Impact Of Faxian And Xuanzang On India

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Impact of Faxian and Xuanzang on India

Kaelyn D’souza
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Introduction 3
Faxian – The First and Oldest 4
Xuanzang – The Young One 9
Importance of Faxian and Xuanzang In today’s Business World. 13
Conclusion 14


Impact of Buddhist Travellers like Faxian and Xuanzang on India
The spread of Buddhist principles from India to China led to a profusion of multicultural interactions that had a deep influence on Asia and world history. The expeditions of Buddhist hermits and pilgrims and the coinciding exchange of spiritual script and relics not only encouraged communication between the Indian territories and various provinces of China, but also influenced people
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Faxian arrived during the rule of Chandragupta II and gave an overall depiction of North India at that time. He conveyed the inexistence of capital punishment, the absence of a poll-tax and land tax. He also stated that many residents did not ingest onions, garlic, meat and wine.
Chandragupta II – A Brief
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He says:
1. The government was disciplined and generous. The administrators were least involved in the private life of the masses. They were free to travel anywhere to like and didn’t compulsorily have to wait or be present for any magistrate or even his own rule. If they wanted to go, they would go, if they insisted on stopping they would do so.
2. Penalties were slight. In many situations, charges were considered adequate. Capital punishment was never bestowed. However, the right hands were cut off in the case of delinquents that were persistent.
3. Robbers and highwaymen couldn’t affect travellers as public highways were secured against them. Even Faxian who journeyed extensively was never burgled.
4. The masses could easily pay their taxes as the rate of tax was low.
5. Revenue was obtained primarily from land and the same was accepted both in cash and kind.
6. Officers of the administration were paid adequate salaries in cash on a regular basis. These ensured that the officers were truthful and never could be bribed or wrong the
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