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Kalinga Edicts By Ashoka

Below are the translation of original Kalinga edicts of Ashoka.

Kalinga Edict – I

Beloved-of-the-Gods says that the Mahamatras of Tosali who are judicial officers in the city are to be told this: I wish to see that everything I consider to be proper is carried out in the right way. And I consider instructing you to be the best way of accomplishing this. I have placed you over many thousands of people that you may win the people’s affection.