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There is only one edict, in which Ashoka refers to himself as king of Magadha ( Laja Magadha) identifies the edict in the following.
A)Bhabhru Edict
B)The Queen's Edict
C)Dhauli Pillar Inscription
D)Minor Rock Edict of Maski

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Hint: The Edicts of Ashoka are attributed to the Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire, who ruled from 268 BCE to 232 BCE. These inscriptions are a combination of over thirty inscriptions as well as boulders and cave walls, pillars reflect in detail the vision of Ashoka i.e. Dhamma, an earnest attempt to solve some of the issues faced by a dynamic society.

Complete answer: Option A- In the Bhabru edict, the Ashoka the Mauryan Emperor refers to himself as Piyadassi laja also referred to as Magadhe Piyadassi, King of Magadha. His trust in Buddha, the Dhamma, and the Sangha is stated in this edict. Choice A, therefore, is right. In the Edict of the Queen, Ashoka declares that her gifts should be attributed to Queen Karuvaki. The inscriptions on the Dhauli Pillar are based on the Kalinga Battle.
Option B- The Queen's Edict is a minor edict which is the earliest Inscription of the Ashoka on columns and pillars. This option is not correct.
Option C- Dhauli Pillar Inscription is a separate edict of Kalinga are about Ashoka's explicit orders to his local officers and princes to preserve their actions in the newly conquered territories. This option is incorrect.
Option D- Historically, the Maski version of Minor Rock Edict No1 is especially significant in that it verified the connection of the title "Devanampriya" with the name "Asoka" and thus clarified all these inscriptions to the historical author. Therefore, these options are incorrect.
Therefore, option A is correct.

Note: Ashoka was a significant historical figure, little conclusive knowledge was known because until the 19th century, when a large number of his edicts, engraved on rocks and pillars, were found in Nepal, India, Pakistan, there were few records of his rule.