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Samudragupta: The Making of an Emperor

Price: Tk1,200.00
Brand: University Press Limited
Authors: Bappaditya Chakravarty (Author)
Edition: 1st Edition
Year: 2016
ISBN: 9789845062428
Page: 522
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Product Code: 5302
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4th Century CE. India. A prince is born to the Chandragupta I, the third in succession to the Gupta dynasty, ruling over a small kingdom. Predating Napoleon by more than a thousand years, he grows up to become as crafty on the battlefield as a Hannibal, as adept at annexation as a Bismarck, and, towering over all of them in statecraft. Samudragupta.

The Emperor who ushered in India's Golden Age and laid the foundations of the greatest empire since the Mauryas: He brought peace and prosperity to a land divided, not only by religion, but also by small and large kingdoms and empires in the subcontinent. And survived plots against him.

The novel relates how Samudragupta, a middle son, becomes the Crown Prince, inheritor of politically fused kingdoms, and battles divisive forces to confirm his own way to greatness.

Contents:

Acknowledgements / Part Cast of Characters / Part I: Conspiracies in the Palace, and a Battle / Part II: The Web / Part III: The Trap Closes / Part IV: Yuvaraj Samudragupta / Part V: An End, and a Beginning / Historical Notes

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