Was India Ruined After The Destruction Of Nalanda University?
Today you will know what was the event that changed the history of India forever. As you all know, there was a time when India was called the golden bird. At that time there were many universities in India and one of them was the Nalanda University. At that time, Nalanda University was counted among the world’s largest universities. From the 7th century BC, this place was the main center of education. Students not only from India but also from abroad, came here to study. About 200 villages were donated to Nalanda University and with the help of those villages; food and accommodation were arranged for the students. There was a time when there 10,000 students and more than 2000 teachers. The famous Chinese traveler Xuanzang also spent some time as a student and teacher at Nalanda University. From ancient texts, it has been revealed that the famous astronomer and mathematician Aryabhata was the head of this university. Nalanda’s biggest attraction was the 9-storey library here. There was a collection of more than 300,000 books here. There were many books related to Ayurveda, Aviation, Surgery, Trigonometry, Geography, Astrology, Atomic Science, Economics, Astronomy, Chemistry, and spirituality. This huge library was located in 3 buildings. Many handwritten manuscripts were also present in here. The entire knowledge of ancient times to the present was conserved in this library. And Chinese people took copies of many books with them. It is a matter of that time when a Turkish invader Muhammad bin Bakhtiyar Khilji attacked the Bihar in the 12th century. And he believed that the right to acquire knowledge is only for the Muslims, that’s why he attacked Nalanda University. A huge library was set on fire and it is said that the fire was burning for several months. And in these flames, the centuries-old treasure of India had turned into ashes. Experts from all around the world believe that this was India’s biggest loss. If this had not happened then today India would have been a powerful country.