Historians have used a variety of sources to reconstruct the history of the Mauryan Empire. State these sources.
Historians have used the following sources to reconstruct the history of the Mauryan Empire :
a. Contemporary works such as the writings of Megasthenese and Arthshastra by Chanakya.
b. The Mauryas were mentioned in later Buddhist, Jaina, Puranic and Sanskrit literature.
c. Archaeological excavations and sculptures.
d. The inscriptions of Ashoka on rocks and pillars.