The second decade of the 4th century CE saw the rise of one of the greatest and most celebrated dynasties of India – that of the Guptas. This dynasty, which dominated the Indian subcontinent for the next two and a quarter centuries, is said to have ushered in a Golden Age, which at its zenith saw literature, art, science, architecture, philosophy, religion and statecraft flourish. It was an era of great stability and prosperity and cultural evolution.
But what were the events that led to the founding of this mighty Empire and the cultural awakening that it brought about?
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