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International Journal of Advances in Social Sciences
ISSN (Print) : 2347-5153; ISSN (Online) : 2454-2679
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Reflection of Aśoka: His Idea of Dhamma in Pillar Edict Seven
Junior Project Fellow, Department of Education in Arts and Aesthetics,
NCERT, Sri Aurbindo Marg, New Delhi – 110016
This article emphasis on evaluating the idea of Emperor Aśoka especially from Pillar Edict Seven. The comparison is made on the basis of the context, ideas and emotions that are depicted on the pillar. An emphasis is also made on comparing the edict line by line in order to understand different dimensions plotted by the Emperor depending on situation, place and society. It is very clear that inscriptions of Aśoka play a vital role in illuminating ancient history. This paper is primary aimed to provide a concise but comprehensive manner of understanding about the ideas of Emperor Aśoka in erecting pillar edict seven. Nevertheless, this paper is supposed to be a descriptive analysis and also my own understanding of pillar edict seven.
Ancient History, Ashoka, Maurya, Buddhism, Dhamma and Pillar Edict
Ashu J. Reflection of Aśoka: His Idea of Dhamma in Pillar Edict Seven. Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences. 2018; 6(2):104-108.
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