Magadha was an ancient Indian kingdom in southern Bihar, and was counted as one of the sixteen Mahajanapadas, ‘Great Countries’ of ancient India. Magadha played an important role in the development of Jainism and Buddhism, and two of India’s greatest empires, the Maurya Empire and Gupta Empire, originated in Magadha. In the sixth country B.C. North India was divided into sixteen kingdoms out of which Avanti, Vatsa, Kosala and Magadha rose into prominence by aggrandizing upon other weaker states. These four states involved themselves in internecine quarrel in which Magadha emerged as the most powerful state and acquired mastery in the political domain of India. Magadha rose into prominence under the rule of Bimbisara who belonged to the Haryanka dynasty. With the fall of the Nandas, Magadha entered into another phase of her glorious history under the Mauryas. Under the maurya dynasty the Magadhan empire reached the apex of glory. This comprehensive book of history details the major dynasties of Magadh during ancient period. Students of graduate studies will find this book as a great resource guide in their studies.