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  1. Which event brought about a profound change in Ashoka’s administrative policy?
    1. The third Buddhist Council
    2. The Kalinga War
    3. His embracing of Buddhism
    4. His sending of missionary to Ceylon
Correct Option: B

Kalinga War was the only major war Ashoka fought after his accession to throne. It is one of the major and bloodiest battles in the history of India. Kalinga put up a stiff resistance, but they were no match for Ashoka’s brutal strength. The bloodshed of this war is said to have prompted Ashoka to adopt Buddhism.

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