Why Were The Mauryan And Gupta Period Seen As The Height Of Early Indian Civilisation?

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Why were the Mauryan and Gupta period seen as the height of early Indian civilisation? ‘Height’ according to the Oxford dictionary means the point or a period at which something was at its peak . It is also a relative term which the two period as ‘height of early Indian civilisation’ has been extensively debated; Hermann Kulke and Dietmar Rothermund supporting the question that the two empires where the height of Indian civilisation on the thesis of an organised centralised government. Whereas, Romalia Thaper argues that the Gupta period wasn 't the height of early Indian civilisation because of the continuous existing class struggles. . (present the different historians argument) It should also be taken into account that during the early Indian civilisation also known as the period of Ancient India, both Mauryan and Gupta dynasties were the only Imperial empires present, therefore, raising an issue with the question as it disregards the periods with small states that signs of social progression. Such as the Threshold times and the Magadha state. Nonetheless, taking the factors: Political, Social and Economic into consideration, there is an argument that the Mauryan and Gupta period is seen as the height of early Indian civilisation because of a well organised system of administration, the economic prosperity and cultural advancement with archaeological and literary evidence to support that has continued after the collapse of these empires. Both Mauryan and Gupta period

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