Idiot taliban try to squelch a culture and only help uncover more about it.
Chandragupta, the founder of Mauryan dynasty was living in Taxila when Alexander captured this city. Here he met Kautilya, who remained his chief adviser throughout his career. Gandhara was won back from the Greeks by Chandragupta Maurya. Having defeated Seleucus Nicator (Alexander's successor in Asia) in 305 BCE, the Mauryan Emperor extended his domains up to and including Southern Afghanistan. Using this Gandhara as his base Chandragupta led a rebellion against Magadha Empire and ascended to the throne at Pataliputra in 321 BC. [comment: There is very little known about the sequence of events leading to Chandragupta's defeat of the Nanda emperors of Magadha. There are no contemporary Indian records of Chandragupta Maurya and almost all that is known is based on the diaries of Megasthenes, the ambassador from Seleucus.] He was the first ruler of Mauryan dynasty.
Ashoka, the grandson of Chandragupta was the one of the greatest rulers the world has ever known. Like his grandfather, Ashoka also started his career from Gandhara as a governor. Later he became a Buddhist and promoted this religion in his empire. He built many stupas in Gandhara. Mauryan control over northern frontagers including the Yonas, Kambojas and the Gandharas is attested from the Rock Edicts left by Ashoka, who shows special solicitude for these frontier highlanders. His successors, however, failed to cast such imperial shadows throughout the Indian sub-continent.
Is that same Budda got destroy by the Tailband when they were in power or differnt Budda
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The Edicts of King Ashoka
Colorado State University Computer Science Department | 1993 | An English Rendering by Ven. S. Dhammika
Posted on 07/18/2004 10:46:23 AM EDT by SunkenCiv
India enshrines Buddha's remains after 2000 years
The Scotsman | Sun 29 Oct 2006 | The Scotsman
Posted on 10/31/2006 10:16:59 AM EST by CarrotAndStick
2,300-Year-Old Artefacts May Change Ashoka-Buddhist History
Delhi India Organiser | July 9, 2006
Posted on 07/04/2006 6:25:30 PM EDT by blam
Trust the muslims to destroy what they can't create/understand. Is there a greater curse than these barbarians in all annals of human history?
At the rate things are now going, 20 or 25 years from now we will probably see more of the same.