The Mauryan Legacy

The Mauryan Legacy Worksheet

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is about the Mauryan Empire, which marks one of the most significant periods in ancient Indian history. It outlines the empire’s establishment by Chandragupta Maurya and its expansion under his and Ashoka’s rule, covering the political consolidation and cultural flourishing. The narrative captures Ashoka’s conversion to Buddhism after the Kalinga War, his promotion of non-violence and dharma, and the resulting peaceful and prosperous rule. It also details the infrastructural advancements of the Mauryan Empire, such as roads and trade networks, which contributed to its stature in ancient history.

The purpose of this worksheet is to educate students about the rise and expansion of the Mauryan Empire, one of the largest empires in ancient India. It emphasizes Chandragupta’s strategic foundation and Ashoka’s impactful governance, which included embracing Buddhism and spreading messages of peace and tolerance. The worksheet highlights how the Mauryan administration fostered advancements in infrastructure, trade, and cultural practices. It serves to show how Ashoka’s policies and public works laid down principles that continue to influence the ethos of governance and society in modern times.