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|6th Mauryan emperor|
|Reign||c. 215 – c. 202 BCE|
(322 BCE–180 BCE)
Shalishuka (IAST: Śāliśuka) Maurya was a ruler of the Indian Maurya dynasty. He ruled from 215–202 BCE. He was the successor of Samprati Maurya. While the Yuga Purana section of the Gargi Samhita mentions him as a quarrelsome, unrighteous ruler, he is also noted as being of "righteous words" but "unrighteous conduct" due to his patronage of Jainism.
- In that beautiful Puṣpapura, occupied by fewer than a hundred kings, there will be Śāliśūka, born for the destruction of the truth, the offspring of karma (Fate).
- That king, the offspring of karma, cheerful-minded [yet] fond of conflict, [will be] an oppressor of his own kingdom, of righteous speech but unrighteous conduct;— Yuga Purana
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- Sircar, D. C. (April 1963). "The Account of the Yavanas in the Yuga-Purāṇa". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland. 95 (1-2): 7. doi:10.1017/S0035869X00121379. JSTOR 25202591. (Subscription required (. ))
- Raychaudhuri, H.C. (1972) Political History of Ancient India, Calcutta: University of Calcutta, pp.312-3n.
- The Yuga Purana. Translated by Mitchiner, John E. Calcutta: The Asiatic Society. 1986. p. 91.
- Thapar, Romila (2001). Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-564445-X, p.183
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