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The Greek form of the Sanskrit name Chandragupta. By 305 bc, before the encounter of Seleucus I with Chandragupta, the latter appears to have controlled almost all the sub‐continent north of the Vindhya mountains. Seleucus did not succeed in his designs, and he ceded to Chandragupta four eastern satrapies. Chandragupta made a present of 500 elephants, and Seleucus sent a resident, Megasthenes, to his court.

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