Date: Friday, January 13 2017.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Amangalla Hotel, Galle Fort.
In this engrossing talk, based on her award winning biography, Nayanjot Lahiri will bring vividly to life ‘Ashoka’, the third emperor of the Maurya Dynasty, a figure who has fascinated generations of writers and scholars and whose influence was felt across the region, particularly in Sri Lanka.
Ashoka is intriguing because he wanted posterity to remember him as a flesh and blood emperor, rather than an imperious monarch. His example influenced thought – philosophical, religious, and cultural – in Asia more profoundly than any other political figure in antiquity.
A must see event for anyone with an interest in South Asia’s vivid history and this fascinating man.
- Participant Bio: Nayanjot Lahiri
Nayanjot Lahiri’s travel is sponsored by Sri Lankan Airlines.