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1 Chandragupta and Ashoka MAURYAN EMPIRE

2 WHO WAS CHANDRAGUPTA MAURYA? 340 BC—298 BC Unified India into 1 st Hindu-centered empire Ruled India from 322- 298 Won battles to keep his kingdom Accepted Jainism in his later years Gave up his throne Fasted to death http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandragupta_Maurya

3  It gained a very organized government  It centered around Hinduism  It unified the small Aryan states (thus creating India)  Strong economy (trade)  Art and architecture  Buddhism and Jainism became popular HOW DID INDIA CHANGE UNDER CHANDRAGUPTA’S RULE?

4 MAURYA EMPIRE 320 BCE- CONQUERS THE NANDA EMPIRE

5 AND IN 20 YEARS, DOES THIS:

6 ASHOKA MAURYA The Grandson of Chandragupta 273-232 BC Ruled India from 269-232 BC Fought and killed the Kalinga Expanded the empire Converted to Buddhism and rejects violence Spreads peaceful living through empire wikipedia

7  Made Buddhism state religion  Made empire peaceful  Created Buddhist monuments all over the place  33 edicts about Buddhism and life in general  Devotes life to bettering the lives of people and animals (no animals or people can be harmed or killed)  Set up roads and treasury  Fun Ashoka Fact: He created the world’s first known animal hospitals! HOW DID INDIA CHANGE UNDER ASHOKA?

8 THE MAURYAN EMPIRE UNDER ASHOKA wikipedia

9 ONE OF THE PILLARS OF ASHOKA

10 STUPA OF ASHOKA wikipedia

11 TEMPLE wikipedia

12 “BUDDHIST PROSELYTISM AT THE TIME OF KING ASHOKA ” (THANKS HTTP://EN.WIKIPEDIA.ORG/WIKI/EDICTS_OF_ASHOKA)

13  Buddhism died out in India  But remained in lots of other places  Kingdom split up between sons– the usual happens;  jealousy,  in-fighting  eventual shattering of an empire.  Quickened by invaders By 200 BC the Maurya Empire was all but lost. 500 years later we get the Gupta Empire (more on that next week) DEATH OF ASHOKA

14 HEY KIDS, GET READY TO DO SOME SHADING ON YOUR MAPS! (FOLLOWING MAPS COURTESY OF WIKIPEDIA)

15 MAGAHDA EMPIRE 5 TH CENTURY

16 NANDA EMPIRE 323 BCE

17 MAURYA EMPIRE 320 BCE

18 MAURYA EMPIRE 305 BCE

19 STILL MORE (MAUR?) MAURYA 300 BCE

20 THE MAURYA EMPIRE UNDER ASHOKA 265 BC

21 SO TO RECAP-- Pre-Maurya EmpireAt the height of the Maurya Empire


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