Who is the son of Chandragupta Maurya?

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Who is the son of Chandragupta Maurya

The father of Ashoka and the son of Chandragupta Maurya is Bindusara, also the second emperor of the Mauryan Dynasty. Chandragupta was one of the prominent leaders in the medieval history of the nation and his grandson Ashoka is yet another famous leader, however, Bindusara’s life is not well documented as them. Although he was able to rule a large empire for 25 years until died in his office, still there is very little information available about him.

Bindusara Early Life

Many sources like Puranas (Hindu Literature) and Mahavamsa (Historical Chronicle of Sri Lanka), suggest that Bindusara is the son of Chandragupta Maurya, however, other sources like Dipavamsa (Oldest record of Sri Lanka) suggest that he is the son of Shishunaga, the founder of the Shishunaga dynasty of the Magadha Empire.

Source- History Unravelled

Chandragupta Maurya

Chandragupta Maurya founded the Mauryan Dynasty. He married twice in his lifetime, one was with an Indian girl and another one was a Persian girl, Helena, with whom he had a son named Justin, however, there is again no evidence of the same. The former one was Durdhara, the mother of Bindusara.  

It is said, that Chandragupta had a marriage collaboration with the Seleucids (Greek power in West Asia) which makes it a chance that the mother of Bindusara might be Greek or Macedonian. 

Also Read- Who was Bindusara?

Bindusara Death 

Bindusara, the second emperor of the Mauryan dynasty, is also known as Amitraghta or Amitrochates. He was born in c 320 BCE and died in 272/3 BCE. As per the information available in Ashokavadana, when he died Ashoka was appointed as the successor of the Mauryan empire. 

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