States after the Maurya Empire (History Solution Class 6)

States after the Maurya Empire

Balbharti Maharashtra State Board History Class 6

Balbharti Maharashtra State Board Class 6 History Solutions of Chapter 8 States after the Maurya Empire

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History Class 6 Chapter 8 : States after the Maurya Empire

Q.1) Can you tell ?

(1) The kings who started the minting of gold coins in India.

Answer: The Kushana kings

(2) The city established by Kanishka in Kashmir.

Answer: Kanishkapur

(3) The king who played the veena.

Answer: Samudragupta

(4) Another name for Kamrup.

Answer: Pragjyotish

Q.2) Observe the map in the lesson. List the names of the modern cities which were part of the Gupta Empire.

Q.3) Discuss and write.

(1) Emperor Kanishka

  • Kanishka’s Empire extended from Kabul in the west to Varanasi in the east.
  • Gold and copper coins minted by him have been found in North India.
  • The fourth Buddhist council was held in Kashmir during his reign.
  • He established the city of Kanishkapur in Kashmir.

(2) Iron pillar at Mehrauli

  • There is an iron pillar at Mehrauli near Delhi.
  • It has not rusted even in the course of the last fifteen hundred years. It is an excellent specimen of the metallurgical skill of the ancient Indian people.
  • The inscription on the pillar bears the names of a king called ‘Chandra’. It is on this basis that the iron pillar is assumed to be of the period of Chandragupta II.

Q.4) Make a list of the various books and authors mentioned in the lesson.

  • 'Milind Panha' – questions discussed between Milinda and Bikkhu Nagarsena.
  • 'Buddhacharita and Vajrasuchi' – Ashvaghosh
  • 'Harshacharita' – Banabhatta.
  • 'Periplus of the Erythrean sea'.

Q.5) Make a comparative chart of the Vardhan and Gupta dynasties based on the following points.


Vardhan and Gupta dynasties

Q.6) What would you do if you met foreign travellers like Yuan Chwang?

Answer: If I were to meet a foreign traveller, I would extend my friendship, try to grasp information from his vast knowledge. Probably I would also have accompanied him to Nalanda University. I would also have emulated his virtues, learnt Chinese (Mandarin) and helped him translate Buddhist manuscripts.

Q.7) Solve the Puzzle.



1) A Chinese traveller to India.
2) A famous Indo-Greek King had discussions with this Buddha Bhikkhu.
3) A poet at the court of Emperor Harshavardhan, who also wrote his biography.
4) Chandragupta II conquered this state in neighbouring Gujarat.


5) The most famous Indo-Greek King
6) A Pali word that means question.
7) Kanishka was the first Emperor to make this from gold.
8) An ancient Indian University where the Chinese traveller Yuan Chwang stayed for two years.



1) Fa-Hien
2) Milind
3) Banabhatta
4) Malwa


5) Panhai
6) Menander
7) Coin
8) Nalanda

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