Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor

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Little, Brown Book Group, 21 փտվ, 2012 թ. - 480 էջ
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India's lost emperor Ashoka Maurya has a special place in history. In his quest to govern India by moral force alone he turned Buddhism from a minor sect into a world religion, and set up a new yardstick for government. But Ashoka's bold experiment ended in tragedy and he was forgotten for almost two thousand years.

In this beautifully written, multi-layered journey Charles Allen describes how fragments of the Ashokan story were gradually discovered, pieced together by a variety of British Orientalists: antiquarians, archaeologists and epigraphists. In doing so, they did much to recover India's ancient history itself. The Lost Emperor tells the story of the man who was arguably the greatest ruler India has ever known.

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Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - manishch - LibraryThing

Well researched and exhaustive account of how the history of Ashoka and Buddhism in India was rediscovered in the 1800s. Charles Allen has transformed the dry, historical account into an interesting ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

Հաճախորդի կարծիքը  - manishch - LibraryThing

Well researched and exhaustive account of how the history of Ashoka and Buddhism in India was rediscovered in the 1800s. Charles Allen has transformed the dry, historical account into an interesting ... Read full review

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Charles Allen is the author of a number of bestselling books about India and the colonial experience elsewhere. He is a traveller, historian and master storyteller.

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