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Religion and empire cont . Mauryan dynasty: India e Set up for empire: 520 B.C. Darius conquered parts of north-western India e Kingdom of Gandhara in northern Punjab 327 B.C. Alexander crushed states there e Only remained a short while e Power vacuum created e 321 B.C. Chandragupta Maurya Kautalya Arthashastra (political handbook) Son succeded Chandragupta in 297 B.C. e Highpoint of Mauryan empire: Grandson: Ashoka Maurya (268-232 B.C.) e Conquered Kingdom of Kalinga e Bloody campaign 260 B.C. e Only southernmost region of India outside Ashoka’s control e Pataliputra= capital e Edicts on pillars e Central Treasury, good economy, irrigation systems, highway (trees/inns) e Buddhist Values e Built monasteries and stupas, gave land grants, sent missionaries Financial issues and by 185 B.C. Mauryan empire disappeared Kushans e Kanishka (78-103 A.D.) e Most prominent ruler e Silk Road network Gupta rule e Founder: Chandra Gupta I (320-335) (not related to Mauryan)
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