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 .
Ms. Susan M. PojerHorace Greeley HS Chappaqua, NY
Edited by Ms. Melissa Steward
Gateway Middle School
Chandragupta: 321 BCE-298 BCE
Government owned all of the land
Peasants had to pay taxes
He feared assassination food tasters, slept in different rooms, etc.
Artisans manufactured jewelry, perfumes, fine fabrics, leather work, pottery, and clothing.
Swords and arrowhead were made
Traded increasedChandragupta Maurya
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 evilChandragupta Maurya
321 BCE – 185 BCE
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
rice & wheat
gold & ivory
gold & ivory
Greatly influenced Southeast Asian art & architecture.
500 healingplants identified
The earthis round
PI = 3.1416
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.