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Bihar was the seat of the great Mauryan Empire that ruled over India. Know more about history of Bihar.

Bihar History

The Indian state of Bihar is noted for its varied history which traces back to Ancient India. Bihar is referred to as Magadha in ancient Indian History and also in Hindu Epics and is one of the oldest inhabited places in the world. Ancient Bihar, Magadha, was ruled by powerful dynasties like Maurya and Gupta Dynasties and became an important cultural, educational, political, economic and military center. The capital city of Bihar, Patna, was known as Pataliputra in ancient records and was the capital of the major dynasties including Palas, Mauryas and Guptas. It was during the period of British rule that Bihar became a separate province. When India became independent, Bihar became a separate state with Patna as its capital. The story doesn't end there; Bihar got parted again when a separate state of Jharkhand was carved out of it on 15th November 2000. Read more about the rich history of Bihar in the following section.

Pre Historic Bihar
Gupta Rule
Medieval Period
Under East India Company
During British Raj
Role In Independence Movement
Modern Bihar
With a long history that dates back to the origin of human race, the Indian State of Bihar is a land of rich cultural heritage. Referred in epics, Bihar was a major cultural, economic and power center in the Indian Subcontinent.