Key events on how India was changed by contacts and conflicts

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Settlements began in the Indus Valley

3100 bc - 3099 bc

Collapse of the Indus Valley Civilisation

1750 bc - 1749 bc

The beginning of the Mauryan Empire

322 bc - 321 bc

Ashoka extends the rule of the Mauryan Empire

272 bc - 271 bc

Buddhism spreads widely around the empire and beyond

272 bc - 271 bc

Ashoka lead campaign against people of Kalinga

265 bc - 264 bc

Gupta Dynasty extends to include the plain of the Ganges

320 ad - 321 ad