The nandas added to the Magadhan power by conquering Kalinga from where they brought an image of the Jina as a victory trophy. All this took place in the reign of Mahapadma Nanda. He claimed to be ekarat, the soles overeign who destroyed all the other ruling princes. It seems that he acquired not only Kalinga but also Koshala which had probably rebelled against him.
The later Nandas turned out to be weak and unpopular. Their rule in Magadha was supplanted by that of the Maurya dynasty under which the Magadhan empire reached the apex of glory.
➢ Chandragupta Maurya
➢ Imperial Organization
➢ Ashoka (273-232 B.C.)
➢ Ashokan Inscriptions
➢ Impact of the Kalinga War
➢ Internal Policy and Buddhism
➢ Ashoka’s Place in History
|1. What were the Mahajanapadas?|
|2. How did the Magadha Empire rise and grow?|
|3. What characterized the Age of the Mauryas?|
|4. What is the significance of the Territorial States & The First Magadhan Empire?|
|5. How did the Mauryan Empire decline?|