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When did the Mauryan Empire fall?

Last Updated: 17th April, 2020

185 BC

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Correspondingly, why did the Mauryan Empire fall?

The decline of the Maurya Dynasty was rather rapid after the death of Ashoka/Asoka. One obvious reason for it was the succession of weak kings. Another immediate cause was the partition of the Empire into two.

Beside above, what happened after the fall of the Mauryan empire? Ashoka died in 232BC and his successors were not competent enough to control such a vast empire, which resulted in the gradual decline of the state. After the decline of the Mauryan Empire, many small states were formed and due to limited resources available for these states, it became difficult for them to survive.

One may also ask, when did the Mauryan empire begin and end?

Mauryan empire, in ancient India, a state centred at Pataliputra (later Patna) near the junction of the Son and Ganges (Ganga) rivers. It lasted from about 321 to 185 bce and was the first empire to encompass most of the Indian subcontinent.

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