Kirti Delhi, India 226 Questions 325 Answers 23 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Kirti Asked: July 6, 20212021-07-06T22:16:29+05:30 2021-07-06T22:16:29+05:30In: UPSC PRELIMS Explain Mauryan Administration. Explain Mauryan Administration. general Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Ishu Innovative 370 Questions 228 Answers 176 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Best Answer Ishu Innovative 2021-07-06T22:18:44+05:30Added an answer on July 6, 2021 at 10:18 pm Mauryan Administration: Indica by Megasthenes and Arthashashtra by Kautilya throws valuable light on the administration, society and economy of Maurya times. Chandragupta Maurya was evidently an autocrat who concentrated all power in his hands. A statement in the Arthashastra mentioned that the king had set a high ideal. The empire was divided into a number of provinces, and each of these was placed under a prince who was a scion of the royal dynasty. o The provinces were divided into still smaller units, and arrangements were made for both rural and urban administration. Megasthenes states that numerous cities existed in India, but he considered Pataliputra to be the most important. The city was administered by six committees, each of which consisted of five members. These committees were entrusted with sanitation, care of foreigners, registration of birth and death, regulation of weights and measures, and similar other functions. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Cancel the best answer Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is E-Waste? Describe Narrow Band-Internet of Things (NB-IoT).