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  • Golden Age of Maurya India
  • Do you recognize which modern nation the Mauryan empire was located in?
  • Mauryan Empire
    • India's "Golden Age“
    • A time of great wealth but also a time of great violence.
    • India would become united under one ruler during this empire's reign.
    • Around 323 B.C., a great empire emerged in northern India.
    • First King of the empire was Chandragupta .
    • He believed in absolute power over the people he conquered
    • Under his reign India prospered and enjoyed great success.
    • He conquered using a huge army and monies from trade with places such as Greece, Rome, and China.
    Chandragupta’s Rule
  • Absolute Rule:
    • The belief that a ruler must have complete control over its people.
  • The Science of Material Gain
    • Chandragupta believed “ The Science of Material Gain ” gave him the right to rule over people with complete control.
  • Conquering the Land
    • Chandragupta commanded a huge army to control his subjects.
  • India’s Secret Weapons
    • In Ancient India- Elephants were used as weapons in battle to strike fear into the hearts of the enemies.
  • King Asoka
    • When Chandragupta died, the empire passed to his son, then grandson, Asoka.
    • King Asoka was the greatest ruler of the Mauryan empire.
    • He became a father to his people.
  • Battle of Kalinga
    • King Asoka converted to Buddhism after witnessing this bloody battle of Kalinga.
    • King Asoka
    • became a religiously
    • tolerant ruler
    • Asoka respected all
    • religions
    • Asoka ruled a vast
    • empire bordered on the North by the huge Himalayan Mountains
  • King Asoka encouraged teachers to spread Buddhism throughout India and beyond.
  • The Collapse of the Mauryan Empire
    • Asoka and his laws are remembered in the modern Indian flag.
    • The wheel of law, or Dharma Chakra , is on many of Asoka's pillars and has been the focal point of India's flag since 1947.
  • Do Now: Check to see that you have this information in your Cornell notes.
    • Absolute Power : a ruler’s complete control over the people.
    • Convert: A change in belief (religious belief) of a person.
    • Know these as well:
    • Asoka
    • Chandragupta
    • The Science of Material Gain
    • Himalaya Mts.
    • Elephant Army
    • Kalinga
    • Dharma Chakra
    • Mauryan Empire
  • Step 4 Lesson Complete
    • Be sure to save your Cornell notes in your U:// drive as instructed .
    • Then turn in the notes into your teacher’s “Inbox” in the teacher folder.
    • Note to you: your quiz will be over more than just vocabulary!!!