Chandragupta and Kumardevi
Chandragupta is offering a ring
(or putting Sindur) to his queen
Chandra in Brahmi script is
written below left arm of King
while Shri-Kumardevi is written
near right hand of queen
Reverse of coin shows goddess
Laxmi, Appears on all coins
minted by gupta kinga.
Coins in Gupta empire
Coine minted by Chandragupta :
Fa-Hsien: Life in Gupta IndiaFa-Hsien: Life in Gupta India
Chinese Buddhist monk traveledChinese Buddhist monk traveled
along the Silk Road and visitedalong the Silk Road and visited
India in the 5c.India in the 5c.
He reported the people toHe reported the people to
be happy, relatively free ofbe happy, relatively free of
government oppression, andgovernment oppression, and
inclined towards courtesy andinclined towards courtesy and
The greatest of Indian poets.The greatest of Indian poets.
His most famous play wasHis most famous play was ShakuntalaShakuntala..
During the reign ofDuring the reign of VikramadittyaVikramadittya..
The Decline of the GuptasThe Decline of the Guptas
Invasion of the White Huns in the 4c signaledInvasion of the White Huns in the 4c signaled
the end of the Gupta Golden Age, even thoughthe end of the Gupta Golden Age, even though
at first, the Guptas defeated them.at first, the Guptas defeated them.
After the decline of the Gupta empire, northAfter the decline of the Gupta empire, north
India broke into a number of separate HinduIndia broke into a number of separate Hindu
kingdoms and was not really unified again untilkingdoms and was not really unified again until
the coming of the Muslims in the 7c.the coming of the Muslims in the 7c.
Why Gupta Empire is considered as a
Golden age of India ?
Westeren invaders were defeated – Shaka &
Establishment of kingdom from east to west cost
Prosperity & wealth in society is due to the good
governance of Gupta kings
Share of Indian trade in world was more than 20
%, now it is less than 0.1%
Kalidas, Panini, Bhas, Varahamihir were the
leaders in various fields presented their classic
work to the world