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Dryland Farming in India

    Dryland Farming in India Dryland farming refers to the agricultural technique where the cultivation of crops is dependent on natural rainfall. The land entirely depends on nature and irrigation methods are not used. Dryland farming, while accounting for 73 per cent of the cultivated area in India contributes only about 42 per cent of…
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Short Biography of Ashoka the Great

    Short Biography of Ashoka the Great Ashoka the Great Introduction: Ashoka the Great (also Samrat Ashoka, Ashoka Maurya) succeeded to the throne of Mauryan Empire in 273 B.C., after the death of his father, Bindusara. He is remembered for his efforts to spread the message of peace through Buddhism among the masses. King Ashoka is…
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Samrat Ashoka (Emperor Ashoka Maurya)

    Samrat Ashoka (Emperor Ashoka Maurya) Samrat Ashoka, also known as Ashoka the Great, is regarded as one of the greatest emperor in Indian History. He was the son of Bindusara Maurya and grandson of Chandragupta Maurya. He was born on 304 B.C. The ascession of Samrat Ashoka Maurya to the throne of Magadha…
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The religious policy of Ashoka

    The religious policy of Ashoka This spirit of philanthropy, humanitarianism lay at the bottom of the religious policy of Ashoka the Great. Maurya Emperor Ashoka found that in his vast empire there were various races, sects and diverse cultures. Ashoka found that application of force was no solution to the problem of separatism…
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Mauryan Government

    Mauryan Government Principles and working of the civil administration of Mauryan Government The civil administration of the Mauryan government was highly efficient and well-organized. According to Megasthenes, there were two classes of superior civil officials the Agoranomi and the Astyomi. In the words of the ambassador historian, the Agoranomi superintend the rivers, measure…
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Mauryan Economy

    Mauryan Economy The economy of Mauryan Empire was sound. The Mauryas established a centralized government which contributed to the economic progress of the country. Agriculture was the principal backbone of Mauryan Economy. The cultivators were the most numerous classes. Land revenue was the principal source of state income. Agriculture: The basic economy of…
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Mauryan Art and Architecture

    Mauryan Art and Architecture The art and architecture of the Mauryan Empire constitutes the culminating point of the progress of Indian art. The period was marked by mature use of stone and production of masterpieces. Classification: The Mauryan period art and architecture, except that of the relics of the palace of Chandragupta Maurya at Pataliputra,…
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King Bindusara Maurya

    King Bindusara Maurya Introduction: Bindusara  Maurya was the second Mauryan Emperor. He succeeded to the throne on 298 B.C. His father was Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of Maurya dynasty. The mother of Bindusara was Durdhara, who was one of the wives of Chandragupta. He was born in 320 B.C. Chanakya, the famous minister…
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Importance of Ashoka

    Importance of Ashoka King Ashoka was the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya. Asoka holds an important position not only in the history of India, but in the history of the world as well. Few characters in world history can stand comparison with him. He stands head and shoulders above them. The importance of Ashoka…
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History of Chandragupta Maurya (Sandrocottus)

    History of Chandragupta Maurya (Sandrocottus) Introduction: King Chandragupta Maurya was the founder of Maurya Empire. He is also known as Sandrocottus among Greek. He was born in 340 B.C. and died in about 298 B.C. He was succeeded by his son Bindusara. Chandragupta Maurya had to struggle against Dhana Nanda twice. In his first…
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