Archive for October, 2010

Nalanda and Muarajambi

While there are many similarities between the complex of Muarajambi and Nalanda, not many comparative studies have been made between the two, let us thus consider the similarities. As was the case with Nalanda, which served as an important seat of learning in India at the time, there is a possibility that in Indonesia during […]

Nalanda – One of the Oldest Seats of Learning in the World

Not many studies have been conducted on the function of the Muarajambi complex and its historical context. Although a number of international and domestic experts have analyzed its architectures and artifacts found in the area, however, there have not been any satisfactory explanations. Some experts limited their conclusion that Muarajambi complex was a place for […]

Writings by Pilgrims

The most important sources regarding Srivijaya as the centre of learning are the detailed writings from the famous Chinese pilgrim by the name of I-Tsing. He stayed in Srivijaya for a total of approximately ten years. Apart from I-Tsing’s writings, there are also writings from other pilgrims from China, India, Arab and Persia. I-Tsing I-Tsing […]