[INDOLOGY] Aśoka, Ashoka, Ahsoka

Tieken, H.J.H. (Herman) H.J.H.Tieken at hum.leidenuniv.nl
Wed Oct 11 07:42:10 UTC 2023

Dear List members,

I saw announced a sequel to Star Wars which features a character called Ahsoka. I am curious to know if this is a mangled version of Aśoka, via Ashoka (in Dutch papers the aspiration in the name Gandhi is often misplaced: Ghandi).

with kind regards, Herman

Herman Tieken
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The Aśoka Inscriptions: Analysing a corpus, New Delhi: Primus Books, 2023.

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