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Welcome

Welcome to India spiral.2itB.com! I'm Delany. I was assigned to draw a website about the rise and fall of the Mauryan Empire. I decided it would be a fun project for me to make a real website about King Ashoka's rule and the followings.

The "Favorite Links Page" has some links for more information on this subject. The "Slide Show Page" shows pictures of the figures mentioned on the site and shows some of the famous "Ashoka's Edicts".

Map of the Mauryan Empire

Ashoka is remembered as the greatest king in world history. After uniting India, Ashoka understood the after-math of war. He became a pacifist or a person who believes that "war or violence shouldn't resolve disputes."
He was the first person to fight to improve women's rights. He set a network of universities and schools for women.As a buddhist monk does, he strived to restore the thoughts of the Indian society to ones of peaceful exsistance and a tranquil life.


TEXT BOOK CONTROVERSY

King Ashoka grandfather was a blood thirsty ruler who used force and torture to govern. After Ashoka saw the affect it had on the people he decided to do things another way when he was in control, he decided to govern with Buddhist values showing all aspects of their society. That is a translation of one textbook. Another says that King Ashoka's grandfather was a nice guy who decided to surrender his reign to someone else to go follow a different path. Either one could be correct, we have no way of knowing. What we DO know, is that anyhow King Ashoka DID rule and was the high point of the kingdom.

GUPTA ACHIEVEMENTS

Responsible for figuring out the lenghth of year, that planets are spherical, what an eclipse is, and after many trials and theories, they made a fairly accurate apromiximation of the size of the Earth.

Writing is one of their biggest achievements. Dharmasastras were important legal text, Puranas were holy text, and Mahabaratas were what we today would call "a classic style poem".

 

Medicine wasn't very advanced back then. Ayurvedic medicine focused on the balance and unity of mind body and spirit. They often prescribed ointments, liqiuds, and powders. Most all hospitals were funded by the religious leaders and citizens.