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Asoka, the Mauryan king
A list of online resources

July 2016

AsokaAsoka, also known as Ashoka the great, was the third king of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled India from 269 BCE to 232 BCE. He was the son of Bindusara and the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who stablished the Mauryan rule. Here are some useful links and resources about Ashoka.

The Edicts of Ashoka, English rendering by Ven. S. Dhammika

Asoka’s Edicts & Inscriptions (GK Today)

The Geographical Locations of The Rock Edicts of Asoka

The Legend of King Asoka: A Study and Translation of the Asokavadana
by John S. Strong

Edicts of Asoka, N.A.Nikam

Asoka, by D.R. Bhandarkar, R. G. Bhandarkar, Asian Educational Services.

Asoka the Buddhist Emperor of India, by Vincent A. Smith

Asoka, by Mookerji Radhakumud, Motilal Banarsidas, 1995

Asoka Maurya and His Successors (History of India, Edited by A. V. Williams Jackson)

Early Life of Asoka the Great (Devanampriya Priyadarshi)

This list is in progress. Please let us know if you know of some good Oral history archive on the Internet which concerns us and we may have missed. Please report if you find any dead links.

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