Tag Archives: Fa-Hein

INDIAN HISTORY Part 25: THE GOLDEN GUPTAS Section V: The Empire and Its Governance

Canberra, 27 February 2014 The Guptas followed the traditional concepts of hereditary monarchy and that of primogeniture. The king’s right to rule was considered divinely ordained and was further sanctified by Brahminical ceremonies. However, this divine right was bestowed with the caveat that the king was duty and honour bound to institute righteous policies, follow […]

Continue reading

INDIAN HISTORY Part 25 The Golden Guptas Section III: Chandra Gupta Vikramaditya

Canberra, 29 January 2014 Chandra Gupta Vikramaditya (375-415 A.D) At the end of Samudra Gupta’s reign the Gupta Empire was undoubtedly the most powerful and prosperous in the sub-continent. This envious position was achieved through two conscious and concerted activities of the dynasty—first was the minor conquests of Chandra Gupta I, followed by the aggressive […]

Continue reading