History of Bihar dates back to the rule of powerful rulers and the establishment of mighty kingdoms. Bihar was called Magadha in ancient times. Its capital Patna, then known as Pataliputra, was the center of the Maurya Empire, which dominated the Indian Subcontinent from 325 BC to185 BC. Ashoka was the most famous ruler of this Dynasty. Bihar remained an important place of power, culture and education during the next 1000 years.

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History of Bihar goes back to the very dawn of the human civilizations. Many eminent personalities and leaders from Bihar contributed for India’s freedom struggle.