Author: R C Majumdar
Publisher: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
ISBN/UPC (if available): N/A
This volume starts with the story of how the descendants of a petty chieftain named Gupta acquired and maintained and then lost an empire which was bigger than any that flourished in ancient India. The Gupta Age has been described in rapturous terms, as the ' Golden Age', the 'classical period' of Indian history. It was during thisperiod that Indian intellect reached its high watermark in most branches of art, science and literature and Indian culture and civilization reached a unique stage of development. 43 plates illustrate the best specimens of the unique artistic achievements of this period.