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Chandragupta Maurya

Chandragupta Maurya (reign c. 321 to c.293 BC) was the founder of the Mauryan Dynasty at Patliputra. With the help of Chanakya, he overthrew the Nanda Dynasty. His vast empire included Bihar, Bengal, Deccan, parts of current Tamil Nadu and parts of North East India, Eastern Afghanistan, Baluchistan and area west of Indus river.  With ..

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Sources of History of Mauryan Empire

The starting of Mauryan Empire is from accession of Chandragupta Maurya to the Throne of Magadha in 321 BC. Sanskrit had emerged as a rich Indian Language by that time. Sources which gives an insight into the history of Maurya’s are as follwos:1. Puranas like Vishnupurana, Bhagawat Purana, Markandeya Purana2. Arthshastra by Kautilya3. MudraRakshasha by ..

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Sources of Ancient Indian History

The two major limitations regarding the sources of ancient Indian History are “Availability and decipherment”.  The entire spectrum of available sources can be divided into two parts viz. Literary/written sources and Material-Archaeological sources. Literary/written sources The literary/written sources to reconstruct Ancient Indian history can be classified among three major categories, (i) Religious, (ii) Secular and ..

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Indian History (Fact Sheets for Civil Services Exams)

Outline of India’s HistorySection A : Ancient IndiaIndus Valley Civilization Vedic CivilizationBuddhismMagadha Dynasty & 16 Mahajanpadas Jainism Mauryan Empire —Sources of History of Mauryan EmpireChandragupta Maurya (321-293 BC)Chanakya 350-283 BCBindusara (298-273 BC)Section B : Medieval India Section C : British India & India’s Freedom Movement Section D : Modern India

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