Celebrating Bihar: The Heritage of Nalanda by Nishant TiwaryCelebrating Bihar: The Heritage of Nalanda by Nishant Tiwary

Celebrating Bihar: The Heritage of Nalanda

byNishant Tiwary

Hardcover | January 9, 2014

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Highlighting the legacy of Nalanda, the home of the world's first residential university (c. AD 450), this book celebrates the state of Bihar that completed its centenary in 2012. It narrates the story of the confluence of many belief systems - Buddhism, Jainism, Sufism, and Hinduism - andshowcases the heritage of Nalanda. Affording insights into archaeological sites, such as the ruins of Nalanda University, Ashokan stupas at Girijak, the Cyclopean walls, the Swarna Bhandar, the Maniyar Math, Jarasandh ka Akhada [Banquet Hall of King Jarasandh], King Bimbisara's Jail, Teladhakamonastery, and the antiquities found in the village Jiar among others, the work provides a comprehensive picture of Nalanda and its surroundings. With around 160 colour photographs melding into one another, the volume creates a rare visual continuity perhaps experienced only in motion pictures.
Nishant Tiwary an IPS, is currently serving Bettiah district (Champaran) as Superintendent of Police. He was the best probationer of 2005 batch of IPS officers, and awarded by the Hon'ble President of India with the Best Zonal Award of Election Commission of India; awarded by the Prime Minister of India with Home Ministry's Pistol, PM...
Title:Celebrating Bihar: The Heritage of NalandaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 11.25 × 8.75 × 0.98 inPublished:January 9, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198098839

ISBN - 13:9780198098836


Table of Contents

Nitish Kumar: ForewordArchaeological Circuit1. Ancient Nalanda University2. Giriyak, Ashokan, and Ajatashatru Stupas3. Cyclopean walls4. Swarna Bhandar5. Maniyar Math6. Jarasandh ka Akhada7. Pippali Stone Caves8. Rock Cut Shell Inscriptions9. Bimbisara Jail10. Telhara Monastic11. JaireBuddhist Circuit1. Gridha Koot2. Venu Vana3. Saptaparni Caves4. Vishwa Shanti Stupa5. Jeevak Amra Vana6. Ancient Buddhist Temple7. Japanese Temple8. Thai Temples, Nalanda and Rajgir9. Burmese Temple, Rajgir10. Burmese Monument11. Ancient Black Buddha12. Buddha at Rukmini Sthan13. Buddha at Tetrawan14. Katrisarai Mounds15. Xuen Xang MemorialHindu Circuit1. Bramh Kund2. Sun Temples, Budgaon and Ongari3. Ancient Mahadev Temple4. Asha Devi Sidh Peeth5. Maghra Sidh Peeth6. Chandi Devi Tantrik Temple7. Jara Devi and Jarasandh Temples8. Baba Maniram9. Mora TalabJain Circuit1. Nirvana, Place of Lord Mahavira2. Kundalpur, Birth Place of Lord Mahavira3. Jain PilgrimagesVyavhargiri HillVipulagiri HillSwarnagiri HillUdaygiri HillRatnagiri Hill4. Naulakha Jain Temple5. VeerayatanSufi Circuit1. Badi Dargah2. Makdum Kund, Rajgir3. Badi Pahadi, Biharsharif4. Khanquah, Biharsharif5. Khanquah, Pinassa6. Naubat KhanaSikh Circuit1. 1. Nanak Kund: The Sacred SpringEco Tourism1. Gora Katora Lake2. Rajgir Valley3. Buddha Trail4. Deer Park5. Hill Top Lake6. Kumudini PondAbout the Author