The language of the Tamil people who live in southern India. These people where members of three kingdoms that were never conquered by the Mauryan Empire.
A sect of Buddhism focusing on the strict spiritual discipline originally advocated by the Buddha.
These were government jobs that people were able to get if they passed a written examination. The government of the Han emperor Wudi provided schools to study Confucianism so they would have educated people to fill these posts.
Written by Kautilya, one of Chandragupta's advisors, who wrote a ruler's handbook outlining how to rule a large empire. He suggested toughminded policies such as spying, and political assassination.