Beloved of the Gods: Ashoka Maurya in His Time and Ours

09.20.2021 - By Echoes Of India: A History Podcast

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In the Season 3 Finale, we explore South Asia at the time of its most famous ancient figure: Ashoka Maurya, ruler of the largest empire seen in the subcontinent to that point. Anirudh meets a rude South Indian visiting one of Ashoka's inscriptions and hears the words of the emperor himself to uncover the nature, structure, and sobering truths about the Mauryan empire and its impact on the history of South Asia.Season 4 of Echoes of India will be out in November/December 2021!
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