The Golden Era phase comprise of the emergence of the middle kingdoms of India that contributed to the development of India. The middle period was a period of noteworthy cultural advance. The Satavahanas, or known as the Andhras ruled in Southern and Central India beginning from approximately 230 BCE. Then, the Kushanas occupied north-western India in the mid of the 1st century CE, from Central Asia. The Western Satraps or the Saka rulers of western and central India ruled from 35-405 CE.
Numerous empires such as Early Cholas, Chera dynasty, Western Ganga Dynasty, the Pandyan Kingdom, Kadamba Dynasty, Pallavas and Chalukya dynasty were prevalent in southern part of the Indian peninsula.