NCERT notes on important topics for the UPSC Civil Services Exam. These notes will also be useful for other competitive exams like banking PO, SSC, state civil services exams and so on. This article talks about the downfall of the Mauryan empire.
Late Stages of the Mauryan Empire
After the death of Emperor Ashoka, the Mauryan Empire collapsed within five decades. There are many reasons given by historians for this disintegration of a once-mighty empire. At its zenith, the Mauryan Empire stretched from Afghanistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east. It covered almost the whole Indian subcontinent except modern-day Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and Sri Lanka. A few years after Ashoka’s death, the weakening of the empire started.
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The various reasons for the fall of the Mauryan Empire are highlighted below:
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The table below lists a few important articles in continuation with this topic on Ancient Indian History as part of our series of NCERT History of Ancient India notes for UPSC 2023.
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