1. R

    Mauryan Empire as superpower?

    Friends, were the Mauryan Empire and maybe Tang Dynasty influential enough throughout the old world to be considered superpowers? I know that Mauryans had 25-33% of the world's gdp at the time. Their influence was felt all over.
  2. J

    Human rights under the Mauryan empire/Ashoka the great?

    I've heard a lot of claims about human rights under the rule of Ashoka the great, but I wonder, is this true?
  3. V

    Mauryan architecture

    Not uploaded by me, all come from another forum.
  4. B

    Offshoot from Legacy of the Mauryan Empire: quality of Indian armies

    No, what Civ did AFAIK was to use the wars between the Persians and the Greeks as an example of what qualitative superiority would look like, just like he brought up Sweden and Prussia. The point of the argument was to showcase that if Indian armies of the relevant timeframe were superior in...
  5. J

    What was the status of women in the mauryan empire?

    If I recall, I heard that they preferred to have a male child, so I got curios. How were women regarded in the society?
  6. Aham Brahmasmi

    legacy of the Mauryan Empire?

    It was bigger than modern India....possibly bigger than Rome Empire...not to mention it was the most advanced Empire with mighty army and great wealth at the time.
  7. S

    Why did the Mauryan Empire not last as long as other ancient world empires?

    Hi, I wanted to know, why did the Mauryan Empire not last as long as some of the other ancient world empires like those in China and Persia. Despite the fact that they had a most capable master strategist and empire builder Chanakya who guided Chandragupta to the throne ?
  8. RajDeva

    greeko mauryan war

    Beck ground : Chandragupta Maurya established himself as ruler of Magadha around 321 BC. He decided to conquer the Nanda Dynasty, rulers at the time of the Gangetic Plain. He fought the empire for 11 years with successful guerrilla campaigns, and captured the Nanda capital, Pataliputra. This...
  9. Aham Brahmasmi

    why mauryan empire died slowly after king Ashoka ?

    as u can see Great king conquered south asia,E.Iranian,Afghan and central Asian lands but why Empire fall just after death of Ashoka the great ?
  10. G

    Are there no mentions of pre Mauryan Indian kings in other civilization's records

    Are there no mentions of pre Mauryan Indian kings in other civilization's written records such as Greeks, Israeli, Yemeni, Persian, Chinese, Mesepotamians, Egyptians etc. I mean they all had trading relations with India and many of them have good historical recording, surviving written records...
  11. J

    Gupta Empire vs Mauryan Empire: Which is the true The Golden age of India?

    I am interested in learning and discussing more about the Gupta empire, which is called the golden age of India by historians, but I am not sure why. Why is the Gupta empire called the golden age? Are there any statistics and archaeological evidence form this period which establish how much...
  12. Devdas

    Greeks or Indo-Greeks during Mauryan and Post-Mauryan period

    I want to know what happened to Greeks who left behind in India and Bactria after Seleucus Nikator was defeated by Chandragupta Maurya in 305BC taking the large part of Eastern Hellenic Empire into Maurya Empire. How they lived under Maurya Empire and how they resurged after the fall of Mauryan...
  13. Ajanbahu

    Mauryan capital Pataliputra was larger than Rome

    In book 'History of India' by Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund , following lines are of much importance as they describe what Megasthenes the Seleucid envoy to Mauryans said about capital itself. "Two parts of his report have attracted special attention: his description of the imperial...
  14. Modest Learner

    Was Ashoka's pacifism healthy for Mauryan Empire??

    In a way, it kept the empire stable, even though it was more diverse (culturally) than India is now (my view). But didn't it have a negative effect on their military and related policies. In one line: Did Ashoka's pacifism contribute to the fall of Mauryas? If yes, then how? If not, then why?
  15. Ajathashatru

    Pre Mauryan Dynasties of Magadha, their date, rulers, reign, extend, army and all.

    Dear Friends, As you all know, Asokavardhana of Maurya Dynasty is thought to have introduced writing in ancient India, which leaves rulers and Dynasties before him, legendary. Now that there are no coins attributed to any rulers before Asoka, Pre Mauryan india is...
  16. P

    The Government System of Mauryan India.

    The best account of the Mauryan administration that we have are the writings of the Seleukid diplomat Megasthenes, who was sent to the court of the first Mauryan emperor Chandragupta, on behalf of Seleukos Nikator. His book, the Indika, is unfortunately lost, but by collecting fragments, and...
  17. P

    Military Equipment and the Organization of the Army in Mauryan India

    The most important ancient sources when assessing the organisation and forces of the Mauryan military are the epics, such as the Mahabharata and the Arthashastra. There are also several references to Indian warfare in other sources, such as Arrianos, Curtius Rufus and Strabon. This section will...
  18. qijino1236

    Mauryan Empire after Ashoka

    Ashoka's embrace of Buddhism has been said to have been the foundation of the reign of social and political peace and non-violence across all of India. Ashoka sponsored the spreading of Buddhist ideals into Sri Lanka, Southeast Asia, West Asia and Mediterranean Europe This occured after...