ASOKAN ROCK-EDICT (BAHAPUR/KAILASH COLONY)
An important record of the Mauryan emperor
Asoka (273-36 B.C.), engraved on a tilted rock-face in ten lines of Brahmi in the Prakrit language, constitutes one of the versions of the emperor's Minor Rock-Edict I and states that as a result of his
exertion in the cause of dhamma, he was able to bring the people of India (jambudvipa) closer to the gods. He appealed to his subjects, irrespective of whether they be men of high or oflow status, to exert, so that they might attain heaven.