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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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Consequently, he was sent to put down a rebellion that broke out in Taxila due to mal-administration of his brother Sumana. He studied the situation and tackled it with tact and forethought. Soon, peace returned there. He was honoured at home for this. His brother's inefficiency as Viceroy led to another outburst of public discontentment at Taxila. Asoka again appeared there in time. With iron hand, he wiped out the popular discontent in a matter of hours. So he was allowed to continue his administration there for long. He displaced Sumana once for all from the much-coveted office thus. Sumana proved a foil to Asoka, throughout his youth.

No wonder that the minister Radhagupta, whose say was law unto many, within and without the royal court, supported Asoka's claim, when there was a hot contest for the throne between Asoka on one side, and Sumana on the other, being aided and abetted by his worthless 98 brothers. The struggle stretched over a period of four long years. It was anything but fair and pleasant, for that bloody - period was seethed with intrigues and treachery, plots and counter - plots. People witnessed a Government now and then without head, and a head without power, periodically.

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