Decline of Buddhism in India

6 06 2007

It is necessary to make this distinction because the fall of Buddhism is one, the reasons for which are very different from those which brought about its downfall. For the fall is due to quite obvious causes while the reasons for its decline are not quite so obvious.

N B :-Dr. Ambedkar held brahminism responsible for “decline of Buddhism” and Islam for “fall” of it. According to him, Islamic invasion gave a death blow to the summer sapling of Buddhism already wilted under the heat of brahminical political and socio-cultural conspiracy.

CHAPTER-5- The Decline and Fall of Buddhism, part-III. Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Ancient India, Volume-III. Dr. Ambedkar Writing and Speeches



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