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Mauryan Empire

The Mauryan Empire was the first major empire en the history of India, ruled by Maurya dynasty from 321 BC to 185 BCE, at that time, Magadh was ruled by the Nanda dynasty. Chanakya, also known as Kauhlya was a pious, learned and determined Brahman, who didn՚t have a pleasant appearance but had an intelligent brain. He managed to terminate the existing King Mahapadm Nand and his eight sons and made Chandragupta the King of Magadh who was also the legitimate heir of the throne Chandragupta founded the Mauryan Empire by overthrowing the Nanda dynasty with the help of Chanakya who was an important minister in the court of the Nanda rulers. Chanakya was ill treated by the Nanda king and he vowed to destroy their kingdom He met the young Chandragupta in the Vindhya forest Chanakya was well versed in politics and the affairs of the state He groomed Chandragupta and helped him raise and organize an any Thus, with the help of Chanakya, Chandragupta overthrew the last Nanda ruler and became the king and Chanakya became the chief minister in his court

Important rulers of this dynasty were Chandragupta Maurya, Bindusara, and King Ashoka. This empire reached its peak under King Ashoka However, this mighty empire crumbled rapidly, under its own weight, soon after the death of Ashoka.

Question 431 (2 of 3 Based on Passage)

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Maurya Empire was a Pan India in character, if it compare with the present day, which countries are under the control of Mauryan Empire at that time?

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a.

Present day China, Nepal and most of Indian mainland.

b.

Present day Afghanistan, Pakistan and most of Indian mainland.

c.

Present day Afghanistan, China, Tibet and most of Indian mainland.

d.

Present day Srilanka, Mayanmar and most of Indian mainland.

e.

Question does not provide sufficient data or is vague

Question 432 (3 of 3 Based on Passage)

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Although Ashoka embraced Buddhism and took efforts to spread Buddhism, his policy of Dhamma was a still broader concept what exactly Ashoka՚s Dhamma dealing with?

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Choice (5)Response

a.

Policy to convert other Religion people into Buddhism fold.

b.

It is a way of Life, a code of conduct.

c.

it՚s a new religion

d.

Policy to spread Buddhism with the help of conquest.

e.

All of the above

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Indian Ocean

Question 433 (4 of 4 Based on Passage)

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Which among the given was a direct result of the spread of Buddhism as shown in the map?

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Choice (5)Response

a.

Merchant activity between Southeast Asia and India boosted.

b.

Buddha՚s Disciples- monks Bikshus and law follower Upasikas brought Buddhism outside of India through the important trade routes.

c.

Tang Dynasty emperors invoked declarations prohibiting Buddhist practices.

d.

Indian Kings and Princes discontinued their aid to Buddhist monasteries by 600 C. E.

e.

None of the above

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