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c. 200 BCE - c. 600 CE
Construction of the 30 Buddhist
cave-shrines at Ajanta
, many of which display features of Gupta architecture
Gupta I founds the Gupta Empire
in northern India
c. 320 CE - c. 550 CE
Gupta period, considered a golden age of ancient India
in art and architecture
c. 335 CE - c. 380 CE
Regarded as the "Indian Napoleon", the Gupta
, ruling from Magadha
, subdues kings in nearly all corners of India
and annexes kingdoms adjacent to Magadha.
380 CE - 415 CE
Reign of Chandra Gupta
II in northern India
395 CE - 400 CE
emperor Chandragupta II
Vikramaditya defeats Shakas and thereby gains access to the commercially important seaports on the western coast.
The earliest inscribed date in the Gupta
-era cave-shrines at Udayagiri.
455 CE - 457 CE
emperor Skandagupta Kramaditya defeats the Huns
c. 480 CE - c. 500 CE
-era Hindu temple
at Bhitargaon is built.
484 CE - 510 CE
The Huns conquer
western and central India
and fight a battle
with the Guptas. The Gupta
general Goparaja dies in the encounter.
c. 550 CE
The end of the reign of Visnugupta Chandraditya, last of the Gupta
rulers in northern India