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The Gupta Empire

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Transcript of The Gupta Empire

"The Golden Age"
The Gupta Empire
GUPTA
RULERS

Chandragupta I
The First ruler of the Gupta Empire (320-335 AD)
Married the Licchavis Princess,
Kumaradevi
Chandragupta continued expanding his empire through marriage alliances
Samudragupta
Son of Chandragupta I (335-375AD)
Reputation for one of the greatest conquerors of India (Indian Napolean)
Allahabad Inscriptions
(320-550 AD)
[
India's "Golden Age"
]

Chandragupta II
Ruled for 40 years (Predominantly peaceful)
The Gupta Empire attained its greatest glory both in terms of territorial expansion and cultural excellence.
Combination of his father's conquest and grandfathers' marital alliances
His Daughter married to a Vakataka Prince
GUPTA EMPIRE CONQUEST
ARTS
Paintings
Ajanta Caves
Bodhisattva Padmapani
Scenes form Jataka tales
Dark Buddha
Sculptures
Architecture
LITERATURE
Chandragupta II's "Nine Jewels"
Kalidasa
Epic Poems
Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsha
Lyrical Poem
Meghaduta
Great drama
Shakuntala
Purana
Collection of Myths
Philosophical Dialogues
Ritual Prescriptions
Royal Genealogies
Kama Sutra <3
7 book
36 Chapters
Starts off with the principles that man should live by
Dharma is the fulfillment of one's duty during one's life on earth
Artha is the accumulation of material wealth, or economic stability
Kama refers to the pleasurable experience of the five senses.
Other Books

SCIENCES
Aryabhatta
Mathematician and Astronomer
Invented the concept Zero
Invented the concept of the Decimal System
Heliocentrism
365.3586805 days
The End of the Gupta Empire
Huns Invade in 480's
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