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11. Indian Monarchs ( Historical )




1. Shudhodan - The king of Kapilvastu. Lord Buddha was his son.

2. Ambhi - The king of Taxila. He welcomed Alexander when he came to invade India .

3. Porus (Puru) - The king of land situated between Jhelum and Chinab rivers. He fought bravely against Alexander. Even after losing the battle, faced Alexander bravely and said he should be treated as a king is treated by another king.

4. Dhananand - King of Magadh at the time of invasion of India by Alexander. His army was so strong that Alexander could not dare to attack him. But he did not care to help other kings against Alexander.

5. Chandra Gupta Maurya - Insulted by the king Dhananand, Chanakya took the oath to destroy Nand dynasty. He accordingly prepared his disciple, Chandra Gupta, who defeated Dhananand and became the mighty king of Magadh beginning Maurya destiny. He defeated the aggressor Sylucus (who was the king of area, which is now Afghanistan)and married his daughter. He reigned from the year 322 BC to 298 BC. He made Patliputra as his capital.

6. Bindusar - Son of Chandra Gupta Maurya. Was a peace loving king who did not fight to enhance his domain, but kept intact the  inherited kingdom. He remained the king from 298 BC to 273 BC.

7. Ashoka - Son of Bindusar, famous king of Maurya dynasty. He spread his kingdom to almost whole of India, Afghanistan and Baluchistan. Fought the fierce battle with king of Kalinga, but great blood shed changed his life. He took an oath not to fight...


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