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Abhishek Amar

Associate Professor of Asian Studies Abhishek S. Amar was invited to deliver a special lecture at an international conference on “Buddhist Cultural Heritage of India: Recent Archaeological Findings” in August,  organized by Savitribai Phule Pune University, India.

Amar's lecture titled 'Buddhist Monasteries and Settlement Shrines: Mapping the Extent of Buddhism in Early Medieval Magadha' examined the history of three rural Buddhist monastic sites and their connections with the settlements and local polities in early medieval India.

At the 19th Congress of International Association of Buddhist Studies, held in Seoul, South Korea, Amar's talk titled ' Reimagining Nalanda in the Ninth century Eastern India' examined the UNESCO world heritage site of Nalanda and its layered institutional history. Both presentations were delivered virtually.

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