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Founder of the Gupta Empire Maharaja Sri Gupta



The Gupta dynasty was founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta. The precise date of the establishment of the Gupta Empire is ambiguous but it is believed that Sri Gupta ruled between 240- 280 CE.

Not much is known about the life of Sri Gupta, the founder of the vast and powerful empire. However, some information can be drawn from the writing’s of I- Tsing, a Chinese traveller. During the early years of dynasty’s reign, the empire was limited to the present day Bengal and some regions of Bihar. The capital of the Gupta Empire was Pataliputra.


This site covers all areas for Ancient Indian History for kids. There are several essays to refer to for your school history study. We start off with ancient India timeline, various ancinet empires like the Mauryan empire and the Gupta empire. You will find information about ancient Indian society and culture, rulers, wars, costumes and several such facinating subjects. History of ancient India for kids is quite fascinating and long.