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    Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (Oxford India Paperbacks) (Paperback) By (author) Romila Thapar


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    DescriptionFirst published by the Clarendon Press in 1961, this authoritative work is based largely on the edicts of Asoka, whose policies are analysed against the background of Mauryan civilization during the third and fourth centuries BC - one of the most important periods of Indian civilization. The author offers an interpretation of Asoka's connection with Buddhism and shows how he was able to make use of a general movement of social and spiritual change for the political and moral integration of his Empire. This edition contains an additional map showing sites discovered since 1961, a revised up-to-date Bibliography, a new Index, and an extensive Afterword where the author discusses additions to scholarship in this area since the book's first publication.

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    Asoka and the Decline of the Mauryas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Romila Thapar
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 356
    Width: 141 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 349 g
    ISBN 13: 9780195644456
    ISBN 10: 019564445X

    BIC E4L: POL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FKA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    Abridged Dewey: 954
    BIC subject category V2: JPA, HRE
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    LC classification: DS
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC subject category V2: 1FKA
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 934.045
    Edition statement
    New ed of 3 Revised ed
    Illustrations note
    frontispiece, halftones, line drawings and maps
    OUP India
    Imprint name
    OUP India
    Publication date
    07 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New Delhi