The two main cities of this place were Harappa and Mojeno-daro. Destroyed by climate and non-Indu peoples.
Satavahana and Ikshvaku dynasties
2000 B.C.E - 300 A.D
Late Harappan and Vedic period/rise of Indo-Gangetic cultures
Approx. 1900 B.C.E - 800 B.C.E
-migration into northwest India of nomadic herding tribes from Iranian plateau
1750 BCE - 1000 BCE
Brahmanism is created
Approx. 900 BCE
Brahmanism is an early type of the Hindu faith. It includes the beliefs in reincarnation, the dharma, karma, and the caste system.
Rise of 16 mahajanapadas and other regional powers
800 BCE - 600 BCE
Buddhism ad Jainism are created
Alexander the Great Invades South Asia
Sanskritic Culture is developing
Major texts of Hindu tradition take shape: Mahabharata, Ramayana, codification of laws, grammar, science, arts; Gods Shiva, Vishnu major figures; Spread of Sanskritic culture to South India. (History of South Asia 9)
Invasions of North India
Invasions by Central Asian tribes: Bactrian Greeks; Sakas; Kushans. (History of South Asia 10)
The Kushan Dynasty
Approx. 78 BCE - Approx. 200 CE
The Kushans invaded North India and established a dynasty.
Gupta empire controls most of north
Approx. 300 AD - Approx. 500 AD
Guptas dominate North India
320 CE - 500 CE
Early large centralized kingdoms and empires
Approx. 322 AD - 500 AD
Invasion of the Huns
Approx. 455 CE - 528 CE
Let's get down to buisness... to defeat... The Huns! -Mulan
Rajput Dynasties (North India)
Approx. 650 CE - 1335 CE
Warlike clans appear in Rajasthan.
Raids of Muhmud of Ghanzi
997 - 1027
1192 CE - 1526 CE
Turko-Afghan chieftains establish sultanate at Delhi; dominate North India.
Rise of Hindu kingdom in South India
1336 - 1646
1336 - 1646
Rise of Hindu kingdom in South India; Independent of Muslim rulers until destruction of capital city in 1565.
Portugese traders arrive in India
1526 - 1858
Mughal empire unifies North and parts of South India under its rule; Amalgam of Persian and Indian culture created in its courts and territories.
European Trade in India Thrives
Establishment of trading outposts in India: Dutch (1609); English (1612); French (1674)
Battle of Plassey
Victory over Nawab of Bengal gives East India company control of Bengal and begins expansion of British power in India.
Political dominance of British introduces Western culture, language, methods of government, technology into urban administrative centers.
Partition of india and Pakistan
Independence from British rule and Partition of British India into modern countries of India and Pakistan (East and West).
Bangladesh is formed
War between East and West Pakistan results in separation of Pakistan into two states: Pakistan and Bangladesh.