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Asoka Priyadarsin
Index Author
Foreword  Opinion 
Preface  Prologue 
As A Youth  As A Monarch 
As A Warrior  As A Preacher 
As A Builder  As An Administror 
As A Father  As A Brother 
As A Teetotaller  As A Patron 
As A Pilgrim  Epilogue
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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Shaken by the harrowing cries of the sorrowing downtrodden, he opened his tearful eyes. "Stop fighting", went forth from his lips.

The royal command was at once carried out. Swords were cheated, withdrawals were made, and retreat was ordered and hastened.

By then, as many as a lakh and a half of the Kalingas were found bounden ready for dispatch to the jails in Pataliputra. More than a hundred thousand were slain and many times that number died the battle field. And a little more than thrice the number was estimated to succumb to mortal wounds and misery.

Asoka was burnt with remorse on having learnt this. 

Of course Kalinga was annexed and the Mauryan empire swelled in its size and strength. The imperial banner fluttered atop the Kalinga Palace, declaring proudly Asoka's victory to the high heavens. Armies returned home. The campaign was over. Along with it, Asoka's cherished desire too was fulfilled.

But, at what cost to public weal, or country's prosperity?

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