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FROM INDUS TO INDEPENDENCE: A TREK THROUGH INDIAN HISTORY: Part 11

Canberra, 20 May 2013 THE GLORY OF THE MAURYAS Section IV Kautilya and the Arthashastra Kautilya: A King’s Mentor Kautilya, also called Chanakya, is often maligned as a teacher of unethical and even immoral behaviour in statecraft by a number of historians, analysts and commentators. Perhaps no other assessment could be as biased and farther […]

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FROM INDUS TO INDEPENDENCE: A TREK THROUGH INDIAN HISTORY: Part 11

Canberra, 27 April 2013 THE GLORY OF THE MAURYAS Section II Ashoka the Great (269-232 BC) (aka ‘Devanampriya Piyadassi’ – The Beloved of the Gods) The Mauryan capital of Pataliputra has been described by Megasthenes as well as by other Greek sources. It stood at the junction of the rivers Ganges and Son-Hiranyabahu (Erranoboas in […]

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