The number of student coming from foreign countries to study at Nalanda included considerably larger number of Chinese students. About hundred Chinese travelers came to receive education at Nalanda.
Besides Nalanda, Ujjain was another important centre of education where especially astrology and mathematics were taught. Taxila was also an important centre of education. Besides these universities, education was imparted in many other centers.
King Harsha was himself a great poet and dramatist; the three dramas 'Priyadarshika,' 'Ratnavali' are attributed to him.
The famous literary works, 'Harshacharit' and 'Kadambari' were written by Bana during Harsha's period. Great power Bharavi and the famous scholar Shilabhadra were also there during his reign. Achraya jayasena was also in the court of Harsha.
Thus there had been a great progress in the field of literature and education during Harsha's period, and it is due to this that this period occupies an important position in the history of India. It is on account of this feature that this age has been praised by different scholars. Hiuen Tsang was astonished and very much impressed to see the progress of education and literature in those days.
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