Why did the rajas of mahajanapadas build forts?
Answer to be written in the exam:
The rajas of mahajanapadas built forts to
protect their kingdoms
from external attacks.
The forts were generally
located on hills or other strategic locations
and were heavily
fortified with walls
, gates, and watchtowers.
The forts also served as
centers of administration and trade,
and many towns grew around them.
The forts were
manned by soldiers
who were trained in warfare and were ready to defend the kingdom at all times.
- forts also served as a symbol of the king's power and authority over his subjects.