Buddhism and Political Rule Rethinking on Ashoka’s Attempt to Reshape India
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- Caste system; Buddhism; Peacock Empire; Ashoka; disassembly
In the 3rd century BC, facing the problems of caste system caused by Brahmanism, emperor Ashoka who was the most famous ruler of ancient India tried to use Buddhism and tolerance to reshape Indian society. However, his attempt failed because of fragile politics and immature agricultural economic, thus making India lost the possibility of forming a more united community. Why Ashoka chose Buddhism? How the attempt went wrong? That’s what will be discussed and solved in detail in this paper. This paper first introduces the caste system in India, then analyzes the rise of Buddhism and Peacock Empire, and finally discusses the legal reform implemented by Ashoka. To accomplish the task, this paper used methods including text description and analysis. This paper holds that strong political power not tolerance as well as Buddhism was the only way to solve problems of caste system in ancient India, which was still appropriate in modern India. This paper will be beneficial to providing a new analytical case for the Ancient Indian Studies.
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TY - CONF AU - Hang Jin PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/29 TI - Buddhism and Political Rule Rethinking on Ashoka’s Attempt to Reshape India BT - Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 222 EP - 228 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_27 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_27 ID - Jin2022 ER -