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This biography, written by D.R. Bhandarkar, is of the famous Buddhist emperor of India called Asoka (meaning: without sorrow). The book is divided in detail: His early life; the empire and administration; Asoka as a Buddhist; his Dharma; Asoka as a missionary; the social and religious life as shown from Asokan monuments; his place in history; and, Asokan inscriptions and specifically discussed are the 14 rocks edits that have been styled Dhamma lipi (edits for the prorogation of Dhamma or rightful conduct).

D.R. Bhandarkarwas and Indian archaeologist and epigraphist who worked with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). He was the Carmichael Professor of Ancient Indian History and Culture in the University of Calcutta.

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