About the Book :
Sachindra Kumar Maity's The Imperial Guptas and their Times is an in-depth study of the most important epoch of ancient India. Marked by fresh approach and based on a study of the original sources and latest published material, the book focuses the attention of the scholars towards the achievements of the Gupta age, which has rightly been called the 'Classical' or the 'Golden Age' of Indian history. The present study, covering all the aspects of the Gupta period, is divided into ten chapters, Introduction; Foundation of the Gupta Empire and their rise to success; Skandagupta and his successors and the Decline of the Empire; The Gupta Administration; Social Life; Economic Life; Religion; Education; Language, Literature, Scripts; Scientific and other Cultural Achievements; and Gupta Art, besides an Appendix, 'Brahmi Script Through the Ages,' a detailed Bibliography and Index. A book of great merit, it should prove to be useful to students, research scholars and all others interested in the history of India.