The play on the life of modern King Ashok, who lived and reigned in India in 3rd century B.C.E., based on the Buddhist canonical literature fround in Sri Lanka, is not a mere chronicle of his life and achievements. It portrays the King as a human being, with frailties and aspirations, in a dramatic idiom. The play has been successfully staged by various groups.
"The playwright has etched King Ashok in such colors and images that he does not remain an Ashok of a distant past. Instead, he appears a clone of any contemporary ruler, politician, or administrator. From this point of view, the play will always remain relevant, contemporary, and timeless." - Davendra Raj Ankur, former Director of the National School of Drama, New Delhi
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D.P. Sinha, Somesh Ranjan, Pravin Bharti