- Chandragupta Maurya: The great emperor
- CHANDRA GUPTA MAURYA
Chandragupta Maurya: The great emperor
CHANDRA GUPTA MAURYASeleucus sent his ambassador, Megasthenes, to the court of Chandragupta Maurya. Megasthenes wrote an account of the army and power of the king.
CHANDRA GUPTA ATTACK ON MACEDONIAActing under the guidance of his astute Brahman preceptor, Vishnugupta,
better known by his name Chanakya, or his surname Kautilya or Kautalya,Chandragupta, who had been exiled from Magadha, attacked the Macedonian ofiicers in command of the garrisons in the Indus basin after Alexander’s death, and ruin them, with the aid of the northern nations. About the same time the youthful adventurer and his wily counsellor effected a revolution at Pataliputra (Patna), the capital of the Magadhan monarchy, and exterminated the Nanda family. It is not clear whether the Magadhan revolution followed the attack on the Macedonian officers.
FROM MIGHTY RULER TO SIMPLE MANIn his last days, Chandragupta bequeathed throne to his son, Bindusara, and spent his life as an simple man. He ended his life in self-starvation at Sravenbelagola, a place in Karnataka, leaving behind a mighty Empire…
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