Samudragupta is counted not only of the Gupta Dynasty but also of the greatest rulers of ancient Indian history. The most prominent source of the history of Samudragupta is the record of what is called 'Allahabad Column' or Prayag Prashasti.
At the time Samudragupta sat on the throne, the secret state was very small at that time. The whole country was divided into small states. These kingdoms were enemies of each other. By conquering most of them, Samudragupta decided to make a powerful empire. He defeated nine states of North-India and included them in his state.
The description of the accomplishments of Samudragupta is clear from him that he was an extraordinary military emperor. Historian Smith, being fascinated by Samudragupta's bravery, chose to call it 'Indian Napoleon'. It is believed that Samudragupta did not lose any war in his lifetime.
As a result of his victories, Samudragupta established a vast empire which extended from Himalayas in the north to Vindhyparvat in the south and east from the Bay of Bengal to East Malwa in the west.