King Aśoka and Buddhism: Historical and Literary Studies
Buddhist Publication Society, 1994 - Buddhism - 161 pages
Articles; chiefly relating to India and Sri Lanka.
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Aśoka and Buddhism as Reflected in the Asokan Edicts
Aśokas Edicts and the Third Buddhist Council
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