Who is called ‘the Napoleon of Ancient India’?
Chandragupta Maurya is called ‘the Napoleon of Ancient India’ for his wars and victory. Chandragupta wars and victory success expanded the empire of Gupta. A V Smith called him so because of his great military conquests known from the ‘Prayag Prashati’ written by his courtier and poet Harisena, who also describes him as the hero of a hundred battles. But some leading Indian historians criticize Smith and feel that Samudragupta was a far greater warrior than Napoleon, as the former never lost any battle.