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International Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Studies

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part A (2024)

Buddhism in Kashmir: From the lens of Chinese travelers

Author(s):

Pervaiz Ahmed Jaral and Munaza Fayaz

Abstract:

The modern day Himalayan union territory of Jammu & Kashmir has long been acted as a gateway to not only India but to the whole central Asia. It is due to this fact this place have enjoyed the privilege to enrich itself with multi-cultural tenets of almost every central Asian country. The historical sources suggests that that Buddhism paved its way into China in the first century of common-era and Buddhism was by then an established faith of Kashmir. The Chinese thrust of getting acquainted with the detail doctrinal aspects of the Buddhism made them travel towards their western neighbor and hence a new form of inter-cultural journey begun.
The records of Fa-hien, Hiuen-tsang and I-tsing are well known to the students and scholars and have served one of the primary sources for the study of history of India. This paper will attempt to analyze the Buddhism and Buddhist practices of Kashmir region through the lens of Chinese travelers. Apart from above mentioned big names few other monks from china also travelled to the Kashmir region such as Fa-yong, Che-mong and Ou-Kong and a reference will also be made from their records.
 

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How to cite this article:
Pervaiz Ahmed Jaral and Munaza Fayaz. Buddhism in Kashmir: From the lens of Chinese travelers. Int. J. Arts Humanit. Social Stud. 2024;6(1):07-10. DOI: 10.33545/26648652.2024.v6.i1a.77
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