“Speak up, you must do more, why are all of you so timid!”

With these impassioned words, Indian journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh would lash the editors in Delhi over the telephone. Based in Bangalore in the Southern Indian state of Karnataka, Lankesh was overseeing a weekly edition of a Kannada-language magazine. She had a firmly established reputation for challenging the ruling government, as well as injustice whenever… Read More “Speak up, you must do more, why are all of you so timid!”

Were there Christians in 7th century Nalanda University?

Recently I wrote about my trip to the very well-preserved ruins of ancient Nalanda University in the modern Northern Indian state of Bihar. (See post The Thrill of Visiting the Ruins of 7th century University of Nalanda). Nalanda thrived as an international center for education for almost 700 years, with students from over 35 nations. Primarily… Read More Were there Christians in 7th century Nalanda University?

The Thrill of Visiting the Ruins of 7th century University of Nalanda

Last week I had one of the thrills of my life. Getting to visit the ruins of one of the greatest universities in history, the University of Nalanda. Located about three hours SE of the modern North Indian city of Patna (previously called Pataliaputra, the capital of several Indian Empires), Nalanda’s history as a University… Read More The Thrill of Visiting the Ruins of 7th century University of Nalanda