Pre Mauryan Period

The Sixteen 16 Mahajanapadas

The 6th century BC has left a permanent impression on Indian history because it witnessed the intense philosophical debates and discourses and resultant implications. Among the various thinkers contributing to this unique phase were Mahavira and Buddha who compelled the attention of the world to Indian traditions. The political system at the time of Mahavira … Read more

Pre Mauryan Period | The Sixteen Mahajanapadas

The Sixteen 16 Mahajanapadas

The Sixteen 16 Mahajanapadas The sixteen century BC is often regarded as a major turning point in early Indian history. It is an era associated with early states, cities; the growing use of iron, the development of coinage etc. It also witnessed the growth of diverse systems of thought including Buddhism and Jainism. Early Buddhist … Read more

Pre Mauryan Period | Haryanka Dynasty

Haryanka Dynasty

Haryanka Dynasty Bimbisara (545-493 BC) Magadha came into prominence under the leadership of Bimbisara who belonged to Haryanka dynasty. He was a man of determination and political foresight. He became the king in second half of the 6th century BC. He added to the prestige and strength of Magadha by his policy of matrimonial alliance … Read more