Sonam Kachru
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia

Sonam Kachru is assistant professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. He is a contributor to Words Without Borders.

Written by Sonam Kachru

An Ashokan pillar at Vaishali, India. Photo by Rajeez Kumar/Wikipedia

The ancient world
Ashoka’s moral empire

Being good is hard. How an ancient Indian emperor, horrified by the cruelty of war, created an infrastructure of goodness

Sonam Kachru