Asoka: The King and the Man

Thaplyal, Kiran Kumar

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Book Description Aryan Books, 2012. Content Forewordi Preface Acknowledgements List of Illustrations Roman Equivalents of Devanagari Letters 1 Introduction 2 Classification of the Edicts and Their Salient Features 3 Personal Life and Family 4 Conquest and Extent of Empire 5 Administration 6 Asoka as a Buddhist 7 The Dhamma of Asoka 8 Asokas Prescription for Sectarian Harmony 9 Aspects of Religion and Society as Gleaned from Asokan Inscriptions 10 Monuments 11 Estimate 265 Appendices Appendix I Alphabetical List of the Find-spots of Asokan Edicts Appendix II Date of Asoka Appendix III Chronology of Asokan Edicts and Events of His Reign Based on Them Appendix IV Asoka in Sculptural Art Appendix V Ratanpurwa Version of the Minor Rock Edict I Plates Select Bibliography IndexThe present volume comprising 11 Chapters deals variously with political and economic background and sources; classification and features of edicts; early life and family; conquests and extent of empire; administration; faith in Buddhism; dhamma; religious harmony; society and religions; monuments; and estimate of Asoka Of five Appendices the last one deals with the latest discovered Asokan inscription brought to light by the author Some points may be highlighted If Taxila Aramaic inscription was engraved during Asokas viceroyalty then Priyadarsi occurring in it was not his coronation name The first five lines of the Panguraria inscription do not refer to Asoka as viceroy on pleasure tour Identifications and status of Asokas queens suggested by scholars are rejected and alternate suggestions offered The views that Asoka allowed the slaughter of two peacocks and one deer because he was fond of their meat or because their meat was offered to family deity have been countered It is argued with evidence that Chandragupta and not Bindusara married a Greek princess Asoka ruthlessly attacked Kalinga as in the war of succession its king had sided with his rival Asoka has been criticized for granting merely three days for making appeal against death sentence its review judgment on the review and conveying the same to the petitioner The circumstances of the presence of the Separate Rock Edicts at Sannati have been critically examined Literary and epigraphic evidences show that elephant in Asokan art symbolises Buddha and so the view that the Dhauli elephant represents Asoka is not correct Asokas statement that as a lay Buddhist after association with samgha by exerting much he made people extremely pious clearly shows that the dhamma he propagated was Buddhism and leaves no scope for debate about it 330 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 100298

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