Maurya Empire Current Affairs, GK & News

Maurya Empire

After Alexander’s invasion, India particularly North West region was in a state of ferment as the people from this region tolerated the blows of the repetitive foreign invasions. On the other side, the Nandas were not popular because of its covetousness and greed leading to financial extortions by Dhanananda. These conditions were offering excellent opportunities ..

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March 22: Bihar Diwas

Bihar is celebrating its 109th foundation day on March 22, 2021. The foundation day is known as the “Bihar Day”. The day is regarded as a public holiday across the state. Bihar Day The day is observed every year on March 22. It marks the formation of state of Bihar. On this day, Bihar was ..

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Madhya Pradesh: Sanchi becomes first blind-friendly heritage site

Buddhist sites in Sanchi have recently become the first friendly world heritage monuments in country for the visually challenged. Special tactile walkways, signages in Braille, beepers and a Braille map would make the famed Buddhist monuments, including the Stupa, come alive for the visually challenged, who will also be also allowed to “feel” the grandeur ..

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Arthshastra

Arthshastra: It was written by Kautilya or Vishnugupta or Chanakya, who was a professor at Taxila University and later the prime minister of the Maurya Empire. The manuscript was discovered by Arya Sharma Shashtri in 1904. Arthshastra has been divided in 15 Adhikarans and 180 Prakarans. It is related to money and politics and contains ..

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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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