During his rule, Maurya territories had shrunk a lot as a result of internal revolts and external aggression.
He was killed in c. 187 BCE when he was inspecting his army parade by his commander-in-chief, Pusyamitra Sunga, who then established the Sunga, a Brahmin dynasty at Patliputra.
- Ram Swarup Joon: History of the Jats, Rohtak, India (1938, 1967)
- Dr Natthan Singh: Jat - Itihas (Hindi), Jat Samaj Kalyan Parishad Gwalior, 2004
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