Indian history reveals the heroic deeds of great men. One bright star of Indian history was the first emperor to follow the principles of Ahimsa, Love and Peace. My hero is none other than the Emperor AshokaThe Great.
The grandson of Chandragupta and the son of Bindusar, Ashoka was brought up in Ashoka (English: o k; Sanskritized as IAST: Aoka), or in contemporary Prakrit Asoka, sometimes Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE. Sep 05, 2008 Ashoka was born in 304 BC. He was the son of the Mauryan Emperor Bindusara.
He had one younger brother and also older Sources: The edicts of Mauryan Emperor Ashoka that were found in different parts of the country are the most dependable evidences of his reign. Besides these edicts, the Buddhist book Divyavadana and Ceylonese chronicles Mahavamsa and Dipavamsa also give important information about Ashoka and his reign.
ADVERTISEMENTS: Read this comprehensive essay on Ashoka the Great (268 B. C. 233 B. C. ) Ashoka Vardhana, popularly known as Ashoka, succeeded his father emperor Bindusara in 273 BC. Before that he had been a very successful Viceroy first at Takhshila and then at Ujjain. He ruled over a vast and united kingdom of India [ Ashoka: Ashoka, last major emperor in the Mauryan dynasty of India. His vigorous patronage of Buddhism during his reign (c.
bce; also given as c. bce) furthered the expansion of that religion throughout India. Following his successful but bloody conquest of the Kalinga country on the east Ashoka was born as Devanampriya Priyadarshi Samrat Ashoka, in 304 BC, in Pataliputra (close to modernday Patna), to the second emperor of the Mauryan Dynasty, Bindusara, and Maharani Dharma.
Ashoka (or Asoka) was India's great emperor of the Mauryan Dynasty of India who ruled from BC. His name means" He who is loved by the Gods and who is friendly to everyone". Ashoka is often cited as one of India's greatest emperors.