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Short Biography of Chandragupta

Chandragupta I was the first of the imperial Guptas ruling over a territory much larger in size. It was by his conquests that he claimed the title of Maharajadhiraja or the King of Kings which signified the status of an emperor. It is generally accepted that the Gupta Era of the Indian history started from the time of Chandragupta I. [...]

By |2015-08-08T11:27:52+05:30November 29, 2014|Biography|Comments Off on Short Biography of Chandragupta

Rise of Chandragupta to Power and his Conquests

The rise of Chandragupta to power is mostly known from the Buddhist sources and the description of the Western classical writers. Superstitious stories are mixed up with historical accounts which make the subject fascinating. According to Buddhist accounts, the boy Chandragupta was living in Pataliputra in hardship and poverty, and was employed by a hunter to look after his cattle. [...]

By |2015-08-08T11:35:53+05:30November 29, 2014|History of India|Comments Off on Rise of Chandragupta to Power and his Conquests
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