Gupta dynasty

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Gupta dynasty ( 320–c.550) Ruling house whose kingdom covered most of n India. Founded by Chandragupta I, the Gupta dynasty embraced Buddhism and is seen as a golden age. It reached its greatest extent at the end of the 4th century, but declined at the end of the 5th century under concerted attack from the Huns.

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Gupta dynasty. Established in N. India in 3rd cent. CE, and later covering a much larger area. It flourished c.350–510 CE. Under this dynasty, great heights of Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist religion and culture were achieved.