Who Among the Following Has Been Called the Napoleon of India?

By Esha Dhawan|Updated : July 13th, 2022

1) Chandragupta

2) Samudragupta

3) Ashoka

4) Harshavardhana

The title of Napoleon of India is given to the ruler of the Gupta Empire, Samudragupta. Why? According to the historian AV Smith, Samudragupta had some mighty military conquests that earned him this title. It was poet Harisena who described the ruler as a hero of a hundred battles in a book called ‘Prayag Prashasti’. Hence, Smith gave this title to the King of the Gupta dynasty.

Answer:

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.

Summary:

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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