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Question

Who of the following had first deciphered the edicts of Emperor Ashoka?
(a) Georg Bilhler
(b) James Prinsep
(c) Max Muller
(d) William Jones

Answer:

B

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Explanation:

James Prinsep successfully deciphered the Brahmi script used in Ashoka's edicts, which were inscribed on pillars, rocks, and other structures across the Mauryan Empire. His work played a crucial role in understanding and interpreting the historical significance of Emperor Ashoka's reign and his policies.

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