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Explain the following statement with reasons. Ashoka’s victory at Kalinga proved to be a turning point in history as well as the life of Ashoka. - History

Short Note

Explain the following statement with reasons.

Ashoka’s victory at Kalinga proved to be a turning point in history as well as the life of Ashoka.

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Solution

  1. There was a great loss of human life in this (Kalinga)war. Ashoka became victorious.
  2. The destruction caused due to the Kalinga war brought about a great change in the mind of Ashoka.
  3. His mind got diverted towards the non-violent, peaceful Buddhist religion.
  4. The desire of Digvijaya was replaced by Dharma Vijaya (Dhamma Vijaya).
  5. His career proved to be an important because of the religious ideals propagated by him and the creation of a mechanism to until it in people's life.
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Balbharati History 11th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 8 India during Mauryan period
Exercise | Q Q.3 (1) | Page 63
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