Why Do Brahmins Hate Emperor Ashoka?


In the history of the world, emperor Ashoka is one of the important figures. The Brahmins hated him so much that his name was erased from the history of India. His name was untouchable for the people of India for a long time. Only when the British archaeologists discovered, the glorious history of Buddhism in India and eventually Ashoka, he was exhumed from the debris of Brahminical onslaught on Buddhist India. The Brahmins never leave any opportunity to malign this great man, whom Charles Allen, in his biography of Asok, called him the founding father of India.

In the literary fest, Tewari of RSS said that Ashoka was not great and his grandfather, Chandragupta Maurya, was great because he was counselled by Chanakya. Now history has it that the name Chanakya is appended to many figures in India, thus creating doubts over the historicity of his existence. Chandragupta Maurya was great, not because, he was the son of a slave, but he really unified a larger mass under his patronage, and eventually become a Jain. The fundamental question remains if he was so influenced by Brahmin Kautilya, why did he choose to become Jain?

Let the Brahmins answer that question. But the way they are maligning the greatest emperor in the history of the world, Ashoka, it must be something that he might have done to irritate Brahmins so much. Ashoka did not slaughter Hindus in the Kalinga war because that time Hindhuism did not exist. The Brahminism was not consolidated. That was the time when the Das and Kammakars (the working classes) were at ascendency. But the Brahmins were out to fool people. Ashoka stopped the Brahmins from performing Yagya and Yagas. According to Babasaheb Ambedkar, the post-Ashokan period saw the steady decline in the power of the Brahmins and the rule of Bahujans was established. Ashoka, however, did not kill the Brahmins, he also gave them grants like he. did to other religions.

But the Brahmins who lost their sway took the revenge by killing the grandson of Ashoka, Brihadrath, and the man who killed him was Pushyamitra Shunga, who beheaded peace-loving monks. What Ashoka did was extraordinary, he won the hearts of people by diplomacy and through the Dhamma. He truly established Buddha Sasana in the world. The Buddhist today owes so much to Ashoka for what he did for Buddhism.

Ashoka is important for the contemporary India for his four lions proclaim the fearless truth through India’s royal emblem. Maligning Ashoka tantamount to maligning the legacy of India’s glorious history, but the Brahmins were never concerned about India as a country, their policy even today divides the people on the basis of caste.

Author – Mangesh Dahiwale

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    Adv B.R. Gauhar

    In my opinion and evaluating the Indian history, it is imperative that Brahmins who have been always on the topmost ladder of the Indian society only by deceitful, dubious, tinkling with history and absolutely not at all by virtue of their education or intelligence. Yes, certainly one thing is for sure that the Brahmins have forever been very cunning, deceitful, Casteist, crooked, most corrupt, have no judicious brains or minds to impart justice and have/had been managing their Superiority over the others because Education especially the study of Sanskrit language/literature which was practically prohibited to other communities. To say the least, Education in all walks of life of a Shudra or an Untouchable in those days (after the end of Mohan Jodaro/Harappan/Indus Valley Civilization) was specifically banned. Therefore, Brahmins have been occupying the topmost ladder of the Social Stratas and even the illiterate or semi-literate Brahmins also think themselves as if they are superior in the society. Now, the time has partially changed by introduction of schools in India by the British Rulers in India and only a handful and well to do Bahujans (then literally known as Shudras/Untouchables) got partially educated and after 15th August 1947 onwards at least one-tenth of the population of SCs/STs, the situation has drastically changed due the fact that Dr. B.R. Ambedkar enshrined Reservations for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes in all Educational Institutions as also Reservations in Services Article 16 (4) and several others in the Constitution. Even though Right To Education is there for SCs/STs but there hardly Govt. schools in Rural Areas/villages even today. White schools are there, the teachers are not there and SCs/STs poor children cannot afford to go these schools. Therefore, 90% SCs/STs children are still deprived of Primary Education in Rural Areas/Villages. As some of the Bahujans (SCs/STs) have approach now to study Sanskrit, English or any other local language, resulting thereby the Bahujans Scholars are now placing before the entire world the true facts and distortion of history and everything in all Vedic Literatures and mythological epics like Shrimad Bhagwat Gita, Ramayan, Vedas, Puranas and Upanishads etc. Bharat Ratan Dr. B.R. Ambedkar has burnt on 25th December, 1927 the “Manusmriti” the most ugliest book of Brahmins written in Sanskrit which contains the draconian, illogical and most stupid, totally inhuman Laws by “Manu” a Brahmin, putting the Brahmins on top of Social Stratas and providing severest of punishment to Shudras (Bahujans or Untouchables or SCs/STs).

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    Jatin Kamble

    Very beautifully written sir. Especially the part of connection between Chandragupta Maurya and Chanakya (Kautilya). If the earlier was so inspired by the latter, why did he choose Jainism?
    Very good article.

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