The Argumentative Indian
The connection between India and China has been there from time immemorial. There are evidences of that right from first century itself. China has always enriched India with its innovative products and India has done that in the form of Vedic literatures and religious scripts, mostly Buddhist. He talks about how Chinese silk was popular in India in the first millennium itself. I remember very well in my childhood there used to be a material called “china silk”, which was very popular among the youth at that time. It used to be a shiny material, which would attract people’s attention wherever they go, irrespective of whether it is night or day. It would shine under both sunlight and street lights. A good number of scholars have travelled both ways and exchanged a lot of knowledge. Some of them have even stayed for around 10 – 12 years in the other country before going back with the takes-away to the mother land. In the process, some have even changed their home to the other country.