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1/n #SadarPranam to Ishvara within #DNJha & @thecaravanindia .

Here in this thread, I expose the lies he has been spreading about #NalandaUniversity . @SirPareshRawal sir had requested me long back to write on it.

Take this & ask him to respond should he have substance.
2/n Let us inspect the assertions of #DNJha, one by one. Does it not begin with his presidential speech of ICH in 2004?
I came across this particular DN Jha's lecture through my father, a Historian.

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The whole lecture.
jstor.org/stable/4414582…
3/n Did you notice, #DNJha's keywords: "A Tibetan tradition", 'Tibetan text "Pag Sam Jon Zang"', ‘Hindu fanatics’.

Now, get these facts:
"Pag Sam Jon Zang" is a text written by "Sumpa Khan-Po Yece Pal Jor" who lived between 1702-75.

When did the first Eng Translation happen?
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The real heroes who deserve to be celebrated are the skilled crafts communities integral to #preservation #conservation of #heritage #sites #monuments and #museums across the world. These are photos from the #NalandaUniversity, a #UNESCO #WorldHeritageSite in #Bihar in 2013
Here, when we had gone on a research trip as the Bihar Museum #design team, we had found #craftsmen making bricks and sculptures to help in the restoration of the 1500 year old site. We thought this was extremely imp as the process was similar ImageImageImageImage
I had suggested that this process be filmed and displayed as part of ‘continuing traditions’ in the new Museum. Thankfully, this was accepted and a film has been made 😊
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Thank you the real heroes, we salute you for your skill and hard work, not just today but everyday 🙏🏽
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