After Alexander the Great’s death, this Indian empire filled the vacuum
Backed by a strong family dynasty, the Mauryan Empire came to rule most of the Indian subcontinent.
Chandragupta Maurya, founder of the Mauryan Empire, sits with his mentor Kautilya in this watercolor and gouache painting. Chandragupta's grandson Ashoka would expand the Mauryan Empire to its greatest size.
Image courtesy of Indian School/Private Collection/Dinodia/Bridgeman Images
ByPatricia S. Daniels
Published October 4, 2022
• 6 min read
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