Emperor Ashoka was one of India’s most extraordinary rulers and his transformation from a brutal conqueror to a propounder of peace is stuff of legends. Yet his memory was forgotten for centuries. How was the story of Ashoka pieced together and what do we really know of the man?
The Battle of Kalinga is one of the most famous battles of Indian history. It transformed Ashoka into a peace loving promoter of Dhamma. But why did he attack Kalinga and, how did it manage to put up such a fight? We get you the lesser known story of ‘Kalinga Before Ashoka’