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  Chandragupta Maurya - LoveToKnow 1911
In 305 Seleucus Nicator crossed the Indus, but was defeated by Chandragupta and forced to a humiliating peace (303), by which the empire of the latter was still farther extended in the north.
The government was, of course, autocratic and even tyrannous, but it was organized on an elaborate system, army and civil service being administered by a series of boards, while the cities were governed by municipal commissioners responsible for public order and the upkeep of public works.
Chandragupta himself is described as living in barbaric splendour, appearing in public only to hear causes, offer sacrifice, or to go on military and hunting expeditions, and withal so fearful of assassination that he never slept two nights running in the same room.
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 Chandragupta Maurya
Chandragupta Maurya with the help Chanakya (Kautilya), who is also known as the Indian Machiavelli, destroyed the Nanda rulers of Magadha[?] and established the Mauryan empire.
Chandragupta not only stopped his advance but pushed the frontier farther west into what is now Afghanistan.
Chandragupta Maurya's son Bindusara became the new Mauryan Emperor by inheriting an empire that included the Hindu Kush, Narmada[?], Vindhyas[?], Mysore, Bihar, Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Baluchistan and Afghanistan.
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 The Badass of the Week
Chandragupta was born in around 300 BC in India and became an incredibly influential character in Indian history.
Chandragupta got pissed out and defeated the Greek army, conquered Afghanistan, and then took the Greek Commander’s daughter to be his wife because you know what they say about Greek chicks.
Chandragupta turned over his empire to his son in 298 BC and went in the desert to become a Jain Monk, where he became so totally X-treme that he fasted himself to death.
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 Mauryan India - History for Kids!
After Alexander went back to Babylon in 324 BC, a man named Chandragupta was able to overthrow the old Aryan kingdom of Nanda and form a big new empire over all of northern India and into Afghanistan.
Chandragupta conquered the Indus valley back from the Greeks and as part of the peace treaty he married the daughter of Seleucus, who had succeeded Alexander, and gave Seleucus 200 elephants.
Chandragupta died in 298 BC and was succeeded by his son Bindusara.
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 Ancient India - Chandragupta Maurya
Chandragupta, with the help Chanakya (Kautilya), who is also known as the Indian Machiavelli, destroyed the Nanda rulers of Magadha and established the Mauryan empire.
The most important result of this treaty was that Chandragupta's fame spread far and wide and his empire was recognised as a great power in the western countries.
Chandragupta Maurya's son Bindusara became the new Mauryan Emperor by inheriting an empire including the Hindukush, Narmada, Vindhyas, Mysore, Bihar, Bengal, Orissa, Assam, Baluchistan and Afghanistan.
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 Indian History - Empire of Chandragupta II
Chandragupta II proved to be of the same military mettle of his father and brought large amounts of territory in Western India under the Gupta empire.
From the inscription of the Mehrauli Iron Pillar of Chandragupta II situated in Delhi, it is learnt that he waged successful wars against several chiefs of Vanga (Bengal).
Chandragupta's empire had both the Arabian Sea coast and that of the Bay of Bengal under its control.
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 Chandragupta Maurya in India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chandragupta Maurya founded the Mauryan empire, which was the mightiest in 3rd century BC, in Magadha, in Bihar of today.
Chandragupta married Seleucus Nicator’s daughter to seal the peace accord.
Chandragupta embraced Jainism, abdicated the throne to his son Bindusara and chose to live as a monk till his death in 298 BC.
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 CHANDRAGUPTA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Shortly afterward, Chandragupta raised an army and conquered Magadha, defeating the Nandas.
Chandragupta's power was challenged by King Seleucus I of Syria, Alexander's successor, who invaded the northern subcontinent in 305 bc, where he suffered a crushing defeat.
Chandragupta thereupon added to his lands all of the territory north to the Hindu Kush, including Baluchistan and Afghanistan.
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 Chandragupta Maurya - Definition, explanation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chandragupta Maurya (ruled 322–298 BC), known to the Greeks as Sandracottus, was the first emperor of the Mauryan empire in India.
Chandragupta not only stopped his advance but forced him to a peace treaty in 303 BC and pushed the frontier of his empire farther west into what is now Afghanistan.
Chandragupta Maurya's son Bindusara became the new Mauryan Emperor by inheriting an empire that included the Hindu Kush, Narmada, Vindhyas, Mysore, Bihar, Bengal, Assam, Baluchistan, and Afghanistan.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Chandragupta II
Chandragupta II (very often referred to as Vikramaditya or Chandragupta Vikramaditya) was one of the most powerfull emperors of the Gupta empire.
Chandragupta was the son of the previous ruler, Samudragupta.
Chandragupta II controlled a vast empire, from the mouth of the Ganges to the mouth of the Indus River and from what is now North Pakistan down to the mouth of the Narmada.
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 Maurya Empire information - Search.com
Chandragupta Maurya's embrace of Jainism increased social and religious renewal and reform across society, while Ashoka's embrace of Buddhism was the foundation of the reign of social and political peace and non-violence across India.
Chandragupta was again in conflict with the Greeks, when Seleucus I, ruler of the Seleucid Empire, tried to reconquer the northwestern parts of India which had been lost, during a campaign in 305 BCE.
Chandragupta's great grandson Ashokavardhan Maurya, better known as Ashoka (273- 232 BCE), is considered by contemporary historians as perhaps the greatest of Indian monarchs, and certainly one of the greatest throughout the world.
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 Rise and Fall of the Mauryan Empire
Chandragupta's counselor and advisor was his adoptive father, Chanakya, who is said to have kept Chandragupta's youthful impulses in check and to have been learned in medicine, Hellenism and Zoroastrianism.
And it is said that he guided Chandragupta in a bloody war that began two years after Alexander left India, a war that ended with Chandragupta overthrowing the Nanda dynasty that had been ruling the state of Magadha.
Chandragupta's capital was Pataliputra (today, Putra), a city nine by two miles, surrounded by walls of timber, 570 towers, a moat 900 feet wide and 30 feet deep.
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 Rise and Fall of the Mauryan Empire
Chandragupta's counselor and advisor was his adoptive father, Chanakya, who is said to have kept Chandragupta's youthful impulses in check and to have been learned in medicine, Hellenism and Zoroastrianism.
And it is said that he guided Chandragupta in a bloody war that began two years after Alexander left India, a war that ended with Chandragupta overthrowing the Nanda dynasty that had been ruling the state of Magadha.
Chandragupta's capital was Pataliputra (today, Putra), a city nine by two miles, surrounded by walls of timber, 570 towers, a moat 900 feet wide and 30 feet deep.
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 Chandragupta Maurya Summary
Chandragupta Maurya (Sanskrit: चन्द्रगुप्त मौर्य) (ruled 322–298 BC) was the founder of the Mauryan Empire.
Chandragupta is acknowledged as the greatest of ancient Indian rulers, and his kingdom, which spanned from Afghanistan in the West, Bengal in the East, the Deccan plateau in the South and Kashmir in the North, was the greatest power of its day.
As a result of this treaty, Chandragupta's empire was recognized as a great power by the Hellenic world, and the kings of Egypt and Syria sent their own ambassadors to his court.
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 Chandragupta II
It was under the rule of Samudragupta's son, Chandragupta II (very often referred to as Vikramaditya or Chandragupta Vikramaditya) spanning 375-413/15 AD, that the Gupta empire achieved its zenith.
Chandragupta II controlled a vast empire, from the mouth of the Ganges to the mouth of the Indus River and from what is now North Pakistan down to the mouth of the Narmada.
This is evidenced by later reports of the presence a circle of poets known as the Nine Jewels in his court (Did this inspire the latter Nine Gems of Akbar's court).
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 Biographies: Chandragupta Maurya :: 0 A.D. :: Wildfire Games
Chandragupta spent his youth in the palace and was raised as a prince, but when a kinsman of his named Dhanananda came to power things changed.
The crowning achievements of this paranoia were, according to Megasthenes (Seleucid ambassador to Chandragupta), the building of a palace that reportedly contained 1,400 beds that he never slept twice in and the formation of, on the advice of Kautilya, a unit of 700 female bodyguards.
Due to Chandragupta’s strong military tradition and excellent government structure the Mauryan Empire was able to grow to cover the entire Indian subcontinent under the reigns of his son Bindusara and his grandson, the legendary Buddhist Emperor Ashoka.
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 The Age of the Guptas and After
Under Chandragupta I (320-335), empire was revived in the north.
It was his son, however, Samudragupta (335-376), and later his grandson, Chandragupta II (376-415), who extended the kingdom into an empire over the whole of the north and the western Deccan.
Chandragupta II was the greatest of the Gupta kings; called Vikramaditya ("The Sun of Power"), he presided over the greatest cultural age in India.
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 Chandragupta: c. 321- c. 297 BC
297 BC Chandragupta Maurya was the first emperor of the Mauryan empire.
Toward the end of his life, Chandragupta renounced his throne and became an ascetic under the Jain saint Bhadrabahn, ending his days in self-starvation [1].
The Mauryan empire, which Chandragupta founded, owes its name to the house of the Mauryas, under whose rule the Indian subcontinent saw, for the first time in history, a considerable degree of political unity.
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 The Mauryan Dynasty
His goal was to unite the country as one Nation and was persued until the time of King Asoka (grandson of Chandragupta) But the loss of hundreds of thosands lives in war changed his mind and he gave up war for peace and converted to Buddhism.
Chandragupta's army consisted of 700000 soldiers, 8000 chariots and 9000 elephants.
Chandragupta Maurya is notable in the history of India as the founder of the Mauryan Empire.
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 Chandragupta - Encyclopedia.com
In c.305, Chandragupta, with a huge army, defeated Seleucus I (Nicator) who had invaded NW India in an attempt to regain Alexander the Great's Indian provinces.
Chandragupta established a vast secret service system and, fearing assassination, rarely left his palace.
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 webindia123.com-Indian History-Ancient-THE GUPTA PERIOD
The importance of the rule Chandragupta I centres around the influence of Kumaradevi the Lichchavi princess, coins bearing the figures of the princess speaks of the extent of her influence.
Chandragupta became the king of Pataliputra and established a kingdom along the Ganges.
Chandragupta Vikramaditya's miltary conquests includes the conquest of Malwa, Gujarat and Saurashtra which were under the Saka rule.
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 GMT GAMES: Project 500
Beginning with Chandragupta Maurya's victories over the Nanda clan, the game follows the brief but rapid rise of the Mauryan dynasty, from Chandragupta's expulsion of Seleucus from the Indus river valley to the conquest of the last independent kingdom on the subcontinent, Kalinga, by his grandson Ashoka.
Chandragupta simulates the traditional "four-fold" division of the Indian military system, with the elephant corps reigning supreme, and the hordes of light infantry regarded as little more than fodder for chariots' wheels and trampling pachyderms.
Chandragupta is the 13th volume in the series.
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 Empire, Fragmentation and Salvation in Ancient India   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chandragupta's counselor and advisor was his adoptive father, Kautilya, who is said to have kept Chandragupta's youthful impulses in check and to have been learned in medicine, Hellenism and Zoroastrianism.
Chandragupta, in accordance with the views of Kautilya, sent an army of infantry, cavalry, many chariots and elephants to the Indus Valley, extending his rule there and beyond, into the Hindu Kush.
Chandragupta's capital was Pataliputra, a city nine by two miles, surrounded by walls of timber, 570 towers, a moat 900 feet wide and 30 feet deep.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Chandragupta
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Greek ambassador at the court of Chandragupta Maurya at Pāṭaliputra, c.
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