This work is concerned with the age of Vikramaditya who is considered as the founder of the Vikrama era dated 57 B.C. First, the author discusses the origin, settlement and migration of the Malavas. Then he examines the sources archaeology, literature and writings of foreigners. It is followed by ancestry, early career of Vikramaditya and his era. Historicity and comparative study of Vikramaditya has been discussed. Administration, religious, social economic condition of the time of Vikramaditya has been dealt with along with art and architecture, education, literature and sciences of his time. His era has been rightly called as the golden age. This work is written in lucid and expressive style and is appended with Bibliography and illustrations.
About the Author:
K.C. Jain got his Ph.D. and D. Litt. He joined the Vikram University in 1964 and served as Professor and Head, School of Studies in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Vikram University in 1964 and served as Professor and Head, School of studies in Ancient Indian History, Culture and Archaeology, Vikram University, Ujjain and was appointed as Senior Fellow by the Indian Council of Historical Society for a period of three years (1990 -1993).