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— An excerpt from the book “On The Trail of Buddha: A Journey To The East” by Deepankar Aron. The book describes the spiritual, philosophical, and cultural linkages that bind India to the East Asian civilisations; and explores the ‘ancient India’, beautifully preserved in the traditions, art, and architecture of China, as also in Mongolia, Korea and Japan, to where it spread from China…

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