Reference Entry

Aśoka (P.)

Edited by Robert E. Buswell and David S. Lopez

in The Princeton Dictionary of Buddhism

Published by Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691157863
Published online July 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190681159
Aśoka (P.)

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Indian Mauryan emperor and celebrated patron of Buddhism; also known as Dharmāśoka. Son of Bindusāra and grandson of Candragupta, Aśoka

Reference Entry.  545 words. 

Subjects: Buddhism

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