After the Mauryas

  • The last Mauryan king Brihadratha was killed byPushyamitra Sunga, his commander-in-chief.
  • The Sungas were Brahmans.
  • The Sungas established their capital in Vidisha.
  • Kalidasa’s romantic play, Malavika-Agnimitram, presents an image of Shunga rules.
  • Patanjal i perfor med an Aswamedha Yajna for Pushyamitra Sunga.
  • Pushyamitra was succeeded by his son Agnimitra, who was the hero of Kalidasa’s drama.
  • Patanjali’s Mahabhasya was composed in the period.
  • The last Sunga king was Devabhuti. According to the Puranas, his rule came to an end in 72 BC.
  • The Sungas were replaced by the Kanvas.
  • The last Sunga king was overthrown by his Brahman minister Vasudeva.
  • Susarma was the last ruler of the Kanva dynasty. He ruled for ten years.
  • The Kanvas were replaced by the Andhras.