Year Era Month Day
C.E. Ruler Aśoka Dynasty
Owner/donor Donor status
Subject School Type Royal Edict
Medium Stone Findspot Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Last known location Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan
Editions Woolner 1924, 2; Hultzsch 1925, 71–2, pl. facing 76 Other refs. Cunningham 1891, 31; Wackernagel+ 1896–1957, LVIII; Smith 1901, 102, 110; Smith 1904, 146–7; Smith 1908, 154–6; Smith 1909.2, xix; Smith 1914, 166–7; Thomas 1915.4, 99–100; Burrow 1937, 4, 16–7; Bailey 1946, 764; Eggermont 1956, 61; Thapar 1961, 7, 128; Kumar 1973, 8; Chattopadhyaya 1974, 62; Mizuno 1982.2, 37; Fussman 1987–88, 59–60; Thapar 1997, 7, 128; Caillat 2003, 456; Smith 2005.3, 843–4; Koizumi 2008, 308; Singh 2008, 326–7; Neelis 2011, 42–3, 53, 233; Strauch 2012, 147; Norman 2012, 40; von Hinüber 2012, 196; Hartmann 2016, 14; Karashima 2016, 101
Comments References to discussions of the Mansehra set of edicts as a whole are included in this Catalog entry.
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The Early History of India: From 600 B.C. to the Muhammadan Conquest: Including the Invasion of Alexander the Great
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Indian Folk Etymologies and Their Reflections in Chinese Translations – brāhmaṇa, śramaṇa and Vaiśramaṇa

1. (A) ayi dhra[ma]dip[i] Devanaṃ[priye]na Priya[draśina rajina li]khapita (B) hi[da] no ki chi1 ji[ve] ara[bhitu] pra[johi]‐

2. taviye (C) no pi [ca] samaj[e] kaṭaviye (D) bahu[ka] hi [doṣa samajasa Devanaṃpriye] Priyadraśi raja [da]kha[ti] (E) asti [pi cu]

3. [eka]tiya samaja sa[dhu]mata Devanapriyasa Priyadraśi[sa] rajine (F) pura maha[nasa]si [Devana]pri[ya]sa Pri[yadra]śisa ra‐

4. jine anudiva[sa ba]huni praṇaśa[ta]sahas[r]ani [arabh]isu supa[thra]ye (G) s[e] . . . (*ya)‍[da] ayi dhramadipi likhi[ta] ta[da] ti[ni] y[eva] pra[ṇa]ni [ara]bh[iyaṃti] du[v]e [2] maju‐

5. ra [e]k[e] m[r]ig[e] s[e] p[i cu] mrig[e] no dhruvaṃ (H) [e]tani pi cu [tini] praṇani paca no ara[bhi]‍(*śaṃti)

Source: Hultzsch 1925
Footnotes
1 Hultsch; Bühler: ci
Hultsch; Bühler: ci
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