Guide to the Asokan inscriptions

  title={Guide to the Asokan inscriptions},
  author={Frank Raymond Allchin and K. R. Norman},
  journal={South Asian Studies},
Context, Content, and Composition: Questions of Intended Meaning and the Asokan Edicts
The Asokan edicts are a familiar and common form of archaeological and textual evidence frequently cited in discussions of the Mauryan polity. This paper is an attempt to move toward a more nuancedExpand
Ancient Irrigation and Buddhist History in Central India: Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dates and Pollen Sequences from the Sanchi Dams
This paper presents the results of a recent pilot project aimed at obtaining optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dates from a group of ancient irrigation dams in central India. The dams are allExpand
Rice, beans and pulses at Vadnagar: An early historical site with a Buddhist monastery in Gujarat, western India
Abundance of Oryza sativa (rice) grains and spikelet bases indicate crop-processing at the site and played significant role in the subsistence economy, and the overall assemblage of summer and winter crops suggests the prevalence of multi-cropping system attributed to conducive environmental conditions during ∼100 BCE−400 CE. Expand
Elephant forests of the Classical Mediterranean
During the Hellenistic period technical and practical knowledge concerning elephants and their behaviour was transferred from an Indian context to a Mediterranean one. Scholars generally agree onExpand
Finding history: the locational geography of Ashokan inscriptions in the Indian subcontinent
Abstract The Mauryan dynasty of the third century BC was the first to unite the greater part of the Indian subcontinent under a single ruler, yet its demographic geography remains largely uncertain.Expand
Predictive Modelling for Archaeological Sites:Ashokan Edicts from the Indian Subcontinent
This article focuses on the stone inscriptions ascribed to Ashoka, the 3rd century BC ruler of the Mauryan dynasty in ancient India. The locations of 29 known inscriptions and 8 environmentalExpand
Archaeologies of Buddhist propagation in ancient India: ‘ritual’ and ‘practical’ models of religious change
This paper assesses the degree to which current ‘ritual’ and ‘practical’ models of religious change fit with the available archaeological evidence for the spread of Buddhism in India during betweenExpand


Notes on the Ahraurā version of Aśoka's first minor rock edict
I therefore conclude that the sentence a\(\underset{\raise0.3em\hbox{$\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\cdot}$}}{m} \)ma\(\underset{\raise0.3em\hbox{$\smash{\scriptscriptstyle\cdot}$}}{m} \)ca budhasa salīleExpand
The ancient pillar-cult at Prayāga (Allahabad): its pre-Aśokan origins
The monument at Pl I, until recently called the “Allahabad-Kosam” pillar and attributed to Aśoka, is now known to have been erected before Aśoka came to the throne in 272 B.C. We also know withExpand
Aśoka and Capital Punishment: Notes on a Portion of Aśoka's Fourth Pillar Edict, with an Appendix on the Accusative Absolute Construction
It will not have escaped the notice of anyone reading the A?okan inscriptions that the emperor's attitude towards the killing of animals, including human beings, was not entirely consistent. In REExpand
Notes on the Greek Version of Aśoka's Twelfth and Thirteenth Rock Edicts
1. A block of stone inscribed with a Greek ( = Gk.) version of the latter part of Aśsoka's Rock Edict ( = RE) XII and the beginning of RE XIII was discovered at Kandahar in Afghanistan in 1963. TheExpand
A Newly Discovered Inscription of Aśoka at Bahapur, Delhi
The inscription under notice is engraved on an outcrop of the Aravallis to the south-east of Delhi in a colony now being developed on the south of Srinivasapuri, a government residential colony onExpand