South Asia Team Rebecca G.


Indus Valley Civilization

3000 b.c.e - 1500 b.c.e Mohenjo-Daro. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., 2 July 2011. Web. 3 Nov. 2015.
Period when the Indus Valley civilization, one of the world's oldest, arose and flourished.

"Timeline." DART. DART, n.d. Web. 26 Oct. 2015.

Aryan migrations

2000 b.c.e - 1400 b.c.e.

The so-called Aryan migrations occur—that is, migrations into the Indian subcontinent of people speaking an Indo-European language.

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- First book of Vedas is written

1500 B.C.E. - 1200 B.C.E.

The Rig Veda is also known as the first book of Vedas.

Brahmans Emerge

800 bce - 600 bce

Saperaud~commonswiki. Impact of a Drop of Water in Water, a Common Analogy for Brahman and the Ātman. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., 11 Aug. 2005. Web.

The Brahmans, a priestly caste, begin to emerge.

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Hindu law books and epics are composed, and the six orthodox systems of philosophy are develope

500 bce - 500 ce

Hindu law books (e.g., The Laws of Manu) and epics (e.g. , the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, of which the Bhagavad-Gita is a part) are composed, and the six orthodox systems of philosophy are developed.

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Gupta Empire

320 - 500 CE

Guptas dominate North India at the beginning of the classical period.

Invasion of Huns

455 - 528 CE

Huns and other Central Asian tribes invade and destroy Gupta Empire.

Arabs take Sind


Pallava dynasty dominates south, which leads to continuing conflict with Cholas, cheras, Pandyas

Delhi Sultanate

1206 - 1526

the period of the Delhi Sultanate, when political power became centralized under a series of Muslim rulers, most of whom were Turkish.

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Mughal Empire

1526 - 1858

The Mughal Empire unifies the North and South India under its rule. The Amalgam of Persian and Indian Culture created the courts and territories.

Queen Elizabeth 1 Grants Charter


Queen Elizabeth I grants a charter to the English East India Company for trade with the East Indies.
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Accession of Jahangir to the Mughal throne.


Accession of Jahangir to the Mughal throne.

East India Company Allowed To Trade


The East India Company obtains permission from Emperor Jahangir to trade in India.

British forces invade Afghanistan

1838 - 1842

"British forces invade, install King Shah Shujah. He is assassinated in 1842. British and Indian troops are massacred during retreat from Kabul" (Afghanistan profile- Timeline).

(شاه شجاع د افغانستان د لوی پاچا احمد شاه بابا لمسی او د تېمور شاه ځوی ؤ. Digital image. Shah Shujah Durrani- Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 1900s. Web. 3 Nov. 2015.)

- Thailand becomes constitutional monarchy


Thailand's changes from absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy.

- Japanese conquer

1942 - 1945

Japanese occupy Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines during WWII.

Philippines's Independence


Philippines get their independence.

Cambodia achieves independence from France


Malaysia is independent from British


They were granted independence.

Contemporary Artist Group


The Contemporary Artists Group is created in Thailand.

- Pakistan breaks off into two


1971: Pakistan’s war of the east and west resulting in Pakistan and Bangladesh

- Khmer Rouge takes charge


Khmer Rouge take Phnom Penh over and renames the country Kampuchea. This resulted in damage in people and of the ancient tribal arts.

- Vietnamese invade Phnom Penh

1978 - 1979

The Vietnamese goes and invades Phnom Penh and succeeded in driving Khmer Rouge out of power.