Important Poets in Ancient Indian History

It is a gruesome task to study Indian history for UPSC Civil Services IAS examination. It contains a lot of facts and details about so many persons and their contributions to the nation.

The history for UPSC IAS Exam can be divided into four parts– Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India and art and culture. A substantial weightage has been given to History over the years. The subject is vast as well as filled with facts. A plethora of questions keep shelling UPSC aspirant’s head like How to study history for IAS? What to focus on? How to read History? Etc.

Ancient Indian literature has been an ultimate magnificence for Indian civilization showcasing the enormous aggregate of flair and expertise presented by the masters themselves. Perhaps no other part of the world has created such a vast amount of literature encompassing knowledge and wisdom.

Ancient Indian poets have entailed several grades of minuscule details of their imagination and environments.

Here we are giving discussing the important Poets in Ancient Indian History which will be useful for UPSC civil services examination.

Ancient Indian Poets UPSC

Poet

Patron

Contribution

Amarsimha

Chandragupta II

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Ashvaghosa

Kanishka

Buddhacharitra (a biography of Buddha), Saundarananda

Banabhatt

Harshvardhan

Kadambari, Harsha Charita

Bharavi

Yasodharman

Kiratarjuniyam (about Kirat and Arjun)

Bhavabhuti

Yasovarman

Malatimadhava, Mahaviracharita

Dandin

Narsimhavarman

Dasakumaracarita, Kavyadarsa

Harisena

Samudragupta II

Prayag Prashasti on Allahabad Pillar inscription

Jayadev

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Geet Govinda (Krishna and Radha)

Jinasena

Amoghavarsha

Harivamshapurana

Kalidasa

Chandragupta II

Kumarasambhava, Raghuvamsa, Meghdoota, Ritusambara. His plays are Abhijan Shakuntalam, Vikramorvashi, and Malvikaganimithram.

Magha

King Varmalata

Sishupalavadha (about the killing of Shishupal)

Rajashekhar

Mahindrapala

Kavyamimamsa, and Karpuramanjari (written to please his wife in Sauraseni Prakrit).

Ravikirti

Pulkesin II

Aihole inscription

Shudraka

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Mrichchha Katikam

Thiruvalluvar

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Thirukkural (Tamil epic)

Vishakhadutta

Harshavardhan

Mudra Rakshas and Devichandraguptam

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