Buddhism impact 1-2
against Brahman supremacy. 0.08% of Indian population mainly dalit converts and in Maharashtra North East Sikkim Ladakh area.
Away from rituals. Self belief and simple philosophy. Middle path in life. Foreign contact. Less emphasis on rituals.
Non violence and peace and meditation. Cultural value for Japan China Thailand and now even spreading to Western countries.
Economic. Protection to cattle. Encouraging trade. Building various temples and cave architecture.
Political life. Democratic spirit. Panchsheel policy and Gandhi's philosophy of nine violence.
Education institutions. Nalanda. Takshila. Vikramshila. Parlour and say na rulers of Bengal patronised.
Foreign travellers like fa xian hueng tseng. Literature. Nagarjuna madhyam Marg. Ashwaghosh Buddha Charitra. Buddhist paintings. Temples. Philosophy.
Social mobility of dalits. Unity of India.
8.4 million 80% are the lips. Literacy rate 80%
But many still not escape caste system.