Maurya & Gupta India. Ms. Susan M. Pojer Horace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY Edited by Ms. Melissa Steward Gateway Middle School Monroeville, PA. Chandragupta : 321 BCE-298 BCE. Unified northern India . Defeated the Persian general Seleucus .
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Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
Edited by Ms. Melissa Steward
Gateway Middle School
Chandragupta: 321 BCE-298 BCE
Had huge army and secret police
Government owned all of the land
Peasants had to pay taxes
He feared assassination food tasters, slept in different rooms, etc.
Commerce and industry flourished
Artisans manufactured jewelry, perfumes, fine fabrics, leather work, pottery, and clothing.
Swords and arrowhead were made
As he grew older, he became interested in a religion called Jainism
In Jainism, the true being was the jiva or eternal soul that lived inside the physical body
They believed that every living thing has a soul and that killing any living thing is the greatest evil
The Maurya Empire
321 BCE – 185 BCE
Asoka (304 – 232 BCE)
Asoka’s law code
One of Asoka’sStupas
Turmoil & a power Vacuum:220 BCE – 320 CE
The Maurya Empire is divided into many kingdoms.
Gupta Empire:320 CE – 647 CE
Fa-Hsien: Life in Gupta India
Chandra Gupta 11
International Trade Routes during the Guptas
rice & wheat
gold & ivory
gold & ivory
Greatly influenced Southeast Asian art & architecture.
500 healingplants identified
The earthis round
PI = 3.1416
The Decline of the Guptas
Knowledge is man's crowning mark,A treasure secretly buried,The source of luxury, fame, and bliss,A guru most venerable,A friend on foreign journeys,The pinnacle of divinity.Knowledge is valued by kings beyond wealth---When he lacks it, a man is a brute.