Legend of King Asoka


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Author  John S. Strong
Publisher  Motilal Banarsidass
Publication Date   May 31, 2016
ISBN  8120806166
Pages  335

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This first English translation of the Asokavadana text, the Sanskrit version of the legend of King Asoka, first written in the second century A.D. Emperor of during the third century B.C. and one of the most important rulers in the history of Buddhism. Asoka has hitherto been studied in the West primarily from his edicts and rock inscriptions in many parts of the Indian subcontinent.

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