Forged the first Indian empire. Maintained a well-organized bureaucracy which was effective but harsh.
Ideas that opposed those of the government.
Chandragupta's grandson who was emperor in 286 BC but converted to Buddhism.
People sent on a religious mission (by Asoka), to spread Buddhism across India and to Sri Lanka.
From Chandragupta to Asoka's death, the empire declined over the rivalry of princes and power for the Gangetic Plain.
Emperors that organized a strong central government that promoted peace and prosperity and brought forth a Golden Age. The dynasty declines under pressure of weak rulers, civil war, and foreign invaders.
A period of great cultural achievement.
Numbers based on ten digets that originated from Indian mathematics.
The ideal family in which parents, children, and their offspring share a common dwelling.
A payment to the bridegroom from the parents of the bride, and financed the costly wedding festivities.
A typical village structure
A cluster of homes made of earth or stone where farmers grew wheat, rice, cotton, sugar cane, or other crops according to region. A village headman and council made decisions.