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Ashoka | by KamiSyed.
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Model & Actor Zeb currently playing a leading negative role in PTV’s Sci Fi drama serial 'Superman'. He wanted to portray Asokha.


Asoka (c. 300-232 BCE) was born into the Mauryan royal family. After his father’s death, he became in 270 BCE the ruler of an empire extending from Afghanistan to Bengal, and covering the Ganges plain and the Deccan plateau. He pushed out the boundaries of his empire during the next decade, conquering Kalinga in 262 BCE. In this way he unified nearly all of India under his rule. He converted to Buddhism in 260 BCE and thenceforth propagated ideals of tolerance, equality, and public service.


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Taken on January 24, 2010