Which king of ancient India has been given the title Indian Napoleon by VA Smith?
Samudragupta was the greatest king of the Gupta dynasty. The most detailed and authentic record of his reign is preserved in the Prayaga Prasasti/Allahabad pillar inscription which was composed by his court poet Harisena. His military campaigns justify the description of him as the Napoleon of India by V.A. Smith.
Why is Napoleon a hero?
Napoleon was a hero because of his success on the battlefield, his effect on the advancement of France, and the fact that he lacked many of the qualities and actions normally associated with great villains in the past. Napoleon was an extremely successful on the battlefield and never stopped winning.
Who Ruled India first?
The Maurya Empire (320-185 B.C.E.) was the first major historical Indian empire, and definitely the largest one created by an Indian dynasty. The empire arose as a consequence of state consolidation in northern India, which led to one state, Magadha, in today’s Bihar, dominating the Ganges plain.
Who is first king of India?
The great ruler Chandragupta Maurya, who founded Maurya Dynasty was indisputably the first king of India, as he not only won almost all the fragmented kingdoms in ancient India but also combined them into a large empire, boundaries of which were even extended to Afghanistan and towards the edge of Persia.