The Imperial Guptas and Their Times

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Abhinav Publications, 1987 - Gupta dynasty. - 184 pages
 

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Contents

The Statement of the Problem
1
The Puranic Account 3 The Analysis of the Puranic Account
2
Findings of the Puranic Account 5 Some Controversial Passages and their Inter pretation
5
The Account of the Bhavișyottara Purāņa
6
The Testimony of Kaufakausangchuen
7
Identification of Chelikito
8
Conflicting Translations and Interpretations
9
Corroborative Value of the Taisho Edition 11 Location of the China Temple
11
Conclusion
67
GENEALOGY AND CHRONOLOGY OF THE LATER IMPERIAL GUPTAS 1 Skandagupta and Purugupta
74
Kumāragupta of the Sarnath Inscription
76
Identity of Prakāśāditya
89
Budhagupta
92
Vainyagupta
94
Bhānugupta
97
Narasimhagupta
98

Reconciliation between the Puranic and Chinese Account 13 Formulation of the Working Hypothesis
12
The Theory of the Allahabad Origin of the Gupta Kingdom
14
The Theory of the MathuraAyodhya Homeland
17
Conducive Geographical Factors
19
THE GUPTALICCHAVI ENTENTE CORDIALE 2651 1 The Statement of the Problem 2 Different Categories of Data and their Evalua
26
tion
27
Description of Coins
52
J Sharma on the Attribution of the Kāca Coins
53
Theory of Kācas Identity with Rāmagupta
54
View Equating Kāca with Ghatotkaca
56
Kāca and Samudragupta Identified
57
Kāca Identified with a Rebel Brother of Samudragupta
61
Commemoration Theory of R D Banerji 9 Kāca Identified with an Interloper
66
Kumāragupta III
100
The Question of the Existence of Candragupta III
101
EMPIRE 108135
108
Hūna Menace
116
The Last Phase of Gupta Rule
122
AGRARIAN RELATIONS IN THE GUPTA
136
Royal Prerogative Rights
147
The Brahmin Landholders
153
RevenuePayee Royal Officials
159
BIBLIOGRAPHY
169
INDEX
181
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