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An exhilarating, spiritually edifying and deeply moving story of one of India`s greatest emperors, Ashoka the Great compellingly re-creates the life and times of the great dynasty of the Mauryas with a remarkable authenticity. Ashoka The Great presents an extraordinary account of the legendary Indian emperors incredible yet controversial life. This fictional biography delves into Ashokas quests and moral dilemmas and looks at him not just as a great king, but a spiritual seeker. Originally published in Dutch as a trilogy in separate volumes, it was written between 1937 and 1947 by Dutch scholar Wytze Keuning in Groningen in the Netherlands and has now been brought together and presented in this single volume for the first time. Keuning perfectly fuses facts and thoughts, Mauryan customs and mores, life and reflection on the meaning of life as seen through the vision of Ashoka`s gurus and the history of personal influences upon Ashoka that marked his rule and legacy. This and more makes it a rare and distinguished book. Salient Features Explores the life of one of the most intriguing kings of Indian history. A captivating story that recreates the life and times of the Mauryas with remarkable authenticity. Balances facts and fiction to create a compelling account It was originally published in Dutch, as a trilogy, written between 1937 and 1947 by the Dutch scholar Wytze Keuning. In this version, all three volumes, Ashoka - The Wild Prince, Ashoka - The Wise Ruler and Ashoka - The World`s Great Teacher, have been brought together. Printed Pages: 1080. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 100264
Inhaltsangabe: Ashoka The Great chronicles the life of Emperor Ashoka. It is fictional biography and more accurately can be called historical fiction. The original Dutch version was a trilogy, published separately in three volumes. The trilogy was written between1937-1947 by a Dutch scholar Wytze Keuning in Groningen in the Netherlands. These three volumes Ashoka: The Wild Prince, Book I, Ashoka: The Wise Ruler, Book II and Ashoka: The World s Great Teacher, Book III are now brought together and presented in this single volume Ashoka The Great. The book is an exhilarating, spiritually edifying and deeply Moving story of one of India s greatest emperors. It recreates the life and times of the Mauryas with an authenticity that is remarkable. The book presents a plausible vision of the past balanced by captivating story. It is said that a great book if it is to endure cannot do without profound ideas. Keuning perfectly fuses facts and thoughts, Mauryan customs and mores, life and reflection on the meaning of life as seen through the vision of Ashoka sgurus and the history of personal influences upon Ashoka that marked his rule and legacy. This and more makes it a rare and distinguished book.
About the Author: Wytze Keuning (Author) was a Schoolteacher and Headmaster of a primary school in the Netherlands since 1897, when, in1937, he decided to dedicate his further career to writing the historical biography of Ashoka.The three-volume biography was published between 1941 and 1948. He died in 1957.Elisabeth Steur (Translator) worked as a Child Psychologist between 1962 and 1995 and was fascinated by Keuning s book and her experiences in the surroundings of one of India s great spiritual masters in the late eighties. She took upon herself the task to make these forgotten books available to the Indian reader by taking care of the translation after her retirement.
Titel: Ashoka the Great
Verlag: Rupa Publications India
Auflage: First edition.
Buchbeschreibung Hedwig Falk, Freiburg, 1990. VOLUME I ONLY. RARE new edition of the Asokan inscriptions SIGNED BY AUTHOR with dedication to Prof. Saul Migron, Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, an eminent scholar of Indo-Aryan languages and Vedic literature. 240x165mm. 184 pages. Softcover. Cover corners and edges slightly bumped/wrinkled. Spine upper edge bumped and wrinkled. Author's signed dedication on front whitepage. This extremely rare book is in good condition. The book is in : Sanskrit & Pali English. Artikel-Nr. MA 21 36