Nalanda Rising

The ruins of the ancient university of Nalanda.

A recent New York Times piece details a plan that's in the works to spend $1 billion to revive the legendary university known as Nalanda, nearby it's ancient site. A consortium led by Singapore and including India, Japan and other nations will attempt to raise $500 million to build a new university and another $500 million to develop necessary infrastructure.

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TAGS — Buddhism, education, Nalanda, NYT

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Tue 26 Feb 2008 at 12:04PM

Atul Kumar

Nalanda Rising is moving from dream to execution phase. Most interestingly, it has started attracting the smart social-entrepreneurs as well. My friend and partner, Naveen Sharma has started a multi-media museum in Nalanda to bring some of the effects and glory of that ancient land to more vivid sound and light. Once you step in the museum then you can be literally transported back to the age of wisdom

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