- died 232 b.c., Buddhist king in India 269?–232? b.c.
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The reign of Akbar bears a strange resemblance to that of Asoka.
Asoka conquered India to the north of the Nerbudda; so did Akbar.
In the end Asoka took refuge in Buddha, the law, and the assembly.
North from the tope 300 or 400 paces, king Asoka built the city of Ne-le.Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms
So, wailing in her deep anguish, Damayant moved round the asoka.Indian Myth and Legend
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- died 232 bc, Indian emperor (?273–232 bc), who elevated Buddhism to the official state religion
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