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History of Asia

  • Historicity of Ramgupta

    Chandragupta II is named after Samudragupta in the dynasty table mentioned in the Gupta inscriptions, so earlier historians thought that this was the successor of the Gupta Empire after Samudragupta. But after coming to the light of new archaeological and literary evidence, some historians have star

  • Chandragupta II 'Vikramaditya'

    Chandragupta II, the son of Samudraguptas chief Mahishi Dattadevi, was endowed with extraordinary talent, indomitable enthusiasm and extraordinary virility. It is said from the Gupta records that after the death of Samudragupta, Chandragupta II became the Gupta-Emperor. But on the contrary, some sch

  • Kumaragupta I 'Mahendraditya' (Kumaragupta I 'Mahendraditya')

    Chandragupta II was succeeded by Kumaragupta in 415 AD, who according to the Bilasad pillar inscription was the eldest son born to his Pattamahadevi Dhruvadevi (Maharajadhiraja Srichandraguptasya Mahadevyan Dhruvadevyamutpanasya Maharajadhirajkumaraguptasya , Kumaraguptas younger brother Govindgupta

  • Skandagupta 'Kramaditya'

    Samudragupta Mighty Number  After the death of Kumaragupta, the Gupta rule was succeeded by his able son Skandagupta. In the Junagadh inscription, the first date of his rule is found inscribed in Gupta Samvat 136 (455 AD). In Garhwa inscriptions and silver coins, his last date is found in Gupta Samv

  • Later Gupta Emperors and the End of the Gupta Dynasty

    After the death of Skandagupta, the sun of the Gupta dynasty set in motion. Although the names of Gupta rulers after Skandagupta are known from inscriptions and coins, it is difficult to determine the order of the successors of Skandagupta unambiguously. Purugupta The official genealogy names Purug

  • Gupta Administration and Economic Life

    India witnessed the climax of political, social and material progress during the Gupta period. During its heyday, this empire extended from the Himalayas in the north to the Vindhya Parvat in the south and from the Bay of Bengal in the east to Saurashtra in the west. Peace and order were established

  • Social Life in Gupta Period

    Gupta-Indian Society Traditional Four Varnas- Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra was divided into As before, the Brahmins held the highest position in the society at this time also. Before the Gupta period, the brahmin had only six functions - study, teaching, conducting worship, performing yagy

  • Religion and Religious Life in Gupta Period

    The Gupta period is often considered the climax of the revival of Brahmanism. Some of the Gupta emperors were Vaishnavas, some Shaivas and some Buddhists. Most of the Gupta emperors adopted various rituals and procedures of Vedic religion and performed Ashwamedha Yagyas as well as Agnishtom, Vajapey

  • Mauryan Social, Religious and Cultural Life

    Mauryan Social Life Like the earlier Dharmashastras, Kautilya also wrote Varnashrama System considered as the basis of social organization. Kautilyas Arthashastra mentions four classes of society- Brahmin, Kshatriya, Vaishya and Shudra , According to him it is the duty of the king to protect the Va

  • Post-Mauryan Polity and Economic Life

    The political unity of Indian history was broken for some time with the end of the Maurya Empire. Many foreign invaders came from the north-western routes of the country and established their respective states in different parts of the country. In the south the local ruling dynasties became independ

  • Post-Mauryan Society, Religious Life, Artistic and Literary Development

    Post-Mauryan Social Life The Sunga and possibly the rulers of the Satavahana dynasty of the post-Mauty period were Brahmins. Therefore, even in this period, the position of Brahmins was the best in the social system based on four varnas. The superiority of Brahmins has been confirmed in clear words

  • Vakataka Dynasty

    In the third century AD, when the power of the Satavahanas of the south was destroyed, many small kingdoms were established there. The Vakatakas seem to have been one of the minor powers that arose after the decline and disintegration of the mighty Satavahana kingdom in the middle of the third centu

  • Political Condition of India in Pre-Gupta Period

    The period before the decline of the Kushanas and the rise of the Guptas in northern India was called the Dark Age by historians like Smith. The reason for this was that the history of this period was not very clear. All the archival and currency-evidence shows that this was an era of political diso

  • Historical Sources of Emperor Gupta Dynasty

    The Gupta dynasty has been a part of a proud place in the pages of Indian history for an all-round rise. The kings of this dynasty, by their indomitable enthusiasm, organization-talent, determination and ingenious mind and relentless efforts, built such a vast empire, which in its heyday spread from

  • Antiquity and Origin of the Guptas

    The problem of the origin of the Guptas has not yet been resolved. Archaeological sources reveal that many Gupta dynasties had emerged even before the emperor Gupta dynasty. An ancient Brahmi inscription mentions a princess of a Gupta dynasty. In the Shunga period Bharhut pillar-inscription, Angardy

  • The Early Place of the Guptas and the Early Gupta Ruler

    Like the caste of the Guptas, there is considerable difference of opinion among historians about their origin. Determination of the Adi-state of the Guptas in the absence of clear evidence is a complex problem of Indian history. Historians have tried to prove the origin of the Guptas from West Benga

  • Sources of Ancient Indian History

    India is one of the oldest and greatest countries of the world. From the point of view of historical sources, historians have divided ancient Indian history into three parts. The period for which no written material is available, in which human life was relatively uncivilized, Prehistoric Period It

  • Sangam Age:Political, Socio-economical and Cultural Life

    The Indian peninsula in the far south extends in a triangular form up to Kanyakumari, which was called Tamilakam region. The historical era in South India certainly begins with the Sangam age. Since the ancient Sangam literature written in Tamil language He is the only source of information about t

  • सम्राट अशोक महान् का मूल्यांकन (Evaluation of Emperor Ashoka the Great)

    अशोक भारतीय इतिहास का ही नहीं, विश्व इतिहास के महानतम् शासकों में एक है। एक विजिगिषु शासक, महान् विजेता एवं साम्राज्य-निर्माता, धर्म-परायण एवं धर्म-सहिष्णु, दयालु, उदार, लोकहित-चिंतक एवं मानवता के अनन्य पोषक के रूप में सुप्रसिद्ध अशोक अपने उन्नत धार्मिक विचार, उच्चादर्श, आध्यात्मिक चिंतन, त्याग, सुव

  • Shunga Dynasty :Pushyamitra Shunga

    The faltering wall of the vast Maurya Empire, founded by Chandragupta Maurya and Chanakya, finally came to an end in 185 BC. It fell in around AD 3, when the fighter Pushyamitra killed the last Mauryan king Brihadratha in front of the army and established the Sunga dynasty. Historical Sources The s

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