“I found myself going back to the different ways in which Ashoka was remembered and trying to understand how memories of him had been accumulating and eroding like the slabs of rocks on which he had left his words. I then decided to combine this with the fun and feel of his forms in Thailand, Myanmar, and Sri Lanka.” – Nayanjot Lahiri for Sarmaya Talks. This event took place on 23 Apr, 2023 at Durbar Hall, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, Fort, Mumbai.
Nayanjot Lahiri is a historian, archaeologist, author and Professor of History at Ashoka University. Among the many influential books she has published on ancient Indian history, empires and archaeology is ‘Ashoka in Ancient India’, which won the John F. Richards Prize in South Asian History 2016 from the American Historical Association.
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