The Shunga Empire

 The Shunga Empire was an ancient Indian dynasty that ruled in the eastern part of the Indian subcontinent from around 185 to 73 BCE. The empire was founded by Pushyamitra Shunga, a commander-in-chief of the Maurya Empire, after he overthrew the last Mauryan king, Brihadratha. The capital of the Shunga Empire was Pataliputra, which is located in present-day Bihar, India. The empire was known for its military prowess and cultural achievements, including the patronage of art, literature, and architecture. The decline of the Shunga Empire is attributed to a combination of internal conflicts and invasions by foreign tribes.