Mahavastu was the first Biography of the Buddha

Mahavastu (Great Story), a Biography of the Buddha, was also an anonymous Sanskrit work from the second century BCE. Continue reading

The Canonization of Jain Sacred Texts

At Patna, India, towards the end of the 4th century BCE, the Canonization of Jain sacred texts took place. Continue reading

Rabindranath Tagore, first Asian to receive Nobel Prize in Literature

First Asian presented the Nobel Prize in Literature was in 1913
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Cultivation of Bananas

It is uncertain the origin of banana cultivation. But historical records show Continue reading

Rice now dates back to 11,500 years ago.

Up to the end of the 1900s it was widely believed that rice originated in India circa 3000 BCE. Continue reading

Chinese Monk makes note of a suspension Bridge in 399 CE

A Chinese monk of the 4th Century mentioned in the account of Faxian (Fa-Hsien, Fa Hien), the note of the existence of a rope suspension bridge which crossed over the Indus River in India, and was noted to be ancient at the time the monk crossed the bridge. Continue reading