GA Notes: THE MAURYAN EMPIRE (Part-II)

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General Awareness is an important section that can help you grab the maximum marks in a competitive exam in the minimum time. You need not perform complex calculation to settle for the correct option so, it’s the best to be prepared with the facts and figures in advance so as to score to the maximum in this section. For Railway Group-D Exam 2018, important awards, current affairs, history, geography, general science, economy and Static GK is occupying the major part. To let you have an information about all important sections of GA, this post is to provide you with one of the important topic related to ancient Indian history on The Mauryan Empire. Grab the below given important points related to this particular topic and score well in the examination.

THE MAURYAN EMPIRE

Mauryan Administration:

  • The Mauryan state had a well-organized civil service.
  • Kautilya the foremost political theorist of ancient India advocated that the king should take the advice of his ministry in running the administration.
  • Both Kautilya and Megasthanes provided the system of Municipal administration.

  • Mantriparishad- Council of ministers to assist the king in administrative matters. It consisted of Purohita, Mahamantri, Senapati and Yuvaraja. 
  • Amatyas- Civil servants to look after the day-to-day administration.
  • Rajukas-  Incharge of the district administration, assisted by Yuktas or subordinate officials.
  • Gramani- Incharge of the village administration.
  • Gopa- Official superior of Gramani and in charge of ten or fifteen villages. 
  • Nagarika- His chief duty was to maintain law and order.
  • Dhamma Mahamatras- To supervise the spread of Dhamma. 
  • Samharta- The chief of the Revenue Department, was in charge of the collection of all revenues of the empire.
  • Adyakshas- To control the retail and wholesale prices of goods and try to ensure their steady supply.
  • Dharmathikarin- The chief justice of the Supreme Court at the capital.

Note: Subordinate courts at the provincial capitals and districts worked under Amatya.

Mauryan Army:

  • The Mauryan army was well organized and it was under the control of Senapati. 
  • Megasthenes mentions six boards of five members each to control the six wings of the military.
  • The salaries were paid in cash. Kautilya refers to the salaries of different ranks of military officers.

Mauryan Art and Architecture:

  • The use of stone started from the time of Asoka. 
  • The pillars erected by Asoka furnish the finest specimen of the Mauryan art.
  • Asokan pillars with inscriptions were found in places like Delhi, Allahabad, Rummindai, Sanchi and Saranath.
  • Saranath pillar with four lions standing back to back is the most magnificent. 
  • (Note:The Indian government adopted this capital with some modifications as its state emblem.)
  • Asoka built a number of stupas throughout his empire, example is the famous Sanchi stupa with massive dimensions.
  • The caves at Barabar hills near Bodh Gaya are wonderful pieces of Mauryan architecture.

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