Ashoka the Great

Ashoka the Great (English, Paperback, Wytze Keuning)

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Ashoka the Great  (English, Paperback, Wytze Keuning)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: RUPA
    • ISBN: 9788129137135, 8129137135
    • Edition: 2015
    • Pages: 1080
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    An exhilarating, spiritually edifying and deeply moving story of one of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka the Great compellingly re-creates the life and times of the great dynasty of the Mauryas with a remarkable authenticity.
    Ashoka The Great presents an extraordinary account of the legendary Indian emperors incredible yet controversial life. This fictional biography delves into Ashokas quests and moral dilemmas and looks at him not just as a great king, but a spiritual seeker. Originally published in Dutch as a trilogy in separate volumes, it was written between 1937 and 1947 by Dutch scholar Wytze Keuning in Groningen in the Netherlands and has now been brought together and presented in this single volume for the first time. Keuning perfectly fuses facts and thoughts, Mauryan customs and mores, life and reflection on the meaning of life as seen through the vision of Ashoka's gurus and the history of personal influences upon Ashoka that marked his rule and legacy. This and more makes it a rare and distinguished book.
    Salient Features
    • Explores the life of one of the most intriguing kings of Indian history.
    • A captivating story that recreates the life and times of the Mauryas with remarkable authenticity.
    • Balances facts and fiction to create a compelling account
    • It was originally published in Dutch, as a trilogy, written between 1937 and 1947 by the Dutch scholar Wytze Keuning. In this version, all three volumes, Ashoka - The Wild Prince, Ashoka - The Wise Ruler and Ashoka - The World's Great Teacher, have been brought together.
    About the Author

    Wytze Keuning
    worked as a schoolteacher and headmaster of a primary school in the Netherlands during the latter half of the twentieth century. In 1937, he decided to dedicate his career to writing the historical biography of Ashoka.

    About the Translator

    J.E. Steur
    worked as a child psychologist between 1962 and 1995.
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    Book Details
    Publication Year
    • 2015 July
    Book Type
    • Literature and Fiction
    Translation Details
    Source Language
    • Dutch
    Translated to
    • English
    Dimensions
    Width
    • 6 inch
    Height
    • 9 inch
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    Ratings & Reviews
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    5

    Wow... What a terrific historical book

    I thoroughly enjoyed the book with utmost interest. I salute the author for his strenuous effort in writing the book in minute details not even possible to native authors sometimes. Hats off to him for his timeless efforts in bringing the book. A book of incredible curiosity, even more of a suspense thriller. I rate it 5 star or even more if allowed.
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    Yedla Neelakanteshwar Rao

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    2 Feb, 2016

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    EMPEROR ASHOKA - A DIAMOND IN THE INDIAN HISTORY

    Dear All,
    I read this book completely, from 10 JAN 2016 to 19 FEB 2016. A great work by the author, surprisingly not an Indian. Being Indian , i am proud that a great soul in 200 BC-280 BC approximately worked for peace and happiness of the entire world. In Ashoka's term " SARA of all religion".

    The book is historical fiction , however lot of philosophical and spiritual discussions are more and elaborated well which is basically in Indian context. Part I and II moves very fast and Part III...
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    KUMARAN P T

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    20 Feb, 2016

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    Delightful

    Simply amazing book..writer does complete justice with the aura of Ashoka...muat read book for those who are fascinated by the Ashoka and his life..
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    pranit manthekar

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    15 Sep, 2016

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    5

    KING OF GOODNESS

    Excellent book. Wonderful narration. Ashoka is indeed the best King the world has ever seen. A Moral King. An Inquisitive King, An Iconoclast, Efficient Administrator, Great Humanitarian, Great Decision Maker, Chivalrous, The King of Righteousness.
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    Flipkart Customer

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    31 Jul, 2016

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    5

    Good book

    Good book
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    chetan p

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    5

    Simply awesome

    Cool
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    21 Nov, 2017

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    5

    Terrific purchase

    Good one to know about the Ashoka
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    Narendra Kumar

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    15 Oct, 2017

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    5

    Ashoka Fantasy

    Book for those who like Ashoka . Only for adults
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    Certified Buyer, Hissar

    18 May, 2017

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    5

    Classy product

    Good book
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    Mallikarjun Ravikumar

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    16 May, 2017

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    5

    Fabulous!

    cool book,an unusual way of depicting ashoka
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    Aditya KUMAR

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    13 May, 2017

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