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Now, starting 2nd thread in the series of "#Sanskrit and #SilkRoute".

• Topic - Discovery of Sanskrit on Silk Route.

Refer the map of #SilkRoute again. Do you see Takla Makan desert, North to Tibet ?

City of Kashgar at this desert separates the route in two parts - North & South.

See that Kucha town in the North route. Next tweets are related to Kucha. So, remember it.
It was 1890 CE. India was under the British rule.

Hamilton Bower is a British army officer. He is sent to Kucha (China) on a secret mission in search of a murderer.

He goes to Kucha and takes help of a local person to guide him. Local guide takes him to an old place.
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Xinjiang region of #China (Image 1) was the most important region on #SilkRoute for travelers carrying #Sanskrit texts from #India.

Crescent Moon Lake (Image 2 & 3) site was the shelter for these travelers in this arid region.

Voyage of Sanskrit in China was not easy ! 🙂 ImageImageImage
The #SilkRoute in #China got bifurcated at Kashgar creating North and South routes ultimately meeting at Dunhuang (See the map below)

This route gave birth to "Central Asia", a logical unit on the physical map of Asia 🙂

On this route - Oasis, Kingdoms, Cities got established. Image
These kingdoms, cities and other places became the halting places for the travelers.

They helped transmitting #Sanskrit texts, thoughts, ideas, literature, art and culture from #India to not only Central Asia and #China but also to East Asia.
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