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Great Lives 5: Ashoka the Great
     

Great Lives 5: Ashoka the Great

by History World
 
In the history of India, Ashoka is referred to as Samraat Chakravartin Ashoka – the "Emperor of Emperors Ashoka". His name "a?>oka" means "painless, without sorrow" in Sanskrit (the a privativum and ?>oka "pain, distress"). In his edicts, he is referred to as Devānāmpriya (Pali Devānaṃpiya or "The Beloved Of The Gods"), and

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In the history of India, Ashoka is referred to as Samraat Chakravartin Ashoka – the "Emperor of Emperors Ashoka". His name "a?>oka" means "painless, without sorrow" in Sanskrit (the a privativum and ?>oka "pain, distress"). In his edicts, he is referred to as Devānāmpriya (Pali Devānaṃpiya or "The Beloved Of The Gods"), and Priyadar?>in (Pali Piyadasī or "He who regards everyone with affection").

Along with the Edicts of Ashoka, his legend is related in the later 2nd-century A?>okāvadāna ("Narrative of Asoka") and Divyāvadāna ("Divine narrative"), and in the Sri Lankan text Mahavamsa ("Great Chronicle").

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ISBN-13:
9781300219705
Publisher:
Lulu.com
Publication date:
09/21/2012
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LULU PRESS
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
778 KB

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