[Buddha-l] buddha-l Digest, Vol 66, Issue 7

JKirkpatrick jkirk at spro.net
Sun Aug 8 19:37:09 MDT 2010


Nalanda is in current-day Bihar province -- very poor and one of
India's more dangerous regions. While highway robbers kidnap and
ransom off tourists and out of towners, academics who work in
Bihar complain bitterly of the corruption.. funds allocated by
the govt. for certain programs never "arrive" at their
destinations, etc.

There is already a Nalanda "Open" University, specializing in
long distance learning, but with more stress on computers, etc.
than on Buddhism:


Those unfamiliar with the present state of the ruins of the old
time Nalanda might enjoy these pictures:




"academics who work in Bihar complain bitterly of the
corruption"---just as I suspected.

Does anyone know anything about the gigantic central brick mound,
with terracing on one side and a huge flat slab wall on another
side? Might it all have been an understorey for elevated
constructions on top of it?


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