wave after wave of Greeks,
Persians, and Central Asians poured into
Noble as his policies of toleration and nonviolence were, they failed to hold the empire together after Asoka died in 232 B.C
At first, he followed in Chandragupta’s footsteps, waging war to expand his empire
Chandragupta’s son assumed the throne. He ruled for 32 years.
the Mauryan Empire stretched more than 2,000
His empire included Magadha and the area north of it, with his power base along the
Chandragupta Maurya used his army to defeat the king of eastern India. He took the throne and started a dynasty named after him.
Chandra Gupta II also strengthened his empire through peaceful means by negotiating diplomatic and marriage alliances. He ruled from A.D. 375 to 415.
. Over the next 100 years, the Gupta Empire broke into small king- doms. Many were overrun by the Hunas or other Central Asian nomads. The Empire ended about 535.