May 27, 2022
Modi Visits the Buddha’s Birthplace in Nepal
By Santosh Sharma Poudel
The Indian prime minister’s religious diplomacy could make Nepal a pawn in India’s domestic politics, even make it appear complicit in BJP’s communal politics.
May 25, 2022
What Lies Behind Modi’s Nepal Visit?
By Bipin Ghimire and Apoorva Pathak
The choice to visit Lumbini for Buddha's birthday was carefully crafted both religiously and geopolitically.
March 21, 2019
China Is Winning the War for Nepali Buddhism
By Lauren Jackson
China's inroads in Nepal mean increasing control over Buddhist heritage sites – with implications for Tibet.
November 26, 2013
Lumbini Discovery: Time to Push Back the Buddha’s Birthday?
Buddhism’s central figure may have lived more than a century earlier than previously thought.