South Asia Team Shane

Events

Mesolithic Cultures

9000 B.C. - 3000 B.C.

Neolithic Cultures

8000 B.C. - 4500 B.C.

Bronze Age

2600 B.C. - 1300 B.C.

Indus River Civilization

Approx. 2300 BC - Approx. 1750 BC

Aryan Migration

Approx. 1749 BC - Approx. 1000 BC

Iron Age

Approx. 1300 B.C. - Approx. Present

Buddhism

Approx. 500 BC

Invasion of Alexander the Great

326 BC

Mauryan Empire

324 BC - 200 BC

Development/Diffusion of Sanskritic culture

250 BC

Invasions of North India

200 BC

Christianity Introduced to India

100 A.D.

Anglo-Nepalese War

1814 - 1816

British Forces Invade

1838 - 1842

King Shah Shuja assassinated in 1842.

First Anglo-Afghan War

1839 - 1842

Second Anglo-Afghan War

1878 - 1880

British gains control of Afghan foreign affairs.

Emir Amanullah Khan Declares Independence from British Forces

1919

Zahir Shah Becomes King

1933

Afghanistan remains a monarchy for the following four decades.

Bengal Famine

1943

Causes death of over 3 million people.

End of British Rule in India

1947

Pakistan gains independence with M.A. Jinnah as the nations governor & general

August 14, 1947

Gandhi Assassinated

1948

India and Pakistan go to war over who owns Kashmir

1948

Indian Constitution goes into effect

1950 - Current Day

India's First General Election

1952

General Mohammed Daud Becomes Prime Minister

1953

Turns to the Soviet Union for military and economic assistance.

Forced Resignation of Mohammed Duad

1963

Bangladesh Gains Independence from Pakistan

1971

Mohammed Daud Declares a Republic

1973

General Daud Overthrown and Killed

1978

People's Democratic Party takes control.

Soviet Troops Invade Afghanistan

1979

Soviet Troops Leave Afghanistan

1989

Najibullah's Government Falls

1992

A Civil War follows.

Taliban seizes control of Kabul, Afghani Capital

1996

US Launches Missiles at Suspected Osama Bin Laden Base

1998

Accused of bombing US embassies is Africa.

1/3 of State Legislation and Parliament Seats Reserved for Women

1999

Taliban Loses Control of Kabul

2001

US-Led Bombing of Afghanistan

October 2001

Follows the 9/11 attack

Afghan Groups Agree To Deal In Bonn

December 2001

Former King Zahir Shah Returns

April 2002

Makes no claim to throne and dies five years later.

Nato Takes Control of Kabul Security

August 2003

Kabul's first ever operational commitment outside of Europe

Loya Jirga Adopts New Constitution

January 2004

Provides for a strong presidency

Hamid Karzai WIns Presidential Election

October 2004 - November 2004

Afghan Votes in First Parliamentary Elections for the First Time in 30 Years

September 2005

Opium Production Soars to a Record High

August 2007

UN Reports

Nepal Abolishes Monarchy

2008

Suicide Bomb Attack on India Embassy in Kebul

July 2008

Kills over 50 people

Powerful Earthquake Kills Over 80 People in the Northeast

October 2015