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The Gupta Empire
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The Gupta Empire
The First ruler of the Gupta Empire (320-335 AD)
Married the Licchavis Princess,
Chandragupta continued expanding his empire through marriage alliances
Son of Chandragupta I (335-375AD)
Reputation for one of the greatest conquerors of India (Indian Napolean)
India's "Golden Age"
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
Scenes form Jataka tales
Chandragupta II's "Nine Jewels"
Kumarasambhava and Raghuvamsha
Collection of Myths
Kama Sutra <3
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.
Mathematician and Astronomer
Invented the concept Zero
Invented the concept of the Decimal System
The End of the Gupta Empire
Huns Invade in 480's