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- ASHOKA : THE SEARCH FOR INDIA'S LOST EMPEROR
DetailsIndia'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.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Allen is the author of a number of bestselling booksabout India and the colonial experience elsewhere. He is atraveller, historian and master storyteller.
SKU Code PRK B 2734 Weight in Kg 0.1400 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780349122380 Author Name Charles Allen Publisher Name HACHETTE BOOK GROUP USA