In what ways was Ashoka the great inspired by Buddhism and the Arthashastra?

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By Sunil Kumar Ashoka formed a strong empire and like other kings and emperors of the time intrinsically believed in the intrinsic powers of royalty. His religious world-view was tempered by Buddhism to the extent that he is supposed to …

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Joi Baba Felunath!

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By Sunil Kumar Close to the year that I was born; Satyajit Ray directed, wrote “Joi Baba Felunath“. As a cultural colossus; Ray had written the hugely popular “Feluda” series; something I had read in the English translation. All the …

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