Shalishuka

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Shalishuka Maurya
6th Mauryan emperor
Reign c. 215 – c. 202 BCE
Predecessor Samprati
Successor Devavarman
Full name
Shalishuka Maurya
Dynasty Maurya
Religion Jainism[citation needed]
Maurya Emperors (322 BCE – 180 BCE)
Chandragupta (322–297 BCE)
Bindusara (297–272/268 BCE)
Ashoka (272/268–232 BCE)
Dasharatha (232–224 BCE)
Samprati (224–215 BCE)
Shalishuka (215–202 BCE)
Devavarman (202–195 BCE)
Shatadhanvan (195–187 BCE)
Brihadratha (187–180 BCE)
Pushyamitra
(Shunga Empire)
(180–149 BCE)

Shalishuka (IAST: Śāliśuka) Maurya was a ruler of the Indian Maurya dynasty.[1] He ruled from 215–202 BCE. He was the successor of Samprati Maurya. While Yuga Purana section of the Gargi Samhita mentions him as quarrelsome, unrighteous ruler, he is also called as being of "righteous words" but "unrighteous conduct" due to his patronage of Jainism.[2] According to the Puranas he was succeeded by Devavarman.[3]

Shalishuka
Preceded by
Samprati
Maurya Emperor
215–202 BCE
Succeeded by
Devavarman

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sircar, D. C. (April 1963). "The Account of the Yavanas in the Yuga-Purāṇa". Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland. 95 (1-2): 7. doi:10.1017/S0035869X00121379. JSTOR 25202591. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Raychaudhuri, H.C. (1972) Political History of Ancient India, Calcutta: University of Calcutta, pp.312-3n.
  3. ^ Thapar, Romila (2001). Aśoka and the Decline of the Mauryas, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-564445-X, p.183