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Who amongst the following Mauryan rulers did conquer the Deccan?

 Who amongst the following Mauryan rulers did conquer the Deccan?

1
Ashoka
2
Chandragupta
3
Bindusara
Correct Answer
4
Kunala

The correct answer is Bindusara.

Key Points

Bindusara had conquered the Deccan to Mysore.

  • He was the son of Chandragupta Maurya of the Mauryan dynasty.
  • He was known as “Amitro Chates” to the Greeks.
  • He was interested in the Ajivika Sect of Jains.

Additional Information

  • Chandragupta Maurya was the founder of the Mauryan Empire in 321 BC by defeating Nanda's ruler, Dhananda.
    • Chandragupta ruled between 321 BC to 297 BC.
    • He was assisted by Kautilya/Chanakya.
    • He conquered the Punjab region from the southeastern edges of Alexander’s former empire.
    • He was known as "Sandrocottus" to the Greeks.
    • He adopted Jainism and went to Sravanabelagola with Bhadrabahu where he died by slow starvation.
  • Ashoka was the son of Bindusara of the Mauryan dynasty.
    • He was the first ruler to maintain direct contact with people through his inscriptions.
    • He used Brahmi, Kharoshthi languages in his inscriptions.
    • He adopted Buddhism from Upagupta.
    • The third Buddhist council held during the reign of the emperor Ashoka at his capital, Paṭaliputra.
    • He was known as "Devanampiya" and "Piyadassi".
  • Kunala was the son of Emperor Ashoka and Queen Padmavati.
    • Kunala served as the Viceroy of Taxila during the reign of his father, having been appointed to the position in 235 BC.
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