Which Indian empire controlled the most territory?

Empire Approximate maximum extent (Area in km²) Size as percentage of area of Republic of India
British Indian Empire 4,574,000 139%
Mughal Empire 4,000,000 122%
Maurya Empire 3,400,000–5,000,000 103%–152%
Republic of India (for comparison) 3,287,263 100%

When was the Indian empire the biggest?

The Largest Empires In The History Of India

Rank Empire Approximate date of maximum extent
1 Mauryan Empire 250 BCE
2 Mughal Empire 1690 CE
3 Gupta Empire 400 CE
4 Republic of India (for comparison) Present

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 ruled India in 1st century?

1st century

Year Event
68 Establishment of the Kushan empire by Kujula Kadphises.
78 Gautamiputra Satkarni becomes Satavahana emperor and starts Shalivahana era calendar after defeating Scythian king Maues.
100 or after Sugar was first produced from sugarcane plants in northern India sometime after the first century.

Who is second king of India?

Chandragupta II, also called Vikramaditya, powerful emperor (reigned c. 380–c. 415 ce) of northern India.

Who ruled India before 1206?

Delhi Sultanate

Delhi Sultanate سلطنت دهلی
Sultan
• 1206–1210 Qutb al-Din Aibak (first)
• 1517–1526 Ibrahim Lodi (last)
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