Mauryan Empire

Mauryan Empire Important Facts: Chandragupta Maurya (321-297 B.C.): Called as Sandrocottus by the Greeks. Finding signs of royalty in him, Chanakya or Vishnu Gupta or Kautilya, brought him up got him educated at Taxila. At the young age of 25, dethroned the last Nanda ruler (Dhanananda) & occupied Pataliputra in 321 B.C. with the help of Kautilya. Fought Seleukos Nicator in 305 B.C., who was Alexander’s General in central Asiatic provinces & thus gained Paropanisadai (kabul), Aria (Herat), Arachosia (Gandhara) & Gedrosia (Baluchistan) & received Megasthenes as Seleukos ambassador to the Mauryan Court. He embraced Jainism toward the end of … Continue reading Mauryan Empire