Candra Gupta II
also Chandra Gupta II biographical name Indian ruler of Gupta dynasty (circa 380-circa 415)

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  • Chandra Gupta II — or Candra Gupta II or Vikramaditya flourished 4th–5th centuries AD, India Powerful emperor (r. с 380–с 415) of the Gupta dynasty of northern India. A grandson of Chandra Gupta I (r. 320–с 335), who founded the dynasty, he is thought to have… …   Universalium

  • Chandra Gupta II — biographical name see Candra Gupta II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gupta — /goop teuh, gup /, n. 1. a dynasty of N India (A.D. 320 540) whose court was the center of classical Indian art and literature. 2. the empire of this dynasty, encompassing all of N India and Gujarat. * * * (as used in expressions) Chandra Gupta… …   Universalium

  • II — (as used in expressions) Abdülhamid II Agesilaus II Alamgir II Aziz al Din Alamgir II Alexander II Amalric II Amenhotep II Anacletus II Andrew II Andronicus II Palaeologus Antigonus II Gonatas …   Universalium

  • India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …   Universalium

  • South Asian arts — Literary, performing, and visual arts of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Myths of the popular gods, Vishnu and Shiva, in the Puranas (ancient tales) and the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, supply material for representational and… …   Universalium

  • Kalidasa — /kah li dah seuh/, n. fl. 5th century A.D., Hindu dramatist and poet. Also, Kalidasa. * * * flourished с 5th century Indian poet and dramatist. Little is known about him; his poems suggest that he was a Brahman (priest). Many works are… …   Universalium

  • Uttar Pradesh — /oot euhr preuh daysh , desh / a state in N India: a former province of British India. 97,380,000; 113,409 sq. mi. (293,730 sq. km). Cap.: Lucknow. Formerly, United Provinces. Former official name, United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. * * *… …   Universalium

  • Vakataka dynasty — Indian ruling house that originated in the central Deccan in the mid 3rd century AD. The Vakataka empire is believed to have extended from Malwa and Gujarat in the north to the Tungabhadra in the south and to have spanned the peninsula from west… …   Universalium

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