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This is the picture off an Ashokan edict.

a. What are edicts?

b. How are Ashokan edicts useful?

c. Where were these edicts inscribed?

d. Name the script used in Sanchi Inscription. 

e. How many Rock Edicts are there?

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(a) An Edict is an official order or proclamation issued by a person in authority or a king.

(b) Edicts are very informative about Ashoka’s belief in peace, righteousness, Justice and his concern for the welfare of the people.

(c) The edicts were inscribed on the pillars as well as boulders and cave walls made by the Emperor Ashoka.

(d) Brahmi Script.

(e) 33 Rock Edicts.

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