was away. One must equally remember that the last truly imperial Hindu kingdom disappeared at least 3 centuries before and the country had no central authority.
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Pinga Controversy: Bajirao's descendant hits out at Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Mastani was not a courtesan, but the daughter of Raja Chatrasaal of Bundelkhand.
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Survey Finds Hindus Lived 74,000 Years Ago
human populations were present in India prior to 74,000 years ago, or about 15,000 years earlier than expected based on some genetic clocks,’ said project director Dr Michael Petraglia, Senior Research Fellow in the School of Archaeology at the University of Oxford.
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Karnataka govt's obsession with Tipu Sultan: Was 10 Nov his birthday or the day he hanged 700 Melkote Iyengars?
Former Bangalore University Vice Chancellor Thimappa Manchale Suryanarayanarao called out the government’s ignorance on social media, “I just learnt from a historian that the tyrant Tipu’s birthday falls on November 20. November 10 is the day on which he hanged 700 Iyengars in Melkote.” As a result, the Melkote Iyengars do not celebrate Diwali even today.
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The Admiral Queen
Rani Abbakka’s story lives on in folk memory in Dakshin Karnataka, through folk songs and performances of Yakshagana, the local theatre form.
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Islamic India: The biggest holocaust in World History… whitewashed from history books
Alain Danielou in his book, Histoire de l’ Inde writes: “From the time Muslims started arriving, around 632 AD, the history of India becomes a long, monotonous series of murders, massacres, spoliations, and destructions. It is, as usual, in the name of ‘a holy war’ of their faith, of their sole God, that the barbarians have destroyed civilizations, wiped out entire races.”
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Working Model Of Vishnu Chakra In Melarasur Lalgudi
The chakram was later used extensively by the Sikhs as recently as the days of Ranjit Singh. It came to be associated with Sikhs because of the Nihang practice of wearing chakram on their arms, around the neck and even tied in tiers on high turbans. The Portuguese chronicler Duarte Barbosa writes (c. 1516) of the chakram being used in the Delhi Sultanate.[2]‌
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Million Year Tamil Site Pallavaram Chennai Dated Report
The tools in Attirampakkam suggest that the Homo erectus carried the Acheulian culture into India before the Homo heidelbergensis ferried this tool-making culture into Europe, where the earliest sites are about 600,000 years old, said Robin Dennel, a senior archaeologist at the University of Sheffield, in a special scientific commentary in the March 2011 issue of Science.
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Akbar’s Dubious Greatness
In effect, the Mughal Empire’s status as an Islamic theocracy was restored by the time of Shah Jahan who participated in his share of temple iconoclasm, prohibited the rare instances of some Muslim women marrying Hindu men and restored the penalty of capital punishment for apostasy from Islam.
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There is no scientific basis to say you could have a caste gene
Hinduism does not depend on a linear concept of time and has no single sacred book — it is not a ‘revealed’ religion like Christianity, Islam or Judaism — but it has an overwhelming sense of its own antiquity.
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Genetic Study Proves Dravidan Movement To North,The World
my researches indicate the presence of Indians as far away in Ireland, Russia and in some places Brahmin practices were found , according to Archaeological finds and cultural practices.
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Kannadigas From Yadava Tribe Agastya,Kapila.Tamil
Tamil Purananuru, says the people of Karnataka were from the Yadavas of Dwaraka.
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How Indian History Was Distorted, The First History Of India
James Mill & Mr. Charles Grant from Helebary College, wrote History of India and classified most of the literature of India as Mythological..
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Lombardy Lambadi Indian Origin Of ItalianTribes Genetic Proof
Banjaras are traditionally known as suppliers and pack bullock carriers and Banjara word is derived from Sanskrit word vana chara(wanderers in jungle). The word Lambani or Lamani is derived from Sanskrit word lavana (salt) which was the principal goods they transported across the country.’
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The shadows of forgotten ancestors
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the Komagata Maru Museum & Monument will highlight the trials the first generation of Indian immigrants to Canada faced. It is on their sacrifices that the flourishing Canadian Indian diaspora has since prospered.
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How The First DNA Evolved Vedas, Research Result
It has been expressed that the creation came into the existence with formation of the atmospheric layers of the earth Atharvaveda 14-1-5
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Telhara,World’s Earliest University Than Nalanda
“A team of archaeologists has found four Buddhist monastery seals made of terracotta, bearing the inscriptions – Sri Prathamshivpur Mahavihariyaye Bikshu Sanghas – in Pali language in Nalanda district that indicated the university’s real name, which is usually described as Telhara University,”
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How Christianity trumped Pantheism in the Roman Empire and What It Means for India.
With the conversion of the Roman Emperor Constantine to Christianity in the 4thcentury CE, things changed....Over the following two centuries, as the empire adopted Christianity, the pantheists were routed from Europe, their beliefs and history encompassed and dismissed within the derogatory word “pagan”.
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Vijayanagara - The City Of Devas - 'The Shining Ones' - Place Where Mythology And History Coexist
"City of Vijayanagaram has no equal in the world" said the famous Persian traveler, Abdul Razzaq in 1443 AD.
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Qutub Minar is actually the Vishnu Stambha, a Hindu structure-1
In Arabic “Qutub” literally means ‘axis’, ‘pivot’ or ‘pole’. Qutb can refer to celestial movements and used as an astronomical term or a spiritual symbol. So the term ‘Qutub Minar’ signifies an astronomical Tower.
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Is this proof Jesus married and had two sons? Ancient manuscript said to be 'lost gospel' with a sensational twist
If true, this would make it the greatest revelation into the life of Jesus in nearly 2,000 years. Jacobovici claims the manuscript, which is 29 chapters long, is a 6th century copy of another 1st-century gospel and casts parts of the Bible in a very different light.
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Major falsehoods as promoted by the British
The Encyclopaedia Britannica was fed with all the wrong information about Indian culture, religion and history as written by Jones, Max Müller and others, and the other encyclopedias blindly followed the same tradition. It should be kept in mind that the British Empire was the most powerful empire in the world in those days. So it was quite easy for them to manipulate all the literary works of that period.
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Max Müller. A paid employee, who translated the Rigved in a demeaning style. The hidden secrets of his life.
Max Müller’s letters dated August 25, 1856 and December 16, 1868 reveal the fact that he was desperate to bring Christianity into India so that the religion of the Hindus should be doomed.
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10 Kings war : a story from pre antiquity
The Vedic war was a question of values, not race. It was a conflict between spiritual values and materialistic values.
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Sri Krishna Deva Raya-Battle of Raichur.
under Sri Krishna Deva Raya’s the Bahmanis were given their most decisive defeat everywhere, and for some time, none of the kingdoms even dared to challenge him, such was the fear his name struck.
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Have you ever thought
our enemies are not just gajnavi, Timur Lenk, Babar, but today the big words, even our enemies saphedposh who we Hindus within the seed of inferiority complex generated by filling secularism
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Hindustan, Bharat or India? Their history is the same
History around the world was invariably penned in blood, artful calligraphy not withstanding.
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25 of the Biggest Mistakes Ever Made...
Here are 25 human errors that have not only been colossal ones to make, but some have actually changed history as we know it.
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Where Is The Reference To The Bible
One of the major tools in determing the existence of a Literay work or event is the cross refernce in the Text, refernce to it by works of the same period and its refernce to it at least in the earliest succeeding work.
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temples destroyed by tippu sultan
The devastation caused by Tipu Sultan to the ancient and holy temples of Keraladheeswaram, Thrikkandiyoor and Thriprangatu in Vettum region was terrible. The Zamorin renovated these temples to some extent.
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Should the last Sikh maharajah be returned to India?
Duleep Singh did indeed convert to the Sikh faith but after several frustrated years of wandering, all the while being spied on by the British secret service, he died alone and a pauper, in Paris in October 1893.
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Was Modi overstating “1200 years of slavery” ?
The anti-Hindu bias taught by the History professors also translates into a bias on contemporary matters, where it has not fared better.
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How ‘Gandhara’ Became ‘Kandahar’
Scholars and the media seem afraid to explain that the soil of Afghanistan is historically sacred to Buddhists and Hindus, in the same manner as Jerusalem is to Jews and the Kaaba is to Muslims. Today’s infamous caves were once home to thousands of Buddhist monks and Hindu rishis, who did their meditation and attained enlightenment there. How such sacred geography ended up in evil hands is something I am still trying to come to terms with
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What is the legend behind the Torjan Horse?
We are sure you heard about the Torjan War. It was fought between the early Greeks and the people of Troy (now in Turkey). The scene of this great battle was the city of Troy in about 1230 BC. The war lasted for 10 years.
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MEGASTHENES AND INDIA
This question is always intriguing. So we read with avid absorption the accountant of people who came to our country many thousands of years ago and compare them with what people say about us today. These travelers’ tales are also of interest for another reason.
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INDIA IN HIUEN TSANG’S TIME
Two hundred years after Fa-Hien, another Chinese pilgrim came to India. His name was Hiuen Tsang. He has left his travels or Records of Western Lands, comprising twelve books, a detailed accountant of all that he observed during his long journey through India.
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FA-HIEN IN INDIA
Fa-Hien, a Buddhist monk from China, visited India nearly 700 years after Megasthenes. His book A Record of Buddhist Kingdoms tells us a deal about India 1500 years ago.
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2000-yr-old Mayan mural found
Buried in a tunnel deep in Guatemala’s northern jungle, archeologists have uncovered the final and most elaborate wall of a 2000-years-old Mayan mural, linked to the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel by its finder.
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