Chandragupta was succeeded by Bindusara but very little is known of him from literary sources. Early Tamil poets of the south mention Mauryan chariots thundering across the land, their white pennants brilliant in the sunshine. Some scholars have suggested that this reference to Mauryan expansion in the Deccan could have taken place during the reign of Bindusara. Bindusara’s death in 273-272 B.C. led to a struggle for succession among his sons. This lasted four years and in 269-268 B.C. Ashoka emerged successful.