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Chapter 9

What did Chandragupta Maurya do? Founded Maurya dynasty stretching from Bactria to Ganges.
What did Ashoka Maurya do? Conquered the kingdom of Kalinga.
Policies were written on what? They were written on rocks or pillars.
What happened after Ashoka Maurya death? The empire declined due to financial problems.
Who were the Bactrians? Greek-speaking people who ruled in northwest India.
Who founded the Gupta Empire? It was founded by Chandra Gupta.
What weakened the Gupta Empire? Invasions from the White Huns weakened the empire.
What did towns provide? They provided manufactured products and luxury goods
Who did they trade with? They traded with Persia, China, Indian Ocean basin, Indonesia, southeast Asia, Mediterranean basin.
With trade and commerce what new social groups appeared. With trade and commerce new groups of artisans, craftsmen, and merchants appeared
Who founded the Jain religion. Vardhamana Mahavira founded the Jain religion.
Who became Buddha? Siddhartha Gautama.
What are the ways to end suffering? By the Fourth Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path.
What was the religious goal? Personal salvation, nirvana, a state of perfect spiritual independence.
What type of people did it attract more? The lower castes people because it did not involve social hierarchies of castes and jati.
Created by: JesusL3102