Describe the salient features of Mahajanapadas.

Some of the features of the Mahajanapadas are:

  1. Some of the most powerful Mahajanapadas were Magadha, Vajji, Koshala, Kuru and Panchala.
  2. Most of the Mahajanapadas was ruled by the Kings and while some of them had oligarchy pattern of administration.
  3. Almost every Mahajanapada has a capital city that was properly fortified for protection from the enemy states.
  4. Mahajanapadas maintained armies and bureaucracy for its administrative purposes.

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