Fall of Buddhism: the Islam angle

6 06 2007

“There can be no doubt that the fall of Buddhism in was due to the invasions of the Musalmans.”

“Such was the slaughter of the Buddhist priesthood perpetrated by the Islamic invaders. The axe was struck at the very root. For by killing the Buddhist priesthood Islam killed Buddhism. This was the greatest disaster that befell the religion of Buddha in India.”

N B :-There are many such instances in chapter-5 where Dr. Ambedkar holds that Islam wiped out Buddhism from India. Budhhists either fled or converted to Islam. But in the next two chapters he provides ample evidence that it was Brahminism which put Buddhism in death bed, Islam simply cut off the life support. Unfortunately the islam angle is quoted in isolation which completely misconstrues Dr. Ambedkar’s thesis.

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




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14 07 2012

jay bhim

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