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- One of the sixteen mahajanapadas of ancient India.
- 2016 January 11, Susmita Basu Majumdar, “Magadha, Kingdom of”, in N. Dalziel; J. M. MacKenzie, editors, The Encyclopedia of Empire, Wiley, DOI:10.1002/9781118455074.wbeoe133:
- Among the 16 mahajanapadas the monarchical states of Kosala, Vatsa, Avanti, and Magadha, along with the non‐monarchical mahajanapada of the Vrijis or Vajjis, attained political prominence by eclipsing other contemporary powers. However, it was the mahajanapada of Magadha which ultimately rose to prominence.