Category: Ancient India
Indus Valley Civilization was a Bronze Age civilization in the northwestern regions of Indian subcontinent. Harappa & Mohenjo daro are two biggest cities.
In this note we listed foreign travelers in ancient India, like Megasthenes, Hiuen-Tsang, Fa-Hien with their books, visiting time in India, ruler of that time.
Chalukya Dynasty & Pallava Dynasty ruled over south India in early medieval time. There were 3 distinct but related Chalukya dynasties.
Pushyabhuti dynasty was the most important dynasty after Gupta Empire. Harshavardhan is known as the last great Hindu king of India, belongs to Pushyabhuti.
The Gupta dynasty was kept north India politically united for more than a century. Gupta dynasty period is called the Golden Age of India. Capital: Pataliputra
Kushan dynasty is considered to be one of the five branches of Yuezhi tribe. Kanishka was the greatest king Kushan dynasty. Kanishka started Shaka era in 78 AD.
Indo Greek and Shakas ruled over North-West India for about four centuries. Indo Greek ruler Menander & Shakas ruler Rudradaman were famous of that time.
Sunga dynasty & Satavahana dynasty replace Maurya empire in north & south India respectively. Gautamiputra Satakarni was greatest ruler of Satavahana dynasty
The period between the 3rd century B.C. to the end of 3rd century A.D. in Southern India is known as Sangam age. 1st Sangam is believed to be held at Madurai.
Maurya Empire was an Iron Age historical dynasty based in Magadha. Maurya Empire was founded by Chandragupta Maurya. The most famous ruler was Samrat Ashoka.
Indian invasion of Alexander began in 326 BC. After conquering the Persian Empire, the Macedonian king, launched a campaign into the Indian subcontinent.
Haryanka dynasty is believed to have been the second ruling dynasty of Magadha. Nanda dynasty ruled in northern India during the 4th century BC.
Mahajanapadas were a set of sixteen kingdoms that existed in ancient India. Magadha, Anga, Vatsa, Kosala, Kuru, Matsya, Gandhara, Avanti were famous.
Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma is an ancient Indian religion. Vardhaman Mahavira, 24th tirthankara, revived and reorganized Jainism.
Buddhism is an Indian religion that was founded by Siddhartha Gautama Buddha about 2500 years ago. Buddhism is the world's 4th largest religion.
The Vedic period or Vedic age, is the period in the ancient history of the northern Indian subcontinent between 1500 and 600 B.C. We can divide this period into early & later Vedic period
All the important events of Ancient India with the timeline are listed here. Chronological list dynasties of Ancient India from 6000 B.C to 800 A.D