The Common Weal of Asoka looks back to the greatest of all leaders for inspiration in the South Asian Maoist movement. H.G. Wells science fiction novelist, wrote of Ashoka: "In the history of the world there have been thousands of kings and emperors who called themselves 'their highnesses,' 'their majesties,' and 'their exalted majesties' and so on. They shone for a brief moment, and as quickly disappeared. But Ashoka shines and shines brightly like a bright star, even unto this day." Let us work to create a new Common Weal that shall again shine gloriously!