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During the Gupta period which of the following places was not a seat of learning?
1. Vaishali
2. Mathura
3. Pataliputra
4. Kanchi

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : Vaishali

The correct answer is Vaishali.

  • During the Gupta period, Vaishali was not a seat of learning.
  • Sri Gupta founded the Gupta Empire in 240-280 CE.
  • Vishnugupta was the last known ruler of the Gupta Dynasty.
  • Kumargupta I was the founder of Nalanda University.
  • A Chinese traveler Fa Xian visited India during the reign of Chandragupta II
  • During the reign of Chandragupta II, Pataliputra and Ujjain were the main centre of education.

  • The Age of the Guptas is the most significant in the history of ancient India.
  • The dynasty was no doubt founded by Srigupta but its real founder was considered to be Chandragupta I.
  • Samudragupta and Chandragupta II were two of its most powerful and greatest kings.
  • Some of the other important rulers of the Gupta Period in chronological order are as follows:

    • Chandragupta, I assumed the title of Maharaja Dhiraj. He strengthened his position by matrimonial alliances.
    • Chandragupta II is credited with maintaining in his court 9 Luminaries or great scholars viz., Kalidas, Amarsimha, Dhanvantri, Varahamihira, Vararuchi, Ghatakarna, Kshapranak, Velabhatt, and Shanku.
    • Skandagupta repulsed the ferocious Hunas attacks twice. The heroic act gave him the title Vikramaditya. He also repaired the Junagarh lake in Gujarat.

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