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Author: D. C. Ahir
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Author: Harish Singhal
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ISBN: 9780983690306
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Category : Fiction
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by Harish Singhal, Asok Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Asok books, H.G. Wells called Asoka the greatest king in history; he did not mention that Asoka is a puzzle: a monster, a saint, orthodox and radical by turn. He killed like Genghis Khan, and yet, became the St. Paul of Buddhism. He blindly followed his fundamentalist religion, but left it because it oppressed the masses. An imperious king, he provided equality, social justice to his people and promoted religious tolerance. Above all, he provided free healthcare. He was the first to build beautiful monuments in India. Who was this man? Was he a Tristan in love--a doomed romantic lover? An artist in search of self-expression? Was he looking for meaning in chaos? This is the first fictional biography of this enigmatic figure. The story zigzags like the man. Asoka is an underdog--fourth in line of succession. At eleven, he runs into cannibals and escapes getting cooked. His grandfather's widow, Livia, a Persian princess, poisons Asoka's mother and adopts him -she aspires to be Queen Mother. At seventeen, he is found making love in a temple room to a flower girl--oblivious of the bodies outside swaying to holy chants. When charged with rape, he runs away to Taxila (modern Peshawar in Pakistan) to study religion--the source of political power then. And now! When Taxila Administrator leads a secessionist movement, he mercilessly puts down the uprising and becomes governor. He now falls in love with the young and beautiful Anga, but she has an Egyptian soldier on her mind. The king dies. Gambling his life, he enters the palace at night, kills his brothers in a bid to seize the throne. The crown prince escapes; Asoka faces a civil war. It takes him three years to turn things around. He turns to Anga--she is still not ready for him. With his persistence he wins Anga at last. For a brief period he finds connubial bliss, she is a loving and passionate woman. Then his demon rises, he hankers to win a great war to please the gods. He marches to Kalinga (modern Orissa) accompanied by Anga. On the battlefield, 400,000 men are slaughtered. Immortality is at hand. Ironically, his life begins to fall apart after the war. Anga is devastated by the carnage. Asoka wants his happiness back. What happens to him and Anga, is the story of every soldier disfigured-bodily or mentally--by war. But Asoka was a powerful king. What happened to him changed the history of India, and the history of world religions. After the fashion of Robert Graves' I, Claudius, Asoka is also the story of the first empire of India-the Maurya Dynasty. Asoka is laden with political intrigue, family strife, conspiracies, murders, war, moral turpitude, and tribal rituals. In the end, it is a story of love, war, loss, and memory. Written to engage, educate and entertain, 'Asoka' seeks to introduce a generation of readers to a hidden chapter of history and the life of a man far ahead of his time. Published in India in May 2010, Asoka has been enthusiastically received. The Asian Age (published from London and major cities in India) called it "a magical story of love;" the prestigious Hindu Literary Review described it as "a rollicking roller-coaster of a book that thrills, touches our emotions...and enchants with its descriptions." Readers too, both in the U.S. and India have warmly responded: "A fascinating book," "a gem" etc. See more on the back cover.


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Author: John S. Strong
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120806160
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Category : Tripiotaka
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by John S. Strong, The Legend Of King A Oka Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Legend Of King A Oka books, This first English translation of the Asokavadana text, the Sanskrit version of the legend of King Asoka, first written in the second century A.D. Emperor of India during the third century B.C. and one of the most important rulers in the history of Buddhism. Asoka has hitherto been studied in the West primarily from his edicts and rock inscriptions in many parts of the Indian subcontinent. Through an extensive critical essay and a fluid translation, John Strong examines the importance of the Asoka of the legends for our overall understanding of Buddhism. Professor Strong contrasts the text with the Pali traditions about Kind Asoka and discusses the Buddhist view of kingship, the relationship of the state and the Buddhist community, the king s role in relating his kingdom to the person of the Buddha, and the connection between merit making, cosmology, and Buddhist doctrine. An appendix provides summaries of other stories about Asoka.


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Author: Radhakumud Mookerji
Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe
ISBN: 9788120805828
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Category : India
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by Radhakumud Mookerji, Asoka Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Asoka books, 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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Author: F Harold Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135029296
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The Buddhist Way Of Life

by F Harold Smith, The Buddhist Way Of Life Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Buddhist Way Of Life books, Originally published in 1951. This study of Buddhism deals with the early tradition, followed by a brief consideration of its historicity and the form the religion takes in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. The main line of development in India, China and Japan is then discussed. Focussing on essential Buddhism in both its chief schools, the Lesser and Greater Vehicle, the influence of philosophy on sect and of both on the practical affairs of history are examined.


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Author: Peter Wilson Prabhakar
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170998907
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Category : India
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Wars Proxy Wars And Terrorism

by Peter Wilson Prabhakar, Wars Proxy Wars And Terrorism Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wars Proxy Wars And Terrorism books, The Objective Of This Volume Is To Highlight India`S Relations With Her Neighbouring Countries Such As Pakistan, China And Bangladesh And To Show How Through Different Wars India Survives As A Strong Nation And To Demonstrate How Competently The Country`S Leadership Had Been Handling The Various Challenges In The Last Quarter Of The Twentieth Century.


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Author: Lee A. Farrow
Publisher: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874138870
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Category : History
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Between Clan And Crown

by Lee A. Farrow, Between Clan And Crown Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Between Clan And Crown books, "Farrow's conclusions are based on extensive research in published and archival primary sources, including inheritance and land disputes overseen by the Imperial Russian Senate, as well as confiscation records from the Chancellery of Confiscations, and are an important contribution to the ongoing debate about the nature of Russian aristocracy."--Jacket.


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Author: Aśoka (King of Magadha)
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