Shukracharya Shukracharya ( also Guru Shukra, Acharya Shukra ) was the author of Nitisara and is known as the founder of Arthashastra School of thoughts in India. Although it is difficult to give the exact period of Sukracharya, as also the correct date of his work, Sukranitisara, in the absence … [Read more...] about Shukracharya
History of Ancient India
The politics of South India around this time saw the collapse of the Rashtrakutas and the revival of the Chola power. The revival of the Chola Empire in the ninth century was possible when as tributary princes under the Pallavas they asserted their independence. The Pallava power declined due to the … [Read more...] about Revival and Rise of Chola Empire
Skandagupta Skandagupta was a king of Gupta Dynasty. He came upon the throne after the death of his father, Kumaragupta. He ruled from 455 A.D. to 467 A.D. He successfully resisted the Huna attack and saved India from foreign clutches. Dr. R.C. Majumdar rightly remarked of him as a 'Savior of … [Read more...] about Who was Skandagupta?
Hiuen Tsang Hiuen Tsang, the Chinese pilgrim visited India during the reign of Harsha. He made an extensive tour of different parts of North and South India recording minute details of the standard of living of the people, their social, economic life, religion and culture, etc. He spent about 14 … [Read more...] about Hiuen Tsang visit to India
Origin of Kushana Empire The origin of Kushan Empire lies in mystery. However, historians have tried to trace the origin of Kushans. It is generally held that the Kushanas were a section of the Yue-chi. Some other scholars are of the opinion that because of Yue-chi divided the Ta-hia country … [Read more...] about Origin of Kushana Empire