Maurya

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Maurya a dynasty which ruled northern India 321–c.184 bc. It was founded by Chandragupta Maurya, who introduced a centralized government and uniform script, and developed a highway network which led to Mauryan control of most of the Indian subcontinent. The oldest extant Indian art dates from this era.

Maurya dynasty

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Maurya dynasty. The first unifying, imperial dynasty in India, c.321–180 BCE. Its founder was Chandragupta (d. c.297); his grandson was Aśoka.