India during the Maurya Period
The Maurya period is an important _________ in Indian
During the Maurya period, an empire under one
_____________ was established in India for the first time.
the establishment of one sovereign gave rise to a ________ administration.
After Alexander's death, the _________declared the territories under their control to be independent States.
. A struggle for power __________ between Greek Officers.
In the Indian territories under Greek rule, there were_________ against the
____________ brought together the Indian,
Kings in these regions and went to war against the Greeks.
Chandragupta ____________the Greeks and established peace in the northwestern
Part of India.
Chandragupta Maurya was the
founder of the ________ empire.
. He brought to an end the oppressive rule of the Magadha king__________ and
established his own rule in Magadha.
Chandraguptas rule extended up to
_________in Madhya Pradesh and Saurashtra in the west.
His capital was Pataliputra or Patna of the present day Bihar.
When _________, the Greek king of Babylon , invaded India,
Chandragupta defeated him and annexed the
regions of ________, Herat and Kandahar to the Maurya empire.
Seleucus Nicator had sent his ambassador _____________ to Chandragupta's court.
Megasthenes has written an account of
Towards the end of his rife, Chandragupta ____________ the
It is believed that he embraced the _________ religion.
spent the last days of his life at ____________near
Mysore, and died at that place.
After his death his son
____________ became the king of Magadha.
succeeded by his son ________ around 273 BC.
Ashoka was the ____________ of the
regions of Takshashila and Ujjayani.
He crushed the
_________ at Takshashila.
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 ,
Ashoka's Empire extended upto _________ in the South ,
Ashoka's Empire extended upto the ___________ in the west,
Ashoka's Empire extended upto the __________ in the north-west
Ashoka's Empire extended upto __________ in the north
Ashoka launched a campaign against __________ with a view to extending his empire,
He won the war, but he was so __________by the terrible bloodshed that he decided never to launch any wars.
Emperor Ashoka was convinced that ________ is greater than war.
To spread his teachings among the common people, Ashoka erected pillar-edicts and ______________ throughout his kingdom.
He laid stress on good conduct and _____________one's elders.
He also stressed the need to follow the ____________of truth, non-violence, mercy, and kindness
Spread of religion :
Ashoka convened a grand religious council at
upon the __________ of Buddhism.
A scheme was drawn up at this council for the_________ of Buddhism.
Accordingly, Ashoka sent a number of ____________ to other
countries outside India.
He sent his own son Mahendra and daughter Sanghamitra to Sri Lanka to preach
Emperor Ashoka respected all _______.
_______ welfare activities :
: Emperor Ashoka did
many things for the happiness and welfare of his
Emperor Ashoka started hospitals to provide free medicines and __________ to people as well as animals.
Emperor Ashoka also started the cultivation of useful _________plants.
Emperor Ashoka had trees planted on both sides of the________
Emperor Ashoka had sheds erected to provide drinking water to travellers.
Emperor Ashoka also had many _______ dug.
Administration during the Maurya period :
The main functions of the king were to protect his people and to _____________.
The empire was divided into __________ for the
convenience of administration.
The council which advised the king in matters of administration was known as the council of ministers or __________.
appointed to run the ____________
The officer at the
district level was known as________
the officer at the taluka
level was ________
and the head of a village was Gramani.
There was an efficient ____________ to assist the mantri-parishad and the officers.
________of the people during the Maurya period :
During the Maurya period, life of the people depended on __________ and was influenced by it.
but other occupations also _________
Production of ________ pottery was done on a large scale .
Ship-building was also a
There guilds of _______ as also of people engaged in various occupations.
were called _________.
Several functions and festivals were _________ for
There were dance and music concerts and
________ games were popular people
played chess, too.
________ and Literature :
: Architecture and sculpture had
advanced greatly in this_______ period.
During the reign of
Emperor Ashoka, sculpture developed further.
Emperor Ashoka erected
many pillars, stupas and __________
The _______________on the Sarnath pillar that he erected finds a place of
honour on the Indian
national flag today,
During the Maurya
period, along with Sanskrit,
Prakrit languages like Pali
And ________________ were
used by the people.
Chanakya's ___________ are
two of the renowned works
of this time.
It was during
this period that the Buddhist
work '__________, (Tripitaka)
Tipitaka includes compositions of __________of Bauddha Sanghas.
The '____________' based on the life of Gautama Buddha
were written during this period.
The Maurya Emperors were great patrons of _________ arts.
____________opened in the field of Indian art and culture during their regimes .