Buddhism (Part-4)

Buddhism Part-4 The rise and fall of Buddhism The causes for rise of Buddhism Kshatriya class’s rising resentment towards the domination of the priestly class: Under the order of hierarchy in the Varna system Brahmanas were ranked at the top due to their knowledge and […]

Buddhism Part-3

Buddhism Part-3 Buddhist Architecture Cave Architecture Viharas are dwelling places used by wandering monks during the rainy season which later evolved into centres of learning. Chaityas are shrines, sanctuaries, temples or prayer halls which have a giant hall with high vaulted roof, with a lot […]

Buddhism Part-2

Buddhism Part-2 The Buddhist councils: Buddhist Councils marked important turning points in the evolution of Buddhism. First Council: The council was held in the Sattapani cave at Rajgriha. It was held around 483 BC and was presided by Mahakasyapa under the patronage of King Ajatshatru. […]

Buddhism Part-1

Buddhism Part-1 About Buddhism Buddhism is one of the most prevelant religions of South and South-Eastern Asian countries. It originated in India over 2,600 years ago when Gautama Buddha gained enlightenment and spread his teachings. Currently it is the world’s fourth-largest religion and has over […]

Forms of Government (Communism)

Forms of Government Part 4 Communism Communism is a socio-political, philosophical, and economic ideology developed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. This ideology was later adapted by Lenin during the Bolshevik Revolution which allowed them to take power in Russia in 1917. The key feature […]

Forms of Government (Totalitarianism)

Forms of Government Part 3 Let us move on to another form of government as a part of our ongoing series. Totalitarianism Totalitarianism is a form of government and a political system that prohibits all opposition, whether it be individual or group, to the state […]

Forms of Government (Monarchy)

Forms of Government Part 2 We are continuing with our series on the various forms of governments that exists in the world. Monarchy Monarchy is one of the oldest forms of government, where absolute power is vested in the hands of a single ruler generally […]

History of India’s Neighbours-7

History of India’s Neighbours-7   Pakistan Part 1   About Pakistan Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia which is neighboring India. Pakistan has the world’s second largest Muslim population, after Indonesia. Pakistan is also home to Mehrgarh which […]

History of India’s Neighbours-3

History of India’s Neighbours-3 China About China China, officially the People’s Republic of China is the most populous country in the world. It is also home to one four oldest civilizations in the world. It is also currently the most populous country in the world […]