Chandragupta Maurya successfully unified the Indian subcontinent under an empire. Chandragupta ruled from 324 to 297 BCE before voluntarily giving the throne up to his son, Bindusara, who ruled from 297 BCE until his death in 272 BCE.
Which period is known as Golden Age?
The period between the 4th century and 6th century AD is known as the Golden Age of India because of the large achievements Indians made in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, sculpting and painting during the Gupta Empire.
What caused the Golden Age of India?
Prosperity in the Gupta Empire initiated a period known as the Golden Age of India, marked by extensive inventions and discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic, mathematics, astronomy, religion, and philosophy.
Is Gupta and Maurya dynasty same?
The difference between Mauryan and Gupta Empires is that the Mauryan empire was in power before Christ, whereas the Gupta empire came into power after Christ. Mauryan empire was comparatively larger and had a centralized administration. While the Gupta empire was smaller and had a decentralized administration.
Who is Gupta caste?
Agarwals and Guptas usually belong to the Hindu Baniya caste—communities traditionally involved in trade and commerce, and known for their business acumen. In fact, the Mint newspaper reported in 2011, that many Indian billionaires were Baniyas.
Who Ruled India most?
List of largest empires in India
|Empire||Approximate maximum extent (Area in km²)||Size as percentage of area of Republic of India|
|British Indian Empire||4,574,000||139%|
|Republic of India (for comparison)||3,287,263||100%|
Who is first king of India?
Ans: Chandragupta Maurya was the first king/ruler of Ancient India.