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1 Kerry Giordano Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School Adapted from Ms. Susan M. Pojer Chappaqua, NY Kerry Giordano Thurgood Marshall Fundamental Middle School Adapted from Ms. Susan M. Pojer Chappaqua, NY

2 Chandragupta : 321 BCE-298 BCE Unified northern India – 1 mil Unified northern India – 1 mil square miles square miles Defeated the Persian general Seleucus -uses 700,000 Defeated the Persian general Seleucus -uses 700,000 soldiers/9000 elephants soldiers/9000 elephants Divided his empire into provinces, then districts for tax assessments and law enforcement. Divided his empire into provinces, then districts for tax assessments and law enforcement. He feared assassination [like Saddam Hussein] food tasters, slept in different rooms, etc. He feared assassination [like Saddam Hussein] food tasters, slept in different rooms, etc. 301 BCE gave up his throne & became a Jain – an ascetic 301 BCE gave up his throne & became a Jain – an ascetic

3 Chandragupta : 321 BCE-298 BCE Accomplishments: Accomplishments: * wrote laws * wrote laws * protected water supply * protected water supply * roads – 1000 miles long * roads – 1000 miles long

4 The Maurya Empire 321 BCE – 185 BCE

5 Asoka (304 – 232 BCE) Religious conversion after the gruesome battle of Kalinga in 262 BCE - buddhist Religious conversion after the gruesome battle of Kalinga in 262 BCE - buddhist Dedicated his life to Buddhism. Dedicated his life to Buddhism. Built extensive roads. Built extensive roads. Sends Mahinda (son) to spread Buddhism – Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Sends Mahinda (son) to spread Buddhism – Ceylon (Sri Lanka) Allows slavery/execution – Allows slavery/execution – conflict with religion!

6 Asoka (304 – 232 BCE) Buddhist Values – love, lack of wordly possesions Buddhist Values – love, lack of wordly possesions General Welfare – shelter, health, clean water, food General Welfare – shelter, health, clean water, food Justice – fair laws Justice – fair laws Security – peace and conquest of enemies Security – peace and conquest of enemies Asoka edicts

7 Asokas law code Edicts scattered in more than 30 places in India, Nepal, Pakistan, & Afghanistan. Edicts scattered in more than 30 places in India, Nepal, Pakistan, & Afghanistan. Written mostly in Sanskrit, but one was in Greek and Aramaic. Written mostly in Sanskrit, but one was in Greek and Aramaic. 10 rock edicts. 10 rock edicts. Each pillar [stupa] is high. Each pillar [stupa] is high. Buddhist principles dominate his laws. Buddhist principles dominate his laws.

8 Asokas Empire

9 One of Asokas Stupas

10 Women Under an Asoka tree

11 Turmoil & a power Vacuum: 220 BCE – 320 CE Tamils The Maurya Empire is divided into many kingdoms.


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