Mauryan Empire - Age of Unity of BharatVarsha
History Posts about Mauryan Emperors Asoka & Chandragupta Maurya
Number of Posts (as on November 10, 2016) : 10
Links of the post are present below, after a brief introduction about the Mauryans.
Though i created this blog for Mughal and Rajput History only, but after receiving suggestions/demand, from the blog readers, i am creating a separate section, for the Mauryans.
The Mauryan Empire was a geographically extensive historical power in ancient India, ruled by the Maurya dynasty from 322–185 BCE. Originating from the kingdom of Magadha in the Indo-Gangetic Plain (modern Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh) in the eastern side of the Indian subcontinent, the empire had its capital city at Pataliputra (modern Patna). The empire was the largest to have ever existed in the Indian subcontinent, spanning over 5 million square kilometres at its zenith under Ashoka.
The Empire was founded in 322 BCE by Chandragupta Maurya, who had overthrown the Nanda Dynasty and rapidly expanded his power westwards across central and western India, alongside Chanakya's help, taking advantage of the disruptions of local powers in the wake of the withdrawal westward by Alexander the Great's armies. By 316 BCE the empire had fully occupied Northwestern India, defeating and conquering the satraps left by Alexander. Chandragupta then defeated the invasion led by Seleucus I, a Macedonian general from Alexander's army, gaining additional territory west of the Indus River.
The Mauryan Empire was one of the largest empires of the world in its time. At its greatest extent, the empire stretched to the north along the natural boundaries of the Himalayas, to the east into Assam, to the west into Balochistan (south west Pakistan and south east Iran) and the Hindu Kush mountains of what is now Afghanistan. The Empire was expanded into India's central and southern regions by the emperors Chandragupta and Bindusara, but it excluded a small portion of unexplored tribal and forested regions near Kalinga (modern Odisha), until it was conquered by Ashoka. It declined for about 50 years after Ashoka's rule ended, and it dissolved in 185 BCE with the foundation of the Shunga dynasty in Magadha.
Posts in this Section
10. Status of Women in Magadhan Mauryan Society | With Sculptures & Jewels - Click HERE to Read - Posted on November 10, 2016
9. History of Mahapadma Nanda & Dhana Nanda | From Pre - Mauryan Magadha Empire to arrival of Alexander | With ancient sculptures - Click HERE to Read - Posted on October 19, 2016
8. Chandragupta Maurya - The Empire builder & Protector of Bharat | An Introduction - Click HERE to Read - Posted on October 11, 2016
7. Emperor Ashoka Maurya Killed 99 Brothers to Become King - Fact or Myth ? And some other questions | A Debate - Click HERE to Read - Posted on September 12, 2015
6. What is the BASIS of GREATness ? | From Akbar to Ashoka to Alexander...and Maharana Pratap - Click HERE to Read - Posted on April 23, 2015
5. The HISTORY of Samrat Bindusara, Dharma and Ashoka - Click HERE to Read - Posted on March 12, 2015
4. A Question on Ethics | Chanakya-Dharma-Ashoka - Click HERE to Read - Posted on February 17, 2015
3. Chanakya's Method to Test the Character of Ministers - Click HERE to Read - Posted on February 11, 2015
2. Ashoka - The Stage is Set | Episode 1 and 2 | February 2 and 3 2015 - Click HERE to Read - Posted on February 4, 2015
1. An Introduction to the Family of Samrat Ashoka Maurya - Click HERE to Read - Posted on February 3, 2015