T. Harikrishnan

The Dark Side of Religion: When Fanaticism Destroys Civilization

Bakhtiyar khilji was a Turkish Afghan general of Muhammad Ghori who was responsible for bringing Eastern Indian parts of modern day Bihar and Bengal under Turkic control.

He was one among many small generals of Ghori but gained political clout after annexation of Bihar region and later Bengal but especially destruction of Nalanda University which was considered base of knowledge and prosperity of Subcontinent civilization of that time.

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