13 May

Ashoka in Ancient India with Nayanjot Lahiri

He was one of India’s most extraordinary rulers, who openly declared an ‘official’ end to war and transformed into a propounder of peace! During Emperor Ashoka's reign (r. c. 269 – 232 BCE), Buddhism spread across the South Asian subcontinent, but his memory was forgotten for centuries. How was the story of Ashoka pieced together and what do we really know of the man, beyond legends?
Catch historian and archaeologist, Dr Nayanjot Lahiri who has authored the book, Ashoka in Ancient India as she presents a vivid biography of the great emperor.