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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.

Read the highlighted line

The whole lecture.…
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?
4/n The first English Translation of "Pag Sam Jon Zang" was done by "Sarat Chandra Das", published in 1908.

It is important to know that great Tibetian Scholar SC Das, the translator of the Tibetan Text worked as a spy for the British in Tibet.

5/n This is the introductory page of the translated version.

SC Das was even Associate Member of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. The same society which took responsibility to misinterpret various Hindu Texts & being instrumental in Linguistic Fraud wrt Aryan Migration Myth.
6/n Though this 1908 translated work too fails to even establish that "Hindu Fanatics" ransacked "Nalanda" as claimed by #DNJha. What does it state? Let us read from the book itself (snippet).
7/n So, will #DNJha tell if, just two beggars ran from structures to the structure of the ginormous Nalanda campus full of Buddhist Monks, & were able to burn the entire campus with distantly scattered buildings?

Did you notice one thing in the snippet from DN Jha's source?
8/n The source of DN Jha is just a summary of the actual passage in an index. What does the passage about the burning down of the library,say in Tibetian Text for real?

This page has the actual passage. One can vet it from someone knowing Tibetian Lang. I have already done same.
9/n The text actually can be paraphrased into following:

"Dharma has survived three attempts of destruction. First, during the varying relations between, king of Turkistan, Khunimamasta & the king of Nyiog, Dharmachandra.
10/n Dharmachandra sends gifts that Khunimamatsa thought to prop of black magic. Hence, he, swoops down from “dhurukha”, destroying “the three bases” of Magadha: monasteries, scriptures, and stupas thereby driving out the monks.
11/n Dharmachandra’s uncle sends scholarly delegations to China to spread the Dharma for which gold was rewarded as thanksgiving. He utilizes them and other gifts to appease rulers of smaller kingdoms to join the fight against Khunimamatsa.
12/n The uncle of Khunimamatsa revives 'the three bases'. He gets restored almost all shrines and builds 84 new helping the dharma to survive.

In the next round, 'the teacher who taught prajnaparamita for 20 years is assassinated by burglars from dhurukha.
13/n His blood turns into milk & many flowers emerged from his body. And he goes into the sky.”

It is surprising to believe that a Marxist #DNJha was referring to the texts which talk of miracles like blood turning into milk & flowers emerging from the body of Monk.
14/n About the third aspect which has been described wrt burning of library and is exclusively summarised by SC Das (picked by DN Jha) has been well translated by Geshe Dorji Damdul (snippet).

Source: "Eminent Historians: Their Technology,Their Line,Their Fraud" by #ArunShourie
15/n Which Marxist is going to believe on an account like this (quoted tweet):
1) Fire rained overbuilding using Siddhi
2)Water flowing from scripture to protect them

& @thecaravanindia wants us to believe this?
16/n Pl note that the claim of"Hindu Fanatic"comes from all secondary sources. As he said, hence this must be true. The Primary source they quote does not talk of anything about Hindu Fanatics.

How can a person like #DNJha become Presi of ICH who can't quote the primary source?
17/n I'm absolutely unable to digest the fact that #DNJha made "Two non-Buddhist Beggars" as per Tibetian Text he refers to as "Hindu Fanatics". Amazing is the Eminent Historian.
18/n One should definitely ask him why he chooses the very text translated in the 20th century but chooses to ignore 19th-20th-century intellectuals Vincent Smith, BR Ambedkar, Elliot & Dowson, and Will Durant etc?

Let us see what they have to say about Nalanda Library burning.
19/n Read from Snippet. Dr Ambedkar was very clear while quoting "Vincent Smith" that Nalanda University was destroyed by Musalmans in 1197 AD.

Source: Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar: Writings and Speeches, Vol. III.

I'll talk about more sources tomorrow (including Primary Source).
20/n #WillDurant clearly states in his book "Our Oriental Heritage" that -"The Mohammedans burnt Nalanda to the ground in 1197, and all its monks were slaughtered; we can never estimate the abundant life of ancient India from what these fanatics spared."
21/n Even Left-Leaning #AmartyaSen agrees that Bakhtiyar Khilji destroyed the Nalanda University in the 1190s. Special care was taken to demolish the beautiful statues of Buddha spread across the campus. The 9-story Library burnt for 3 days. Read…
22/n Like #DNJha, I too am quoting secondary source but I'm free to have it vetted by anyone from @thecaravanindia. I found his sources False.

#ArunShourie quotes Vincent Smith, in his book "Eminent Historians" to state that Muhammadans destroyed Nalanda University in 1197 AD.
23/n Since #DNJha uses one translated version of Tibetian Text, that too wrongly to sell out the idea that "two non-Buddhist beggars" burnt & destroyed the whole Nalanda Campus, I quote from"Biography of Dharmaswamin, deciphered & translated by George Roerich.
24/n The Tibetan monk Dharmaswamin came to India in 1234,(40 years after the ransack and plunder of Nalanda). He stayed in Magadha for about 2.5 years spending about half a year in Nalanda itself. he mentioned: people lived and hid in dread of the marauding Muslim rulers
25/n Dharmaswmin talks also of Vikramsila destruction before 1206 A.D. Dharmaswamin found Nalanda to be a ghost of what it had been. Of the eight temples and the fourteen large and eighty-four smaller monasteries, only two viharas were in serviceable condition.
26/n And the best of all Minhaj al-Siraj Juzjani, the closest to the time period gives clear accounts of Nalanda University Destruction by Bakhtyar Khilji and slaying of Brahmans (shaved head).

Source:Tabakat-i-Nasiri by Siraj , translated by H.G Raverty…
27/n Elliot and Dowson, in "The History of India, Vol.II", gives a bit different translation yet states that Khilji destroyed the university & killed all brahmans (monks). Also hints that the library was ransacked as there was no Islamic text.
28/n @thecaravanindia this is my detailed rebuttal to an article in your issue written with a base of #DNJha's work. I have proven that the Eminent Historian used lies to merely create a shield for marauder Jihadi Khilji. I request you to pass it to him.
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