By James Wynbrandt
Introduces readers to the dramatic occasions, striking humans, and particular customs and traditions that experience formed the various world's international locations, with every one quantity protecting a selected kingdom and supplying a concise background of the struggles and triumphs of the ..Title: .A short background of Pakistan..Author: .Wynbrandt, James/ Gerges, Fawaz A. (FRW)..Publisher: .Facts on File..Publication Date: .2008/12/01..Number of Pages: .336..Binding sort: .HARDCOVER..Library of Congress: .2008008921
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Buddhism itself was undergoing a transformation. At first seen as a teacher, Buddha over time was elevated to the status of a god, worthy of worship. This led to a great deal of temple building. Hindus and Jains also made the ancestral heroes of their legends and lore into deities, human reincarnations of gods. E. Kanishka was briefly suc- among adherents evolved from that of a ceeded by his son Huvishka, who teacher to a deity. (Courtesy Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation) was replaced that same year by Vasudeva I.
These guiding spirits included Zoroaster (ca. ) in Iran; Pythagoras (ca. ) and Laozi (fl. sixth century) in China; and Siddhartha Gautama (ca. ), known as the Buddha, and Mahavira (ca. ), who spread Jainism, in India. Jainism Mahavira was born a prince at Vaisali, near Patna, India. The son of Siddhartha, chief of the Nat Clan of the Kshatriyas, his given name was Vardhamana. At age 30 he gave up his life of ease to embark on a spiritual quest and wandered as a monk for 13 years until attaining supreme knowledge.
Such was the importance of maintaining strong ties with China that before the leader of Kabul and Swat passed rule to his son, he sought approval from China. Underscoring China’s interest in defending its flank, China also granted the son the title “Brave General Guarding the Left” in approving the succession. Meanwhile the resurgent Arabs resumed efforts to expand their empire in Central Asia.
A Brief History of Pakistan by James Wynbrandt