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The Golden Age of India
Most modern cultures have had their own ‘golden age,’ a term we use to refer to a time of great accomplishments that allowed the culture to prosper. The country of India had several of these golden ages, but the most popular Golden Age of India took place during the Gupta Empire, the ancient Indian empire lasting from around 320 to 550 A.D.
It’s particularly popular in part because it was the longest of such eras of accomplishment, lasting more than two centuries. It also comprises some of the most substantial accomplishments in Indian history. Let’s explore the Gupta Empire in more detail, the accomplishments of the empire, and its downfall.
The prosperity created under the leadership of the Gupta Empire, which covered much of the Indian subcontinent from approximately 320-550 CE, enabled the wide pursuit of scientific and artistic endeavors. This period became known as the Golden Age of India because it was marked by extensive inventions and discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic, mathematics, astronomy, religion, and philosophy. These discoveries crystallized elements of what is generally considered Hindu culture.
Many periods have been called golden periods in the History of India, because there were different important achievements at different times
The period between the 4th century and 6th century CE is known as the Golden Age of India because of the large achievements Indians made in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, science, religion and philosophy during the Gupta Empire. The decimal numeral system, including the concept of zero, was invented in India during this period. The peace and prosperity created under leadership of Guptas made remarkable scientific and artistic activities in India possible. The Golden Age in India came to an end when the Hunas invaded the Gupta Empire in the 6th century CE.
Chola’s influence at the height of its power (c. 1050)