Written by one of the eminent historians, this book brings out substantially the chief features of King Asoka`s glorious rule. It represents Asoka as a great humanitarian, wise statesman, good administrator, social reformer and upholder of truth, law and order. Nowhere else can we get such an immense wealth of information on the social and cultural milieu in the reign of this monarch. The book is divided into eight chapters. Of these the first six deal with the early life and family of the Emperor, the details of his career as king, his administration, religion, monuments, and the social conditions of the country during the period. The last two chapters contain the text of the inscriptions, their translation and annotation. The value of the book is enhanced by the insertion of an index and addenda on some valuable inscriptions and Rock Edicts, fifteen plates and a map of Asoka`s Empire.
About the Author:
DR. RADHAKUMUD MOOKERJI started life as Professor of History in the Bengal National College. He became Professor and Head of the Department of History in the Lucknow University and remained there after retirement as Emeritus Professor of History where his friends had endowed a Lecturership in his name.