Asoka

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Motilal Banarsidass Publishe, 1962 - India - 289 pages
Written by one of the eminent historians this book brings out substantially the chief features of King Asoka's glorious rule. It represents Asoka as a great humanitarian, wise stateman, good administrator, social reformer and upholder of truth, law and order. Nowhere else can we get such an immense wealth of information on the social and cultural milieu in the reign of this monarch. The book is divided into eight chapters. Of these the first six deal with the early life and family of the Emperor, the details of his career as king, his administration, religion, monuments, and the social conditions of the country during this period. The last two chapters contain the text of the inscriptions, their translation and annotation. Chapters II and VII are followed by appendices on the Asokan chronology from the legends and Rock Edicts. Chapter VIII has an appendix on the Script, Dialect and Grammar of the inscriptions. The value of the book is enhanced by the insertion of an index and addenda on some valuable inscriptions and Rock Edicts, fifteen plates and a map of Asoka`s Empire.
 

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Contents

AFTER pA6E
1
History
44
Social Conditions
101
Translation and Annotation of the Inscrip
107
B BhaBru Bairat No 2 Rock Edict
117
Fourteen Rock Edicts
128
E Seven Pillar Edicts
172
F Four Minor Pillar Edicts
193
G Two Commemorative Pillar Inscrip
201
H Three Cave Inscriptions
205
Texts of the Inscriptions
215
On the Script Dialect
246
Index
255
Addenda
275
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