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VOLUME 1 ||
King Dhanananda, the last heir to the Nanda Dynasty rules the throne. Supriya, a Devi's son Angadh has been missing for a few days. Minister Wakranas blames Shaktar when a gold coin missing from the salary of the workers in the palace.
Shishupal informs Shaktar of the new taxes being imposed by King Dhanananda. The order of appointing officials for the collection of taxes on wood, gum, stone, leather, etc.
Milind discovers Shaktar scattering gold coins that were robbed by the king. Milind imprisons Shaktar and his sons. Chanak goes out to the streets of Patliputra, urging the people of the town to revolt and fight against Dhanananda.
Vishnu learns about his mother's death. Due to his fasting, Chanak passes away in the prison. Wakranas tells the guard to keep his death a secret. Shaktar is released and is offered the post of Prime Minister again.
Vishnugupta gains entry into the caravan advancing towards Taxila. he is asked to stay behind and accept the post of a teacher in politics. The king of Kekaya Parwateshwar has spread an elaborate spy system in Taxila. Ambhi orders Sinharan to attack the border of Kekaya.
In a secret meeting, Parwateshwar orders his ministers to attack Taxila. Sushen is accused of being a traitor. Sinharan is being overcome by alcohol and we see the army of Kekaya riding towards Taxila.
VOLUME 2 ||
The entire spy network is ready for war. A soldier informs Ambhi about approaching army. After a battel, Ambhi is forced to surrender. In the palace, Sinharan is asking the people to punish him for the mistakes he has committed.
Vishnugupta meets the boy Chandragupta and decides to become his teacher. In the grand conference Dhanananda ridicules all the students and graduates, referring to them as beggars. There is a heated conversation between the two and Vishnugupta leaves the court insulted.
Chandragupta is intiated into the world of studies. His uncle is not happy with te decision and asks 5000 gold coins from Vishnugupta. He begins educating his disciples in all fields.
Refugees from western regions arrive at Taxila for shelter. In order to fulfill his ambition, Ambhi Kumar surrenders to Alexander, Ambhiraj commits suicide. A conflict takes place between Ambhi and Acharya Vishnugupta, where Acharya orders him to leave Gurukul.
Due to the internal conflicts between bordering states of India, Alexander is marching forward after defeating Ashvak, Ashtar and Maskavati. After meeting heads of various states, Acharya Vishnugupt reaches Patliputra. His eyes fill with tears as he realizes the pitiful state of India.
After crosing the Sindhu River, Alexander is met by Ambhi Kumar who has arrived with his huge army in order to welcome him. Onisykretos goes into the deep jungle in order to meet the asceties-kalyan Rishi. we see a meeting between King Parwateshwar and a messenger of Plexamder. The king is discussing surrender.
VOLUME 3 ||
After defeating the frontier states, Alexander marches towards Kekaya, where he also defeats King Porus Parwateshwar. Even as he retreats from India, Alexander continues to kill innocent people on the way. Not discouraged by Dhananad's insult, Acharya Vishnugupta continues his mission to form a joint resistance.
The armory store of Taxila has been set on fire. Vishnugupta is brought to the jailhouse where Anujdev questions him. Everybody in the gurukul is disturbed by Acharya Vishnugupta's silence.
Sinharan hands over the post of Commander in Chief to Chandragupta. Vishnugupta addresses all the students and inspires them to rise and revolt against the Greeks. Chandragupta advances with his mercenary soldiers as more and more fighters join him.
The revolt against the Greeks continues to rise. Ambhikumar orders Anujdev to imprison the students singing the patriotic songs. Satrap orders the commander in chief of Kekaya, Vyagraped, to hang the revolutionaries. Satrap decides to advance to Taxila.
Indian mercenary soldiers fight against the freedom fighters. Phillipuss, Kritorus, and Chakrapani are killed and the Greek composite is set on fire. Acharya has instructed Chandragupta, Akshay, and Sinharan, to proceed to Taxila.
The situation in India after the death of Satrap is described through the medium of paintings and the narrator tells us the incidences that occurred during that time. Vishnugupta inspires him to rise above his own selfish desires and think solely about the nation and it's people.
VOLUME 4 ||
After Governor's death all the Greek soldiers and officers find their position very shaky. Chandragupt and Sinharan along with their army, continue to wipe out all the traces of Greek rule. Ambhikumar, Chandragupt, Sinharan, Vishnugupt and Parvateshwar receive the news of Alexander's death.
In "Vahik Pradesh" all the states have accepted Chandragupta as their leader. Vishnugupt reveals his plans to overthrow the present rule in Magadh. For this he asks his friends for help. Parvateshwar agrees to help Vishnugupt in every possible way.
Chandragupt asks the citizens of Arrat to forget their personal animosity and rise as a nation. Lagh Paurav meets Chandragupt in order to seek his help in getting his kingdom bac. Indradutt holds his friend Vishnugupt responsible for all that has occurred.
Vishnugupt reveals his plans to overthrow the present Nand rule in Magadh. Parvateshwar takes a vow to help Vishnugupt. Laghu Paurav and Chandragupt are held captive.
Chandragupta not being recognized is held captive in the jailhouse of Kekaya. Vishnugupta is unfolding his future plans to Chandragupta and Sinharan. Parvateshwar arranges for a meeting with the king of Kashmir
This episode onwards we once again enter Patliputra. Dhanand is lost in the world of drinks. The tax officer gets suspicious as he questions Vishnugupta. Vishnugupta then makes a vow to his dead mother that he will fight injustice and corruption in a shrewdly calculating way
VOLUME 5: ||
Badrashal is upset by the Prime ministers decision to appoint Acharya at a high polotical post in order to stop their departure from the city. Ajay is in full agreement with Rudradevs feelings. Ex-prime minister Shatkar vows to help Vishnugupta in his mission
Vishnugupta goes to the land dealer and expresses his desire to buy a vast piece of land. Meanwhile students are roaming around the city making announcements of the oncoming meeting to be conveyed by Acharya Rudradev. Seeing her husband in such an unsettled state of mind makes Maitri very worried.
Varuchi asks Balgupta to help him in his mission to set things right in Patliputra. Varruchi learns through Shriyak about Vishnugupta's desire to make a Gurukul. Varuchi makes the decision to buy the land.
After meeting Amatya Rakshas, Viradhgupta walks around the streets and witnesses a meeting between Shatkar and Rudradev on the other side. Unwilling to rest even at night, Amatya goes to the local bar, dance hall, gambling house, guest house, etc and asks everybody to be alert. Amtya then goes to Viloms residence. Viklom is the same man who had years ago informed Amatyas father about Acharya Cahnaks death.
Episode 29: Restless in sleep, Amatya recalls all the information received by Viradhgupta. Amatya goes to Shanktars house and both talk about Magadh and Shatkar reveals his desire to take active intrest in the upliftment of the state.
Bhadrashal reveals his frustations before Dhanananad. At the end of the episode we see all the important men in Patliputra absolutely tensed.
VOLUME 6 ||
Episode 31: Disciple of Vishnugupta, Sharangdev, enters the city and gives his teacher the latest update of Chandraguptas activities. Varuchi decides to hand over his resignation. Police Commissioner Bhagurayan appoints Susidhartak to keep an eye on Vishnugupta.
Episode 32: Vishnugupta goes to meet Bhagurayan and asks him for help in two missions. Varuchi gets angry at Amatyas attempt to curb the rising revolt. Susidhartak reveals his true identity to Sidhartak. He is to take a message to Vishnugupta that the authorities of Patliputra were keeping an eye on him.
Episode 33: Vishnugupta addresses the intellectual group of the city and urges them to walk on the right path. Later on Dhananand questions the mayor of the city and then tells Amatya to throw out Vishnugupta from the state. Jeevsidhi convinces Dhananand to give up the thrown and make Sukesh the crown Prince.
Episode 34: The entire city of Pataliputra is in a festive mood as the coronation of Prince Sukesh id announced. On the other side security is getting tighter in the city as commissioner Bhagurayan surveys the city.
Episode 35: Varuchi expresses concern over the impending coronation. Amatya then reveals that he holds Vishnugupta responsible for the entire tension. Away from the complications of Pataliputra, Chandragupta is busy practicing his fighting skills. Bhadrashal pledges his faithfulness to the king.
Episode 36: Tension mounts in Patliputra as Pratim, a special spy, arrives from Nepal. Shriyank worriedly informs Ajay that Vishnugupta would soon have to leave Pataliputra. Amatya tells Bhagurayan that under any circumstances Vishnugupta should not be imprisoned.
VOLUME 7 ||
Episode 37: Viradhgupta warns the king that Magadh would be forced to teach Nepal a lesson. Balgupta alerts Bhagurayan to keep an eye on the commander - Cheif Bhadrashal. Vishvugupta Shriyak cry out to control his action.
Episode 38: Rumors were spreading around the city of Patliputra that soon the city would be agtacked. Distressed by the kings attitude Varuchi pleads with Amatya to stop the war. Sinharan has entered the palace and murdered Prince Sukesh.
Episode 39: The supporters of commander in cheif Bhadrashal continued to hunt for Balgupta. Ashvadyaksh orders that Balgupta should be killed. Vishnugupta appoints Balgupta the new commander in chief. Dhananand is taken all over the city and ultimately driven away.
Episode 40: Amatya and Vishnugupta seek solace in the peaceful atmosphere of a monastery. Vishnugupta sends his special messenger Shanotra to Chadragupta asking him to proceed to Magadh. Shriyank tearfully refuses to take the post of Minister in Vishnugupta council.
Episode 41: Only after the procession enters the palace and Shaunotra leads Chadragupta alone to meet Vishnugupta, is it revealed that the man under the armor was Akshay.Vishnugupta further strengthens his plans by proposing the marriage between Chandragupta and Dhananands daughter Dharini. The queen appeals to the monk Jeevsidhi to try and stop the marriage between Chandragupta and Dharini.
Episode 42: Malayaraj and the other kings demand that the promises made by Chadragupta should be fulfilled soon. Dharani is pleading with her mid wife that she does not want to marry Chadragupta
VOLUME 8 ||
Episode 43: Chandragupta tells about his desire to leave the Royal Palace. In part of the Royal Palace, attempt to kill Chandragupta says that he doesn't want to marry Dharini the daughter of Nanda.
Episode 44: Susidhartak advises Laghu Paurav to join up with Amatya Rakshas in order to succeed in his plans. In the Rangshala of Patliputra Sushidarthak introduces Laghu Paurav and Amatya Rakshas to each other in a secret meeting to conspire together to acheive their goals. Amatya Rakshas puts Raj Nartaki Shweta in service to finish Chadragupta before his marriage to Dharini.
Episode 45: Laghu Paurav senses treachery. He rushes calling for Chandragupta to his room and is killed there. Vishnugupta orders Bhagurayan to arrest Amatya Rakshas on the charge of Laghu Pauravs murder. Nipunak, a disciple of Vishnugupta is collecting secret information roaming around the streets of Magadh in disguise.
Episode 46: Shaktadas arrives on the scene then informs Amatya as to how Sidhartak had saved his life. Amatya gets further ensnare inot Vishnuguptas trap as Sidhartak makes him purchase some jewelry without realizing that the jewelry belonged to Pauravraj. Away in the campsite, Bhagurayan and Susidhartak succeed in poisoning Malayketus mind against Amatya Malayketu.
Episode 47: Sushidhartak reveals that it was Amatya who sent him with a message and jewelry to Chandragupta. To add to the tension Sushidhartak reveals that the necklace man by Amatya was Pauravraj. Vishnugupta then recalls Amatya that the center drama of the jewelry the capture of Shaktadas was a ploy to get Amatya back to Patliputra. He then appoints Amatya as Chandraguptas prime minister