Why was mauryan empire regarded as landmark in early indian history
The Mauryan rule was regarded as a landmark in the country because of the following reasons:
- The Mauryan Empire was the first major empire which encompassed Afghanistan and Balochistan in north west to Bengal in the east and to south of the country. It unified the entire country.
- The Mauryan left a rich architectural legacy. They built huge stupas out of stone. The Mauryan palace which was observed by Megasthenes was a magnificent and a splendid stone structure. The Sarnath pillar is a marvelous structure.
- The Mauryans organized the administration efficiently. The empire was divided into provinces looked after by the nobles.
- King Asoka is famous for his benevolent works the policy of dhamma.
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