Ashoka in Ancient India

Ashoka in Ancient India

eBook - 2015
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In the third century BCE, Ashoka ruled an empire encompassing much of modern-day India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. During his reign, Buddhism proliferated across the South Asian subcontinent, and future generations of Asians came to see him as the ideal Buddhist king. Disentangling the threads of Ashoka's life from the knot of legend that surrounds it, Nayanjot Lahiri presents a vivid biography of this extraordinary Indian emperor and deepens our understanding of a legacy that extends beyond the bounds of his lifetime and dominion.
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts :, Harvard University Press,, 2015
ISBN: 9780674915237
0674915232
0674057775
9780674057777
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xix, 385 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps

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