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Ancient India

Articles about the ancient history of India, including information on the famous Mauryan and Gupta Empires.

Biography of Chandragupta Maurya
Learn more about the life of Chandragupta Maurya, founder of India's ancient Mauryan Empire, and grandfather of Ashoka the Great.

The Gupta Empire in India
Brief history of the Gupta Empire in India, which witnessed the flowering of classical Indian culture and technology between about 320 and 550 CE.

Biography of Ashoka the Great
Biography of Ashoka the Great, emperor of India's Mauryan Empire during the third century BCE.

Why Did the Gupta Empire in India Collapse?
The Gupta Empire in India marked one of the high points of Indian history. Why did it collapse in 550 CE?

History of India's Caste System
The caste system in India has ordered society both for Hindus and even non-Hindus over thousands of years. Learn more about the history India's complex system of castes.

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