Explain the governance in the Mauryan empire

The Mauryan Empire was the first major empire in the history of India, ruled by Maurya dynasty from 321 BC to 185 BCE.Chandragupta Maurya was the founder of the dynasty (322 BC) who had overthrown the Nanda Dynasty and rapidly expanded his power westwards across central and western India.

Chandragupta had united the whole of northern India under one rule. Mauryan Empire was the first large, powerful, centralized state in India. The king, was at the head of the centralised administrative system. He was helped by a council of ministers that was in charge of different ministries like taxation, army, agriculture, justice,etc.

The empire was divided into administrative districts or zones, each of which had a hierarchy of officials. The top most officers from these districts or zones directly reported to the Mauryan ruler. These officials were responsible for collecting taxes, maintaining the army, completing irrigation projects, and maintaining law and order.Trade and commerce also flourished under Mauryan Empire.


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the mauryan empire consisted of several different parts which were ruled over differently .

1.The Empire's capital.

2.The provincial capitals.

3.other areas

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