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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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PREFACE

Can I forget the virtual never-dried up spring - Saradanugrah from which this sweet nectarine water sprouted? Certainly not. It is with that Mother Sarada's benevolent looks alone, I reached the goal - successful completion of writing the first one in English in a matter of only one month, devoting just two hours every evening in those days. My soulful prostrations though not discharge my debt outright, it gratifies me most and by doing continually it relieves me to some extent. I opine. And So I am offering them mentally, the very moment I see my beloved Asoka either by intent or by accident. Well look he is ascending the dias to reveal his multidimensional personality and relate his awe- inspiring story. So I bid you bye for the time being with a few words about the source material. Mine is a product more of fancy that history -historicity is deliberately subordinated to creativity, and so it reads like a historical romance. It is a fact-fiction blend. For the legendary part I leaned heavily on the episodes appended to Vincent A Smith's History of India, narrated briefly in appendices. And I drew sustenance from Radhakumud Mukharji's Asoka for quotations referred to in two or three places. And to H.G Wells too. I thank them all at this moment. For taxing your patience. I, say Bye Bye again.

Yours ever in service
(Sd.) K.K. Moorthy.

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