New Kings and Kingdoms Question: Write an essay on the Rashtrakuta dynasty outlining how they built their empire. The Rashtrakutas ruled over large parts of southern, central and northern India between the 8th and 10th Centuries CE.
Arthasastra was first discovered by R. Shama Sastri in In the northwestern India Asokan inscriptions were found in Karoshti script. He was the founder of the Mauryan Empire. At the age of 25, captured Pataliputra from last ruler of the Nanda dynasty, Dhanananda.
Also selukas married his daughter to chandragupta,and megasthenes was sent as greek ambassador to mauryan court. In return chandragupta gave elephants to selukas. He was called as 'Sandrocattus' He also dig Sudharsan lake in Gujarat for the purpose of drinking water.
Then he went to Sravana Belgola, near Mysore along with Jain monks led by Bhadrabhagu and followed sallekhana i. Empire under Bindusara extended up to Mysore.
He also received Dionysis as ambassador from ptolmey philadelphus of Egypt He supported the Ajivikas, a religious sect He appointed his elder son Susima as governor of Taxila, other son Asoka as the governor of Ujjain.
Asoka the Great — B. The Ceylonese Chronicles, Dipavamsa and Mahavamsa state that Asoka captured power after killing his ninety nine brothers including the his elder brother Susima.
But according to Taranatha of Tibet, Asoka killed only six of his brothers The most important event war with Kalinga in B. Asoka became a Sakya Upasaka lay dsicple and two and a half years later, a Bikshu monk He appointed special officers called Dharma Mahamatras to speed up the progress of Dhamma In B.
Efficient organization of administration in the direction of social welfare and maintenance of constant contact with people through the system of Dhammayatras. Humane treatment of servants by masters and prisoners by government officials.
Consideration and non-violence to animals and courtesy to relations and liberality to Brahmins. Tolerance among all the religious sects.
Conquest through Dhamma instead of through war. Due to the Bactrian invasions eastern part was intact under Samprati successor of Dasaratha last Mauryan king was Brihatratha, who was assassinated by Pushyamitra Sunga.
Mauryan Administration Central Administration: The King was Chief.There will be two question papers, UGC NET Public Administration Paper II and Paper III (Parts – A & B). UGC NET Public Administration Paper II will cover 50 Objective Type Questions (Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion – Reasoning type) carrying marks.
Kautilya’s Arthashastra suggest that the villages were the smallest units of administration and were looked after by the village elders known as ‘Gram Vriddhas’ (C hande, , p). The capital of the Mauryan Empire was Pataliputra The Mauryan Empire is known for the Arthasastra by Kautilya (Chanakya), the Rock Edicts of Asoka, and the Lion Capital of Asoka at Sarnath which today serves as the emblem of India.
Chola administration and territorial integrity until the rule of Kulothunga Chola III was stable and very prosperous up to , but during his rule itself, the decline of the Chola power started following his defeat by Maravarman Sundara Pandiyan II in – Write an essay on Chola administration throwing light on the local self government.
 Describe the cultural achievements of the Cholas with the reference to their architecture. Indian Economic & Social History The present study utilises inscriptional records from the Chola period (AD ) in South India in order to address several major problems con- the Growth of Feudal Elements and Feudal Administration, Calcutta, , pp.