Mauryan Empire

Mauryan Empire 
Founder : Chandragupta Maurya (320 BC - 298 BC) 
Capital : Pataliputra
Languages : Prakrit
Religion : Budhism, Jainism, Brahmanism

300 BC : Bindusura (298 BC – 272 BC) son of Chandragupta (320 - 298) of Mauryan Empire conquered Asmaka Janapada territory in vast deccan plateau of peninsular India (the modern states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh) 

Came to power by overthrowing the Nanda Dynasty in 322 BC.

One of the first five disciples of the Buddha, Kondanna is a typical name from Telangana and though there is no exact information about his native place, the earliest known Buddhist township of Kondapur in Medak district is believed to be after him. The Buddha himself famously acknowledged that it was Kondanna who understood him properly. The Buddhist sources say that Bavari, a Brahmin from Badanakurti in Karimnagar sent his disciples to all the way to north India to learn Buddhism and spread the message in this region.

The Satavahanas rose to a political power, after the fall of the Mauryan Empire.