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epoch

The Maurya period is an important _________ in Indian
history.

sovereign

During the Maurya period, an empire under one
_____________ was established in India for the first time.

stable

the establishment of one sovereign gave rise to a ________ administration.

Greek Officers

After Alexander's death, the _________declared the territories under their control to be independent States.

ensued

. A struggle for power __________ between Greek Officers.

rebellions

In the Indian territories under Greek rule, there were_________ against the
Greeks.

Chandragupta Maurya

____________ brought together the Indian,
Kings in these regions and went to war against the Greeks.

defeated

Chandragupta ____________the Greeks and established peace in the northwestern
Part of India.

Mauryan

Chandragupta Maurya was the
founder of the ________ empire.

Dhanananda

. He brought to an end the oppressive rule of the Magadha king__________ and
established his own rule in Magadha.

Avanti

Chandraguptas rule extended up to
_________in Madhya Pradesh and Saurashtra in the west.

Patiliputra

His capital was Pataliputra or Patna of the present day Bihar.

Seleucus Nicator

When _________, the Greek king of Babylon , invaded India,

Kabul

Chandragupta defeated him and annexed the
regions of ________, Herat and Kandahar to the Maurya empire.

Megasthenes

Seleucus Nicator had sent his ambassador _____________ to Chandragupta's court.

contemporary

Megasthenes has written an account of
______________ India.

renounced

Towards the end of his rife, Chandragupta ____________ the
throne.

Jain

It is believed that he embraced the _________ religion.

Shravan-Belgol

He
spent the last days of his life at ____________near
Mysore, and died at that place.

Bindusara

After his death his son
____________ became the king of Magadha.

Ashoka

Bindusara was
succeeded by his son ________ around 273 BC.

Governer

Ashoka was the ____________ of the
regions of Takshashila and Ujjayani.

revolt

He crushed the
_________ at Takshashila.

Priyadarshi Raja

From his inscriptions, it appears that he bore the title ,Devanam Priya, ______________,.

Bay of Bengal

Ashoka's empire extended over a vast territory that stretched up to the____________ in the east ,

Nellore

Ashoka's Empire extended upto _________ in the South ,

Arabian Sea

Ashoka's Empire extended upto the ___________ in the west,

river Kabul

Ashoka's Empire extended upto the __________ in the north-west

Nepal

Ashoka's Empire extended upto __________ in the north

Kalinga

Ashoka launched a campaign against __________ with a view to extending his empire,

moved

He won the war, but he was so __________by the terrible bloodshed that he decided never to launch any wars.

love

Emperor Ashoka was convinced that ________ is greater than war.

stone inscriptions

To spread his teachings among the common people, Ashoka erected pillar-edicts and ______________ throughout his kingdom.

respect towards

He laid stress on good conduct and _____________one's elders.

principles

He also stressed the need to follow the ____________of truth, non-violence, mercy, and kindness
towards animals.

religion

Spread of religion :

tenets

Ashoka convened a grand religious council at
upon the __________ of Buddhism.

spread

A scheme was drawn up at this council for the_________ of Buddhism.

Buddhist monks

Accordingly, Ashoka sent a number of ____________ to other
countries outside India.

Buddhism

He sent his own son Mahendra and daughter Sanghamitra to Sri Lanka to preach
______________.

religions

Emperor Ashoka respected all _______.

Public

_______ welfare activities :

subjects.

: Emperor Ashoka did
many things for the happiness and welfare of his
________.

medical treatment

Emperor Ashoka started hospitals to provide free medicines and __________ to people as well as animals.

medicinal

Emperor Ashoka also started the cultivation of useful _________plants.

roads

Emperor Ashoka had trees planted on both sides of the________

travellers.

Emperor Ashoka had sheds erected to provide drinking water to travellers.

wells

Emperor Ashoka also had many _______ dug.

Administration

Administration during the Maurya period :

dispense justice

The main functions of the king were to protect his people and to _____________.

six divisions

The empire was divided into __________ for the
convenience of administration.

mantri-parishad.

The council which advised the king in matters of administration was known as the council of ministers or __________.

administration.

Officers were
appointed to run the ____________

Rajjuk,

The officer at the
district level was known as________

Gop

the officer at the taluka
level was ________

Gramani.

and the head of a village was Gramani.

intelligence service

There was an efficient ____________ to assist the mantri-parishad and the officers.

Life

________of the people during the Maurya period :

agriculture

During the Maurya period, life of the people depended on __________ and was influenced by it.

prospered

but other occupations also _________

glazed

Production of ________ pottery was done on a large scale .

large-scale

Ship-building was also a
_________ industry.

traders

There guilds of _______ as also of people engaged in various occupations.

shrenis

These guilds
were called _________.

celebrated

Several functions and festivals were _________ for
entertainment.

competitions

There were dance and music concerts and
wrestling ____________.

board

________ games were popular people
played chess, too.

art

________ and Literature :

mauryan

: Architecture and sculpture had
advanced greatly in this_______ period.

emperor ashoka

During the reign of
Emperor Ashoka, sculpture developed further.

viharas

Emperor Ashoka erected
many pillars, stupas and __________

dharma-chakra

The _______________on the Sarnath pillar that he erected finds a place of
honour on the Indian
national flag today,

ardhamagadhi

During the Maurya
period, along with Sanskrit,
Prakrit languages like Pali
And ________________ were
used by the people.

Arthshashtra

Panini's
'Ashtaddhyayi' and
Chanakya's ___________ are
two of the renowned works
of this time.

tipitaka

It was during
this period that the Buddhist
work '__________, (Tripitaka)
was completed.

women

Tipitaka includes compositions of __________of Bauddha Sanghas.

jatak katha

The '____________' based on the life of Gautama Buddha
were written during this period.

indian

The Maurya Emperors were great patrons of _________ arts.

new avenues

____________opened in the field of Indian art and culture during their regimes .

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