Chandragupta, Ashoka and the Maurya Empire | World History | Khan Academy

Chandragupta, Ashoka and the Maurya Empire  | World History | Khan Academy

In the late 4th century, the Maurya Empire under Chandragupta conquers most of North India. His son Bindusara continues the conquest into the south. Bindusara’s son Ashoka (Asoka) takes the empire to its furthest extent, but then turns to a life of Buddhism and nonviolence. He is considered one of the prime catalysts for the spread of Buddhism.

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