This PSEB 6th Class Social Science Notes Chapter 13 The Mauryas and The Sungas will help you in revision during exams.
PSEB 6th Class Social Science Notes Chapter 13 The Mauryas and The Sungas
→ The Mauryan Empire: The Mauryan Empire came into being in the last quarter of 600 B.C.
→ It was established by Chandragupta Maurya in Magadha.
→ Alexander: Alexander was a great Greek conqueror from Macedonia. He invaded India in 326 B.C.
→ Chanakya: Chanakya is popularly known as Kautilya. He was the Prime Minister of Chandragupta Maurya.
→ He was a great teacher, scholar, and the author of the famous book ‘Arthasastra’.
→ Megasthenes: Megasthenes was the Greek Ambassador of Seleucus Nikator. He wrote the book ‘Indica’.
→ Bindusara: Bindusara was the son of Chandragupta Maurya. He ruled India for about 25 years.
→ Ashoka, the Great: Ashoka, the Great was a son of Bindusara. He is known as one of the greatest rulers in the world.
→ Edicts: Edicts are orders proclaimed by an authority.
→ Dhamma: Dhamma was a code of morality enacted by Ashoka for his people to lead a peaceful and virtuous life.
→ Sarnath: Sarnath is a place near Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.
→ The capital of Ashoka’s pillar at Sarnath has been adopted as India’s National Emblem.
→ The Sunga Empire: The Sunga Empire was founded by Pushyamitra Sunga.
→ He was the commander-in-chief of the Mauryan army.
→ He killed the last Mauryan king Brihadratha and himself became the king in 184 B.C.