The Gandhara Art flourished during the period of

(1) Guptas
(2) Mauryas
(3) Satavahanas
(4) Kushans

Correct Answer : (4) The Gandhara Art flourished during the period of the great Kushan king Kanishka (128 CE –151 CE).

Explanation :

Gandhara Art, style of Buddhist visual art, developed in the Peshawar basin, the centre of the region was Kabul but the cultural influence extended to the Taxila region, in the north-west of the ancient Indian Subcontinent between the 1st century BCE and the 7th century CE.

Gandhara, was an ancient region in the Peshawar basin, the centre of the region was Kabul but the cultural influence extended to the Taxila region, in the north-west of the ancient Indian Subcontinent.

The Kushan period is considered the Golden Period of Gandhara Art. Peshawar Valley and Taxila are littered with ruins of stupas and monasteries of this period. Many monuments were created to commemorate the Jataka tales.

The Gandhara civilization peaked during the reign of the great Kushan king Kanishka (128 CE –151 CE). The cities of Taxila (Takshasila) at Sirsukh and Peshawar were built. Peshawar became the capital of a great empire stretching from Gandhara to Central Asia.

FAQ’s related to ‘Gandhara Art’:

Where did the Gandhara art flourished?

Gandhara Art developed in the Peshawar basin, the centre of the region was Kabul but the cultural influence extended to the Taxila region, in the north-west of the ancient Indian Subcontinent.

Who introduced Gandhara art in India?

The Gandhara school of art was evolved during the reign of Kushana emperor Kanishka (128 CE –151 CE).

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