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Unformatted text preview: Darren Pinder H IS 008 Discussion 3 Notes 1/20/09 Keay Chapter 5 • We are introduced to the concept that a figure well known from Graeco Roman sources could be identified with one prominent in Indian tradition. An example would be Plutarch’s Sandrokottos to India’s King Chandragupta. • Chandragupta Maurya’s origin were probably undistinguished as some Buddhist texts claim that he was related to the Buddha’s Sakya clan. • Bindusara’s son Ashoka, although not the chosen successor, took the throne and reconquered Kalinga, This is recorded in the most important of his Edicts, the thirteenth of the fourteen Major Rock Edicts. He summed up his life in a single word, dhamma . Keay Chapter 6 • In this chapter we see India transforming in many ways. Artistically we see the advent of large stone reliefs of the Bharut, Sanchi and Amaravati stupas or cave temples which date back to the last century BC. In literature we see Patanjali compile the standard text on yoga. We also see the first Indian drama 1 of 2 written by Asvaghosha of...
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This note was uploaded on 09/21/2011 for the course HIS 008 taught by Professor Sen,s during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.
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