India’s Effort to Revive Its First University Creates a Local Uproar


The original Nalanda U., founded some 1,600 years ago, was among the world’s first residential universities, 
with more than 10,000 students. The campus was left in ruins by invaders late in the 12th century.
March 17, 2014

Amartya Sen first saw the colossal, red-brick ruins of old Nalanda University at the age of 11. After Mr. Sen told his family that he wanted to be a professor, his grandfather took the future Harvard University economist and Nobel laureate to see the…

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