Ashoka in Kalinga War

20-26 Feb, 2019

Evolve Foundation

Evolve Foundation
Dehradun, India

King Ashoka the Great was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty. He ruled around 250 BCE and was a powerful king. During his rule, he sought to extend his kingdom by launching destructive and bloody wars against enemy kingdoms. Once during the Kalinga war, he was disturbed when he saw the aftermath that was caused by the war. This caused him to change course and embrace Buddhism. Emperor Ashoka's life can be divided into two distinct phases with the Kalinga war in the middle.
Through this painting, the realization of truth by emperor Ashoka is being illustrated.


  • Title: Ashoka in Kalinga War
  • Date Created: 20-26 Feb, 2019
  • Location: Tauli Budh village, Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
  • Type: Wall Paintings
  • Contributor: Students from UPES; Dehradun
  • Medium: Wall Paints
  • Project: "Kahaani" is one of the world's first movement of curating stories and impacting lives by painting culture and history on the walls of villages. Through this first phase of the project, "Kahaani" focuses on reviving the vanishing folklore of the Jaunsar community. Artist from India and abroad painted the walls of houses and a school of Tauli Bhud village in Jaunsar.

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