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RICHARD GOMBRICH
1. Aśoka’s Inscriptions
2. Aśoka in Buddhist Tradition
3. The Missions: Interpreting the Evidence
Notes
ROMILA THAPAR
ANANDA W.P. GURUGE
1. Introduction
2. Conversion of Aśoka to Buddhism
3. When, How and by Whom?
4. Major Discrepancies in Events and Dates
5. Historical Reliability of Rock Edict XIII
6. Aśoka’s Role in the Propagation of Buddhism in his Empire
7. Foreign Missions of Aśoka
8. Conclusions
N.A. JAYAWICKRAMA
ANURADHA SENEVIRATNA
2. Sources
3. The Mission to Sri Lanka: Brief Account
4. The Political Background
5. The Sri Lanka-Kalinga Tie
6. Aśoka and Tissa
7. The Advent of Mahinda
8. Saṅghamittā and the Bodhi Tree
9. Conclusion
JOHN S. STRONG
A. The Early Traditions
1. The Gift of Honey and the Gift of Dirt
2. The Fate of the Bodhi Tree
3. The Gathering of the Relics
4. The 84,000 Stūpas or Vihāras
B. Later Developments
1. The Gift of Dirt Reconsidered
2. The Legends of the Queens
3. The Collection of Relics: A New Story
4. The 84,000 Stūpas Once More
Conclusion
2. Aśoka in the Mainstream Indian Tradition and Literature
3. Aśoka of the Northern Buddhist Sources
4. Aśoka of the Sri Lankan Pali Sources
5. Aśoka of Edicts and Inscriptions
6. Aśoka in the Eyes of Recent Writers & Scholars
8. Conclusion
Aśoka’s Indian Empire
Areas to which Buddhist Missions were sent
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