American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Chandragupta Died c. 297 B.C. King of northern India (322?-298) and founder of a dynasty of Hindu kings of India that ruled until c. 185 B.C.
“The great Buddhist king and grandson of Chandragupta, Ashoka, expanded the Mauryan empire over much of the subcontinent and set up inscriptions in Greek proclaiming his power.”
“Twenty years after Alexander had fought so hard to gain control over the area, Seleucus met Chandragupta and ceded sovereignty of his Indian possessions up to the Hindu Kush in exchange for five hundred war elephants to use against his enemies in the west.”
“Arthasastra, which was composed in the reign of Chandragupta Maurya (late fourth century BCE), reads, My teacher says that, of the land-routes that which leads to the Himalayas is better than that which leads to the South.”
“Chandragupta got an opportunity and declared his willingness to marry Chitra.”
“He planned the marriage of Chandragupta with Helen.”
“It is also claimed that later on Chandragupta married Chitra.”
“Believed to have been born poor into the warrior caste and brought up by peacock tamers, Chandragupta exploited the lingering threat of another invasion by the Greeks to assemble a war machine that he later used to unite India.”
“If Alexander was an irresistible force, Chandragupta, a myth-shrouded hero of Indian history, was an immovable object.”
“Writing about Chandragupta evicting Alexander's army and uniting India in the fourth century B.C.,”
“He was the grandson of Chandragupta (i.q. Sandracottus), a rude adventurer, who at one time was a refugee in the camp of”
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