thousand years ago, India was dotted with universities across its length and
breadth, where international students flocked to gain credentials in advanced
education. This illustrated book describes how these multi-disciplinary centers
of learning existed in several forms such as forest universities,
brick-and-mortar universities and temple universities.
examines the funding for these citadels of learning and their graduation
ceremonies. The process by which India’s ancient systems of education helped to
fuel a knowledge revolution around the world with its manuscripts, forming the
basis for monographs and academic papers, is explained with references. The
marauding incursions by Muslim invaders, which disrupted the idyllic world of
university learning in India, followed by European colonization, which led to
further erosion and degeneration of India’s traditional learning systems, have
been taken up in some detail. Readers will get a snapshot view of India's
education system down the ages from ancient to modern times.
Sahana Singh is an engineer-turned
writer/editor who writes on a variety of issues including water management,
environment and Indian history. A post-graduate from Delhi College of
Engineering, she has won several awards for journalism. Her articles have been
published in Reader’s Digest, Washington Post, Discovery Channel Asia, Asian
Water Magazine, Swarajya, IndiaFacts, MyInd Makers and other
Sahana is a member of Indian History Awareness and Research, a
Houston-based think tank. She is passionate about travelling and connecting the
dots across different societies, civilizations and disciplines.