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Oriental Scholar at Nalanda University
Oriental Scholar of Buddhist period
King Ashoka may be the first emperor in the world to have understood the importance of mass education. Along with hospitals and monasteries, he also built universities. Scholars from far away places came to India to study Buddhism and philosophy.

See also:
The University of Nalanda, Sculpture of Buddha, Nalanda, Chinese Traveler Hiun-Tsiang in India

History of EducationHistory of Education
Full text of Jyotsna Kamat's book documenting the tradition of education in Karnataka through the centuries; covers Buddhist, Jaina, Hindu, and Islamic educational systems.

Education in India Through the Ages
Education in India

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The Scholar of GokarnWrestling SchoolEducation of Jain NunsTeacher and StudentsTeacher is teaching Sword TrickeryBuddhist Student Practices Handwriting
Education of the KingThree Storied Buddhist UniversityGirl Practicing the Veena InstrumentAncient University CampusBrahmin Reads ScripturesYou are here
Three-storied Buddhist school in ElloraPunishment for Destroying Educational InstitutionsThe Design and Decorations of Palm-leaf textsEducation of the future kingA teacher examines the homework submitted by the princess. A 19th century painting from KarnatakaGirl Engaged in Self Study
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