Subject: History Category: Ancient History Topic: Decline of the Mauryan Empire/Decline of Mauryan Empire
NCERT notes on important topics for the UPSC civil services exam. These notes will also be useful for other competitive exams like banking PO, SSC, state civil services exams and so on. This article talks about the downfall of Mauryan empire.
After the death of Emperor Ashoka, the Mauryan Empire collapsed within five decades. There are many reasons given by historians for this disintegration of a once mighty empire. At its zenith, the Mauryan Empire stretched from Afghanistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east. It covered almost the whole Indian subcontinent except present Kerala and Tamil Nadu, and modern-day Sri Lanka. A few years after Ashoka’s death, the weakening of the empire started.
The various reasons for the fall of the Mauryan Empire: