The first state to unify most of the Indian subcontinent. It was founded by Chandragupta Maurya in 324 B.C.E. and survived until 184 B.C.E.
The second empire in India, founded by Chandra Gupta I in A.D. 320 based in the Ganges Valley.
Sect of Buddhism where people accepted new doctrines of Buddhism which allowed for mass religion that offered salvation to all and allowed popular worship.
A sect of Buddhism focusing on the strict spiritual discipline originally advocated by the Buddha.
Mounded stone structures built over holy relics which Bhuddists walked the paths around to meditate.
one of India's greatest writers. Might have been court poet for Chandra Gupta II. Famous play - Shakuntala - girl who falls in love w/ and marries a King.
a system of ancient caravan routes across Central Asia, along which traders carried silk and other trade goods.
The dynasty that took over after Liu Bang beat Xiang Yu, and which ruled for more than 400 years. It was also very influencial.
system; practice of government employment based on competitive examinations and merit using the teachings of Confuscius.