ASOKA'S PILLAR AT FIROZABAD (KOTLA FIROZ SHAH)
The pillar is a sandstone monolith 12.98 in
in height, with characteristic Mauryan polish. Sultan Firuz Shah brought it from Topra in Ambala District and fixed it on the pyramidal structure at Kotla Firuz Shah. Originally it appears to have been enclosed within railings. This pillar is inscribed with the Asokan Pillar-Edicts No. I to VII which are nearly complete. These edicts were the first to be deciphered in 1837 by James Prinsep yielding the key to the decipherment of the Brahmi script.