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GUPTA EMPIRE

This empire at one time covered the whole of the northern half of the Indian sub-continent. Recommended reading includes: "The Oxford History of India" (OUP, 1958), pp.164 et seq

[GUPT271] Maharajah Gupta in the Ganges river valley region m. ?
. [GUPT281] Ghatotkacha m.
. . [GUPT291] Maharajadhiraja Chandragupta I in Northern India m. Kumara Devi I of Nepal
. . . [GUPT301] Maharajadhiraja Sri Samudragupta of Aryavarta m.
. . . . [GUPT311] Maharaja Vikramaditya Chandragupta II of Aryavarta m.
. . . . . [GUPT321] Maharajah Kumaragupta I Mahendraditya m. --- of Malwa
. . . . . . [GUPT332] Sapinud of Maghada m. Shah Bahram V of Persia

[GUPT271] Gupta Maharajah in the Ganges river valley region (c.275-300).

[GUPT281] Ghatotkacha (c.300-20).

[GUPT291] Chandragupta I Maharajadhiraja in Northern India (c.320-30), founded the Gupta Empire. He married [NEPA292] Kumara Devi Lichcchavaia (daughter of Vasuravarma, see NEPAL).

[GUPT301] Sri Samudragupta Maharajadhiraja of Aryavarta (c.330-76). He inscribed his conquests on the great 7 metre high iron rust-proof Ashoka pillar, now sited in New Delhi.

[GUPT311] Vikramaditya [=sun of prowess] Chandragupta II Maharaja of Aryavarta (c.376-415).

[GUPT321] Kumaragupta I Mahendraditya, Maharaja (c.415-55), married [MALW322] --- (daughter of Kshatrapa Simhasena, see MALWA SATRAPS).

[GUPT332] Sapinud of Maghada (daughter of Kumaragupta) married [PERS331] Shah Bahram V (see PERSIA).