Asoka, the Mauryan king
A list of online resources
Asoka, also known as Ashoka the great, was the third king of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled India from 269 BCE to 232 BCE. He was the son of Bindusara and the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who stablished the Mauryan rule. Here are some useful links and resources about Ashoka.
The Edicts of Ashoka, English rendering by Ven. S. Dhammika
Asoka’s Edicts & Inscriptions (GK Today)
The Geographical Locations of The Rock Edicts of Asoka
The Legend of King Asoka: A Study and Translation of the Asokavadana
by John S. Strong
Edicts of Asoka, N.A.Nikam
Asoka, by D.R. Bhandarkar, R. G. Bhandarkar, Asian Educational Services.
Asoka the Buddhist Emperor of India, by Vincent A. Smith
Asoka, by Mookerji Radhakumud, Motilal Banarsidas, 1995
Asoka Maurya and His Successors (History of India, Edited by A. V. Williams Jackson)
Early Life of Asoka the Great (Devanampriya Priyadarshi)
This list is in progress. Please let us know if you know of some good Oral history archive on the Internet which concerns us and we may have missed. Please report if you find any dead links.