GPSC Prelims Exam 2024

  • Magadha Empire: Magadha emerged as the most powerful empire among the sixteen Mahajanapadas.
    • According to the Puranas, the first dynasty to rule Magadha was the Brihadratha dynasty, but according to Buddhist texts, the first glorious and real founding ruler of Magadha was Bimbisara, who belonged to the Haryak dynasty.
    • Udayin, son of Ajatashatru, shifted his capital from Rajagriha to Pataliputra.
  • Mahajanapada: Information is available about 16 Mahajanapadas in Anguttara Nikaya.
Mahajanapada Capital
Magadha Rajgriha
Kosala Saket and Shravasti
Avanti Ujjaini and Mahishmati
    • Takshashila was the capital of Gandhara.
  • Shivaji Maharaj: Chauth and Sardeshmukhi were the main sources of income of his empire.
    • Chauth tax was collected from the neighboring state, kind of protection money ....
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