Ashoka The Great Great Emperor By Rajdip Saha

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About Emperor Ashoka.

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Ashoka, the great emperor.:

Ashoka, the great emperor.

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A very big kingdom=an empire Ashoka was one of the greatest emperor to history. The empire that Ashoka ruled was founded by his grandfather, Chandragupta Maurya, more than 2300 years ago. Chandragupta was supported by a wise man named Chankya or Kautilya.

Dynasty:

Dynasty When members from the same family became rulers one after another, the family is often called a dynasty. The mauryas were a dynasty with three important rulers – Chandragupta, his son Bindusara, and Bindusara’s son, Ashoka.

Ashoka’s empire:

There were several cities in the empire. Taxila, and Ujjain. Taxila was a gateway to the northwest, including Central Asia, while Ujjain lay on the route from north to south India. Merchants, officials and craft persons probably lived in these cities. Ashoka’s empire

Ruling the empire:

Ruling the empire Different parts of the empire was ruled differently. The area around Pataliputra was under the direct control of the emperor. Officials were appointed to collect taxes from those who lived in villages and towns in the area. Messengers went to and fro, and spies kept watch on the officials. The emperor supervised them all, with the help of members of the royal family, and senior ministers. There were vast areas between the cities in the empire. Here the Mauryas controlled roads and rivers, which were important for transport, and to collect whatever resources were available as tax and tribute.

Forested Regions :

There were also forested regions. People living in these areas were more or less independent, but may have been expected to provide elephants ,timber ,honey and wax to Mauryan officials. Forested Regions

Information about Ashoka.:

Information about Ashoka. The occasions on which the emperor appears in public are celebrated with grand royal processions. Ashoka was carried in golden palanquin. His guards ride elephants decorated with gold and silver. Some of the guards carry trees on which live birds, including a flock of trained parrots, circled about the head of the emperor. The king is normally surrounded by armed women. He is afraid that someone may try to kill him. he has special servants to taste the food before he eats. He never sleeps in the same bedroom for two nights.

Ashoka, a unique ruler:

The most famous Mauryan ruler was Ashoka. He was the first ruler who tried to take his message to the people through inscriptions. Most of Ashoka’s inscriptions were in prakrit and were in the Bramhi script. Ashoka, a unique ruler

Ashoka’s war in Kalinga:

Ashoka’s war in Kalinga Kalinga is the ancient name of coastal Orissa . Ashoka fought a war to conquer Kalinga. However, he was so horrified when he saw violence and bloodshed that he decided to not to fight any more wars. He is the only king in the history of the world who gave up conquest after winning a war.

Ashoka’s dhamma:

Ashoka’s dhamma Ashoka’s dhamma did not involve worship of a god, or performance of a sacrifice. He felt that just as a rather tries to teach his children, he had a duty to instruct his subjects. he was also inspired by the teachings of Buddha.

Problem’s in Asoka's emperor with religions:

There were a number of problems that troubled him. People in the empire followed different religions, and these sometimes led to conflict. Animals were sacrificed. Slaves and servants were ill treated. Besides, there were quarrels in families and amongst neighbors. Problem’s in Asoka's emperor with religions

Spreading dhamma’s ideas:

Ashoka appointed officials, known as dhamma mahamatta who went from place to place teaching peoples about dhamma. Besides Ashoka got his message inscribed on rocks and pillars, instructing his officials to read his message to those who could not read it themselves. Ashoka also sent messengers to spread ideas about dhamma to other lands, such as Syria, Egypt, Greece and Sri Lanka. Spreading dhamma’s ideas

An important date to remember:

Beginning of the Mauryan empire ( more than 2300 years ago ) An important date to remember

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