Kunal

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Kunal or Kunala (कुणाल) was son of Ashoka Maurya. Prince Kunal becomes Upraja - 233 BC. Kunal was blind.

Jat clan

Kuranlya (कुरंल्या) Jat gotra started after Kunal son of Ashoka. [1]

History

Alexander Cunningham[2] writes that About fifty years after Alexander's visit, the people of Taxila rebelled against Bindusara, king of Magadha, who sent his eldest son Susima to besiege the place. On his failure, the siege was entrusted to his younger son, the celebrated Asoka. It was here in Taxila that Asoka himself had resided as Viceroy of the Panjab during his father's lifetime ; and here also resided his own son Kunala, or the "fine-eyed," who is the hero of a very curious Buddhist legend, which will be described hereafter.

There is a village named Kunal in Hisar district of Haryana. It was in these lands that the very first evidence of the presence of man was discovered with the excavation of Agroha, Banawali and Kunal. All of these were the pre-Harappan settlements, bringing for us the very first images of prehistoric times. The presence of the pillar in the Hisar Fort belonging to the time of Emperor Ashoka (234 BC) was originally from Agroha. The discovery of coins of the Kushan Kings tells tales of ancient India.

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References

  1. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihas (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 234
  2. The Ancient Geography of India/Taxila,p.106

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