Samudragupta, who was the ruler of the Gupta Empire is credited as the Napoleon of India
The inscriptions from the Gupta empire are proof of Samudragupta’s valour and his distinguished military career. Even the gold coins that were minted in the Gupta empire described him as the ‘exterminator of all kings’ and even as a noble man. Hence, he is remembered as the Napoleon of India.
Who is Called the Napoleon of India?
The title of Napoleon of India was given to Samudragupta, the ruler of the Gupta dynasty by the historian A V Smith. Samudragupta earned the title for his military conquests and for managing a strong fleet in battle. Samudragupta’s conquests are described in a book called ‘Prayag Prashasti’ written by his courtier and poet Harisena.
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