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Ashok has been named as Great by the historians. Give reasons?

Answer :

1. Ashoka is most popular emperor of India.

2. He ascended the throne in 269 BCE


3. He waged war against Kalinga, who refused to accept the rule of Maurya’s in 261 BCE.


4. Though he won the Kalinga war but he was disturbed by the death’s and pain of the Battle.


5. He went into repentance on seeing the devastation created by the war.


6. On being inspired by Buddhism, he dedicated his remaining life to spread the message of “peace”.


7. He made donations to Buddhist monasteries and viharas.


8. He declared that all should be loyal to their parents and respect their elders and Gurus.


9. He appealed people to show compassion to poor and slaves too.


10. He believed in “Live and let live” policy.


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