Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor (Hardcover)

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Yet, a few mysterious stone monuments and inscriptions miraculously survived the purge. In Ashoka: The Search for India's Lost Emperor, historian Charles Allen tells the incredible story of how a few enterprising archaeologists deciphered the mysterious lettering on keystones and recovered India's ancient past. Drawing from rich sources, Allen crafts a clearer picture of this enigmatic figure than ever before.

About the Author

Charles Allen is the author of many distinguished books about India and the colonial experience, including "Plain Tales from the Raj, Kipling Sahib," and "The Buddha and Dr. Fuhrer." A traveller, historian, and master storyteller, he is one of the great chroniclers of India.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781468300710
ISBN-10: 1468300717
Publisher: Overlook Press
Publication Date: September 27th, 2012
Pages: 460
Language: English