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"What are the Causes of the Kalinga War?" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 9:15 p.m. PST

"In the 12th year of his reign and the 8th year of his coronation, in 261 B.C., Asoka invaded Kalinga.

From the view point of Mauryan imperialism, the conquest of Kalinga was considered necessary for various reasons. From the side of Kalinga, her freedom-loving people were powerful enough to resist the invasion with all their might.

As a result, the Kalinga War became one of the most violent and terrible wars of ancient times. Its outcome became epoch-making to make it one of the most famous wars of world history…."
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Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 5:19 a.m. PST

Not meaning to be a wet blanket, but if the Kalinga War is one of the most famous wars in history it sure by-passed me because this is the first time I have heard of it

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 11:27 a.m. PST

You lern something new in TMP every day… (smile)


John Leahy13 Jun 2018 3:46 p.m. PST

I'd be interested to know more. But I agree. I do not believe this is that well known.



Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 5:01 p.m. PST

True enough, Armand mon ami

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