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King Asoka, A Love Story : A Glimpse Into The Golden Past Of India

Price : $37.00
ISBN # : 9788124115329
Author : Dhruv Raina
pages: 395
Edition : Hardcover
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Har-Anand Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Published : 2010

After conquering Kalinga in 261 BC, Asoka, a Maurya King, relinquished war and his religion and became a Buddhist. What transformed him? We do not know. Perhaps, it was a deep personal pain. The incredible story of great Asoka is told here for the first time. It is the story of a King who knew ambition, intrigue, murder, and war, too well. Yet he became, as H.G. Wells said, the greatest King in world history. It is an inspiring story for all: today's leaders, young men and women. Asoka has shaped today's India more than any other leader: vegetarianism, compassion for all life, religious tolerance, and love for peace. Buddhism is his gift to the world.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 26 October, 2010.
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