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Historical linkages between Lumbini and Takshila discussed

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The Pakistan Embassy in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Studies in South Asia (CASSA) organized a seminar on the topic “Lumbini and Takshila: Conceptualizing the Concept” on Monday. During the Seminar, participants discussed deep historical linkages between the archeological sites in Lumbini (Nepal) and Taxila (Pakistan).
A recently undertaken research work by Professor Dr Sangita Rayamajhi and Professor Dr. Arun Gupto was launched. Besides the author, the Seminar was addressed by Professor Haridaya Ratna Bajracharaya, Vice Chancellor Lumbini Buddhist University.
Addressing the event, Pakistan Ambassador Dr Mazhar Javed highlighted the civilization linkages between the two sides of archeological importance. He underlined the importance of the location of Taxila which allowed it to absorb external influences that its arts to led to the evolution of Gandhara Art.

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