By Swami Harshananda
Gupta script is a modified form of the Brāhmī script. This script has been used in the inscriptions of the kings of the Gupta empire during the period 4th to 6th centuries A. D. It had 37 letters including five vowels. This script has been considered as the precursor of later scripts and some Central Asian scripts.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore