Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor

Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor

by Charles L. Allen


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781468300710
Publisher: The Overlook Press
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Pages: 480
Sales rank: 1,237,933
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Charles Allen is the author of many distinguished books about India and the colonial experience, including Plain Tales from the Raj, Kipling Sahib, and The Buddha and Dr. Fuhrer. A traveller, historian, and master storyteller, he is one of the great chroniclers of India.

Table of Contents

Preface: The King Without Sorrow xi

1 The Breaking of Idols 1

2 The Golden Column of Firoz Shah 6

3 Objects of Enquiry 28

4 Enter Alexander 46

5 Furious Orientalists 69

6 The Long Shadow of Horace Hayman Wilson 96

7 Prinsep's Ghat 120

8 Thus Spake King Piyadasi 153

9 Brian Hodgson's Gift 182

10 Records of the Western Regions 202

11 Alexander Cunningham the Great 227

12 Sir Alexander in Excelsis 251

13 Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum 279

14 India after Cunningham 303

15 Ashoka in the Twentieth Century 331

16 The Rise and Fall of Ashokadharma 362

Acknowledgements 401

Appendix: The Rock and Pillar Edicts 405

Notes 426

Index 448

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