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Ashoka gave up war after the battle of ___________
A. Kalinga
B. Panipat
C. Tarain
D. Chandawar

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Hint: Ashoka is also known as Ashoka the Great. He was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty. He ruled over almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE.

Complete answer: Ashoka was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty. He ruled a large part of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE. Ashoka was the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya who was the founder of the Maurya Dynasty. He promoted the spread of Buddhism across ancient Asia. He converted to Buddhism after seeing the mass destruction and deaths that occurred in the Kalinga War. He had waged the Kalinga war out of a thirst for conquest but he was shocked to see that it resulted in more than 100,000 deaths and 150,000 deportations. The destructive war against the state of Kalinga which is modern Odisha left him feeling dejected. He wanted peace after witnessing violence and destruction of such level. He is cherished for the Ashoka pillars and edicts and for sending Buddhist monks to Sri Lanka and Central Asia. he even established monuments identifying several notable sites in the life of Gautama Buddha. He extended Chandragupta's empire to reign over a large region stretching from present-day Afghanistan to Bangladesh.
Therefore the answer is option “A”.

Note: The empire under Ashoka covered the entire Indian subcontinent except for parts of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. Its capital was Pataliputra which is present-day Patna. There were provincial capitals at Taxila and Ujjain as well.