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?
It was a brief interlude but the time Alexander spent in the Indian Subcontinent had a deep impact. It shaped the West’s perception of India as ‘exotic’ and left a lasting memory here, so much so, that the very term used for foreigners in Sanskrit - Yavana, stems from ‘Ionian’ Greeks!
It was a time of warring clans, fiery fort storming gods & powerful priests who held forth. Join us we head back 3500 years to the dawn of the Vedic Age and dissect through layers of archaeological finds, literature & historical research to trace the story of a period that left an indelible mark on Indian history.