The Golden Age of the Guptas. ESSENTIAL QUESTION Who were the Guptas, and when did they rule India? The Gupta Empire After Asoka, collapse of Maurya Empire led to 500 years of conflict Magadha’s Gupta family took over – Chandra Gupta I began rule A.D. 320
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ESSENTIAL QUESTION Who were the Guptas, and when did they rule India?
The Gupta Empire
- Gupta I gained lands through marriage; son conquered lands for empire
Art and Literature
- included 23-foot iron pillar over Delhi in A.D. 400
- no others made a piece of iron as large until 1,000 years later
Create a letter from a Gupta perspective focusing on its major achievements and why the Gupta Reign was a “Golden Age” for India. Follow similar format as the “letter from Ashoka.”
Just like Shi Huangdi had done in China, we the Gupta family united India after centuries of turmoil between the different regional kingdoms. We the Guptas provided India with its “Golden Age.” We were responsible for…..