June 23, 2010

Kushan Empire - Ancient India for APPSC

The Kushan empire was started by the Kushan tribe of the Yuezi Confederation around 1st century
The Kushan Empire introduced the largest number of gold coins in India.
• Kanishka was most the important king of the empire. He started the Saka Era in 78 AD.
• His capital was at Pursushpura ( now Peshawar).
• He was responsible for organizing the 4th Buddhist council in Kashmir.
• Both Gandhar and Mathura art forms developed during Kanishka's reign.


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