Section 2 Notes
In 321 BC, Chandragupta Maurya forged
the first great Indian empire
The capital of the empire was at
Pataliputra
Had a ...
Chandragupta’s rule was effective but
harsh
A brutal secret police reported on
corruption, crime, and dissent
Specially...
The most honored Maurya emperor was
Asoka, Chandragupta’s grandson
He converted to Buddhism, rejected
violence, and reso...
About 500 years after the Mauryas, the
Gupta dynasty again united much of India
Gupta emperors organized a strong centra...
Trade and farming flourished across the
Gupta empire
Students were educated in religious
schools
The large Buddhist mon...
Indian mathematicians originated the
concept of zero and developed the decimal
system of numbers (based on 10) that we
st...
Rajahs sponsored the building of stone
temples
Hindu temples were designed to reflect
cosmic patterns
Check out the cha...
The greatest Gupta poet and playwright
was Kalidasa
His most famous work is the play
Shakuntala
Hindus developed dances to express their
religion
Mudras---complex hand gestures
Listen for the explanation for this project!!!
WH Chapter 4 Section 2 Notes
WH Chapter 4 Section 2 Notes
WH Chapter 4 Section 2 Notes
WH Chapter 4 Section 2 Notes
WH Chapter 4 Section 2 Notes
WH Chapter 4 Section 2 Notes
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WH Chapter 4 Section 2 Notes

  1. 1. Section 2 Notes
  2. 2. In 321 BC, Chandragupta Maurya forged the first great Indian empire The capital of the empire was at Pataliputra Had a well-organized bureaucracy---royal officials supervised the building of roads and harbors to benefit trade, other officials collected taxes and managed state-owned factories and shipyards
  3. 3. Chandragupta’s rule was effective but harsh A brutal secret police reported on corruption, crime, and dissent Specially trained women warriors guarded his palace
  4. 4. The most honored Maurya emperor was Asoka, Chandragupta’s grandson He converted to Buddhism, rejected violence, and resolved to rule by moral example He sent missionaries to spread Buddhism across India and to Sri Lanka He thus paved the way for the later spread of Buddhism throughout Asia
  5. 5. About 500 years after the Mauryas, the Gupta dynasty again united much of India Gupta emperors organized a strong central government that promoted peace and prosperity Under the Guptas, who ruled from 320-550 AD, India enjoyed a golden age
  6. 6. Trade and farming flourished across the Gupta empire Students were educated in religious schools The large Buddhist monastery-university at Nalanda, which attracted students from other parts of Asia, taught mathematics, medicine, physics, language s, literature, and other subjects
  7. 7. Indian mathematicians originated the concept of zero and developed the decimal system of numbers (based on 10) that we still use today
  8. 8. Rajahs sponsored the building of stone temples Hindu temples were designed to reflect cosmic patterns Check out the chalkboard for the Hindu symbol for “eternity” Buddhists built splendid stupas, large domed-shaped shrines that housed the remains of the Buddha or other holy people
  9. 9. The greatest Gupta poet and playwright was Kalidasa His most famous work is the play Shakuntala
  10. 10. Hindus developed dances to express their religion Mudras---complex hand gestures
  11. 11. Listen for the explanation for this project!!!

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