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  Edicts of King Asoka
By: Meena Talim

Edicts of King Asoka


 
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Author: Meena Talim
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9788173053856
Publication Date: 2010

Product Code: 16912
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King Aśoka has come to be regarded as one of the most exemplary rules in world history. His edicts, inscribed on rocks and pillars, proclaim Aśoka's reforms and policies and promulgate his advice to his subjects.
The presents book makes a pioneering attempt to provide the texts of Aśoka's edicts converted into Pali along with English translations discusses pertinent problems, viz: Dates of the edicts, why King Aśoka did eulogize Buddha? Who inscribed? For the first time all the edicts and edicts, pillar edicts, cave edicts and edicts inscribed outside India have been studied together. In addition, tables of chronology of all the edicts have been enumerated. Also provided are the maps giving the exact location of the edicts.
The present rendering of his edicts offers the reader insights into a powerful and capable ruler's attempt to establish an empire on the formulation of righteousness, reign which makes the moral and spiritual welfare of his subjects its primary concern. The volume would this provide a peep unto the life and personality of king Aśoka and is bound to be an asset for the scholars, students and those interested in Ancient Indian History and culture.


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