“Chandragupta Maurya – D First Maurya King”
Well We all have heard d sayin ‘RAGS-TO-RICHES’, CHANDRAGUPTA MAURYA (born c. 340 BCE , ruled c. 320 BCE – 298 BCE) is d epitome(swaroop) of this saying. Chanakya had this dream of ‘AKHAND BHARAT’-A UNIFIED INDIA, where righteousness and prosperity prevailed. For this he had to overthrow the the unrighteous, cruel and treacherous Dhanananda King of Nanda Dynasty.
Chanakya literally Picked up Chandragupta from the streets and trained him wisely so that chandragupta could become the first king who could unify the whole of India, which he actaully did.
Chandragupta succeeded in conquering most of the Indian subcontinent. Chandragupta is considered the first unifier of India and its first genuine emperor.
After Chandragupt’s conquests, the Maurya Empire extended from Bengal and Assam in the east, to Afghanistan and Balochistan in the west, to Kashmir and Nepal in the north, and to the Deccan Plateau in the south.
His achievements, which ranged from conquering Macedonian satrapies in the northwest and conquering the Nanda Empire by the time he was only about 20 years old, to achieving an alliance with Seleucus I Nicator and establishing centralized rule throughout South Asia, remain some of the most celebrated in the history of India. Over two thousand years later, the accomplishments of Chandragupta stand out in the history of South Asia.
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