India-China Civilisational Connect – Shri Tarun Vijay
Even though India’s bilateral relations with China have seen many ups and downs in the post-Independece era, the two countries share a deep civilizational bond. More than a thousand Indian monks had travelled to China, to teach Buddhism, though detailed record of approximately only 200 of them are available. Notable names include among them are Bodhidharma, Kashayp, Amoghvajra, Batuo,,Kumarajiva,etc.
This study aims to bring out the most significant of India’s contributions towards the making of a civilizational, spiritual and literary China through a comprehensive research on the greatest of the Indian monks, Kumarajiva. None in the Indian history has influenced a vast section of population in a foreign country as Kumarajiva who hailed from Kashmir and stayed in China till his death in c. 409 CE.