Book Name in Malayalam : അശോക The Search for India's Lost Emperor In his quest to govern India by moral froce alone, India's Ashoka Maurya turned Buddhism from a minor sect into a world religion and setup a new yardstick for government. But his brave experiment ended in tragedy and his name was cleansed from the record so effecively that he was forgotten for almost two thousand years. Only a few mysterious stone monuments and inscriptions survived, and the story of how these keystones to the past were discovered and deciphered is every bit as remarkable as their author himself. An important sotry of colonical scholarly sleuthing... An impressively researched, much-needed study, with valuable period illustrations, which should introduce a fascinating historical figure to a new general audience. Independent A labour of love and notable scholarship, Charles Allen's Ashoka is a fitting testament to a forgotten epic of discovery... All who relish India's antiquity should read this book John Keay.
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