Gupta dynasty, were the rulers of the Magadha (now Bihar) state in north-eastern India. The Gupta Empire stretched across northern, central and parts of southern India between c. 320 and 550 CE. Gupta Empire Bombay
Fa Hien Hiuen Isang Tsing
Great tact and foresight were shown in the governance of the vast empire. Their martial system was very efficient.
Gold and silver coins were issued in great numbers which is a general indicates the health of the economy.
As a pre-eminent site of education and cultural exchange Nalanda prospered under their patronage.
Sanskrit once again attained the status of a lingua franca and managed to scale even greater heights than before. Poet and playwright Kalidasa created such epics during this time.
Genius mathematician and astronomer Aryabhata wrote Surya Siddhanta which covered several aspects of geometry, trigonometry and cosmology during this time. ci. 2TFI
This period holds the finest examples of painting, sculpture and architecture of the period can be found in Ajanta, Ellora, Sarnath, Mathura, Anuradhapura and Sigiriya