Answer: 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.
Answer: A sect of Buddhism focusing on the strict spiritual discipline originally advocated by the Buddha.
Answer: 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.
Answer: 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.
Chandra Gupta I
Answer: He founded the Gupta Empire, and took the title "Great King of Kings" in 320 CE. He came to power when he married a daughter of an influential royal family,
Answer: He was one of Alexander the Great's generals, who wanted to reestablish the Macedonian rule in the Indus Valley. He and Chandragupta fought a war in which he was defeated around 305 BC.
Answer: An aristocratic general who was willing to allow the warlords to keep their territories if they would acknowledge him as their feudal lord. He was beaten in battle by Liu Bang, in 202 B.C.
Answer: He wrote the "History of the Former Han dynasty", but died before he could finish it. His son and daughter finished it for him.
Answer: One of Liu Bang's wives who seized power with the help of powerful friends at court. She outlived her son and retained control of the throne by naming first one infant and then another as emperor, and then ruling for them.
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