Asoka (usō'ku) , d. c.232 B.C., Indian emperor (c.273–c.232 B.C.) of the Maurya dynasty; grandson of Chandragupta. One of the greatest rulers of ancient India, he brought nearly all India, together with Baluchistan and Afghanistan, under one sway for the first time in history. Accord...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/people/A0805027.html
The asoka (Jonesia. Asoca) is an Indian tree of the natural order Leguminosae, having a lovely flower, showing orange, scarlet, and bright yellow tints. The asoka is sacred to the god Siva, and is often mentioned in Indian literature.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/BAA.HTM
Asoka was an Indian emperor. He was born in 269 BC and died in 232 BC. He reigned from 255 to 223 BC over the whole of Northern Hindustan. He was a grandson of Chandragupta or Sandracottus. He embraced Buddhism, and forced his subjects also to become converts. Many temples and topes still remaining are attributed to him.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/CXAA.HTM
Asoka is a cultivated variety of potato.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/QA.HTM
Mauryan emperor of India c.
268–232 BC, the greatest of the Mauryan rulers. He inherited an empire covering most of north and south-central India which, at its height, had a population of at least 30 million, with its capital at Pataliputra. A devout Buddhist, he renounced militarism and concentrated on establishing an e...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0003001.html
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