2500 years after his death, Asoka the Great lives on in our memories. He towers over history as a symbol of peace and non-violence: a burning torch that illuminates the path from war to remorse, from ambition to religion, from hatred to love.
ASOKA traces the life of the Emperor Asoka, grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, who ascended the throne of Magadha in the 3rd century B.C.
To extend the boundaries of his empire, Asoka waged one of the bloodiest wars in history with the neighbouring kingdom of Kalinga, leaving it ravaged and devastated.
Confronted by the aftermath of his conquest, in which thousands lost their lives, Asoka is overcome by remorse. He renounces the path of war and dedicates his life to spreading the light of Buddhism across the world.
ASOKA is a journey: the transformation of a youth from a beloved son to an obsessive romantic. From a man embittered by betrayals to a ruthless warrior consumed by ambition. From a conqueror of lands to a conqueror of self. The ultimate kingdom of Asoka was the hearts of men.
Whose destiny is greater than that of the Emperor?
"The traveller's…when he completes his journey."
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