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?
He made some of the most explosive archaeological finds on the subcontinent including Harappa and Taxila, his work at major Buddhist sites in north and central India is pioneering, and his published works are followed to this day. Catch the incredible story of Alexander Cunningham, also known as the ‘founder of Indian archaeology’