Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas

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Author  Romila Thapar
Publisher  Oxford University Press
Publication Date   February 1, 1997
ISBN  0195639324
Pages  344

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First published in 1961, this classic work is based largely on the edicts of Asoka, whose policies are analyzed against the background of Mauryan civilization during the third and fourth centuries B.C. The present edition has been thoroughly revised with a new afterword and archaeological site map.

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