Showing posts with label Bindusara. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bindusara. Show all posts

Hinduism - Who Was Bindusara?

Bindusara (3rd c. B. C.E.) was the Son of Chandragupta Maurya, the Mauryan empire's founder, and father of Ashoka, the empire's most powerful person. 

The Mauryans dominated the Indus and Ganges river basins at the time of Bindusara's accession. 

  • Bindusara not only extended Mauryan authority into the Deccan area as far south as Mysore, but also cemented his father's achievements. 
  • He was said to have had international tastes, since he requested sweet wine, dried figs, and a sophist from Antiochus I, the Seleucid king of Syria. 
  • The first two things were presumably transported, but Antiochus stated that Greek philosophers were forbidden to be sent. 

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