By James Wynbrandt
Offers the main occasions, humans, and traditions that experience formed Pakistan. This identify contains insurance at the The land and its humans; The Indus Valley Civilization; The Vedic Age in Pakistan; The magnate interval; British rule; The fight for independence; Partition; Civilian and armed forces rule; and, Islamization of Pakistan.
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The founder of the Gupta empire, Chandragupta I was the earliest king to have left a historical record of his rule. His son Samudragupta (r. 330/335–380) was a poet and musician as well as a fearless and aggressive warrior. Under Samudragupta’s rule, the Guptas, as the dynasty was later known, were accepted as the subcontinent’s preeminent kings. Samudragupta conquered all of Upper India and counted the rulers of Punjab and Malwa among his vassals; these and other Hindu vassal states flourished under the Guptas’ reign.
The Kushan empire was in decline. The power vacuum was filled by the rulers, or shahs, of Iran’s Sassanid dynasty. E. under Ardeshir (r. ). Soon after, his son, Shapur I (r. ca. ), laid claim to what is today Pakistan. Shapur’s son, Narses, was made shah of Seistan, Baluchistan, Sind, and the coast of what is now Pakistan. However, the Kushans were able to retain their control of central Pakistan and the Kabul Valley (while the Saka rulers retained their kingdoms under them). The Kushans exercised this power until the fifth century, when their kingdom, along with all others around them, fell to new invaders from Central Asia.
His son Samudragupta (r. 330/335–380) was a poet and musician as well as a fearless and aggressive warrior. Under Samudragupta’s rule, the Guptas, as the dynasty was later known, were accepted as the subcontinent’s preeminent kings. Samudragupta conquered all of Upper India and counted the rulers of Punjab and Malwa among his vassals; these and other Hindu vassal states flourished under the Guptas’ reign. Samudragupta expanded the Gupta empire southward to Kalinga (present-day Orissa Province).
A Brief History of Pakistan by James Wynbrandt