What are the contributions of the Gupta Empire?


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The contributions of the Gupta Empire include the iron pillar, an educational system, a judicial system, an administrative system, mathematics and astronomy. The Gupta Empire made a great impact in social, cultural and political spheres.

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Two great mathematicians from the Gupta Empire, Varaharimira and Arybhatta, contributed much to the field of Vedic mathematics through the invention of Algebra and the concept of zero. The Guptas also contributed to the theory that Earth was round and not flat, propounded the theory of gravity and had a decentralized leadership system that helped the leaders rule effectively. Education was important to the Guptas, and women were allowed to have it. The Empire also had a hierarchic judicial system to enforce justice.

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