'Buddhism has globalised Indian culture'

TNN, Feb 22, 2012

VARANASI, India -- Buddhism has not only influenced the art and culture of the country but also globalised the Indian culture. On that note, the Centre of Excellence, department of history, Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth (MGKV) organised a seven-day national workshop on the 'Role of Buddhism in the Cultural Intergration of India' at the seminar hall of the history department on Tuesday.

According to Dr Gopal Yadav, assistant professor, MGKV and spokeperson, over 70 delegates including students, research scholars, senior faculty members from various universities and colleges of the city participated in the seven day workshop.

During the workshop, different topics like influence of Bhuddhism on Indian art, effect of Buddhist religion in uplifting social integration and various social organisations of the country, Buddhist literature influencing the Indian Medieval literature and many other related topics were discussed at length on Tuesday.

Prof Rana P B Singh, department of geography, Banaras Hindu University ( BHU); Dr Prithvish Naag, vice chancellor, MGKV; Prof Mahesh Vikram Singh, head of department, MGKV, and many other scholars and professors were present on the occasion.