5 greatest kingdoms in India of all time
The Maurya Empire was the largest empire created by an Indian dynasty
Chanakya, Chandragupta's minister, wrote a book advocating a strong, centralized, authoritarian state, The Arthashastra.
Chandragupta's grandson, Ashoka, is famous for having embraced Buddhism
The Kushan Empire was founded in the Bactria region of northern Afghanistan
They controlled most of the Ganges valley and an arc that extended through Afghanistan and Central Asia into Xinjiang.
Buddhism was converted into a state religion
It was under Gupta rule that India enjoyed the height of its classical civilization
The empire did a good job of keeping out invaders for two centuries
The main achievements of the Guptas during this era of peace were artistic and intellectual
Mahmud of Ghazni, an invader from Afghanistan, took away a lot of gold and demolished temples, sacked Kannauj in the early 11th century.
The Cholas were famous for their maritime expeditions