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 (go͝op′tə, go͞op′-)
A Hindu dynasty that ruled most of northern India from 320?-520?, under which the arts flourished and a strong central government was established.
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(Historical Terms) the dynasty ruling northern India from the early 4th century to the late 6th century ad: the period is famous for achievements in art, science, and mathematics
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(ˈgʊp tə, ˈgʌp-)

a dynasty of N India (A.D. 320–540) whose court was the center of classical Indian art and literature.
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Dis- the Guptan style, the temple complex is believed to be dating back to the 6th century AD." The carvings done on the walls demonstrate images and sculptures of mammals, reptiles, humans, insects and demons.
"They (her husband and son) have alleged that the woman, before being strung up from the tree, was raped and murdered by these men," district superintendent Happy Guptan told AFP.
"They [her husband and son] have alleged that the woman, before being strung up from the tree, was raped and murdered by these men," the district superintendent Happy Guptan told AFP.
Guptan Nair has mentioned in his Foreword, Nair had never written anything other than on the hundreds of files that he dealt with in his three-decade-old career, his memoirs are an eloquent testimony to his scholarship and literary flavour.
[30.] Sarin SK, Dhingra N, Bansal A, Malhotra S and RC Guptan Dietary and nutritional abnormalities in alcoholic liver disease: a comparison with chronic alcoholics without liver disease.
Sarin SK, Govil A, Jain AK, Guptan RC, Issar SK, Jain M, et al.Prospective randomized trial of endoscopic sclerotherapy versus variceal band ligation for esophageal varices: influence on gastropathy, gastric varices and variceal recurrence.
Guptan, a professor and consultant, describes the role of the executive coach, then walks through the different popular approaches and theoretical frameworks for the practice of executive coaching, and describes various genres of executive coaching and how to decide between them.
Vinod; editor, Shirish Kunder; music, Shirish KundeI, Vishal Dadlani, Shekhar Ravjiani; lyrics, Shirish Kunder, Vishal Dadlani, Anvita Dutt Guptan; art director, Sabu Cyril; costume designer, Aki Narula, Sanjeev Mulchandani; sound (Dolby Digital/DTS Digital), Kunal Mehta, Parikshit Lalwani; choreographer, Khan, Geeta Kapoor; assistant director, Anshul Mohan.
In the Indian context, it can be achieved with the help of relational or familial type of leadership (Virmani & Guptan 1991, Virmani 2002).
Furthermore, an inscription from Allahabad dated c.335 CE, which lists foreign kings who paid tribute to the Guptas, uses Kushan titles to describe the Guptan rulers--'Descendant of the Son of Heaven'; 'King of Kings'--indicating not only the possibility of continuing contact between the Guptas and Kushan remnants, but equally the pervasive legacy of the Kushans in India.