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Mauryan Empire and its policies

Posted on : 04 Jan 2020

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  • The Mauryan Empire had an efficient administrative system which helped in its political integration. The region included within the empire was just too diverse sot he administration seems to recognized local and regional variations which were accommodated and not wiped out.
  • It is wrong to say that the empire was a monolithic entity where every command emanated from the capital. Administrative control was strongest in areas around the capital and the provincial centers such as Taxila and ujjayni.
  • The largest expansion of the empire took place under the Chandragupta Maurya.
  • Chandragupta Maurya was the founder of the Maurya Empire in ancient India. He is credited with bringing together the small fragmented kingdoms of the country and combining them into a single large empire. During his reign, the Maurya Empire stretched from Bengal and Assam in the East to Afghanistan and Balochistan in the West, to Kashmir and Nepal in the North and to the Deccan Plateau in the South. Chandragupta Maurya, along with his mentor Chanakya, was responsible for bringing an end to the Nanda Empire.
  • Bindusara and Asoka have contributed more to the consolidation of the empire whose expansion credits should go to Chandragupta.

Article Related Questions

  1. Consider the following statements regarding the Mauryan Empire
    1.The administration of the empire was based on unitary polity where every command emanated from the capital.
    2.The largest expansion of the empire took place under King Asoka.
    Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

  2. 1.1 only

    2.2 only

    3.Both 1 and 2

    4.Neither 1 nor 2

    Right Ans : Neither 1 nor 2


  3. The 1857 Uprising was the culmination of the recurrent big and small local rebellions that occured in the preceding hundred years of British Rule. Elucidate (Answer in 150 words) - 2019 Mains


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