600 C.E - 1450 C.E


King Shashanka ruler of Bengal

600 C.E - 625 C.E

King Shashanka ruled from 590 C.E - 625 C.E created the first separate political entity in Bengal called the Guada Kingdom. His capital was Karnasubarna in present day West Bengal. He is credited with the creation of the Bengali calendar because it was created during the beginning of his reign.

Khadga Dynasty

625 C.E - Approx. 705 C.E

The Khadga dynasty was a Buddhist power during the Late Vedic which originated in the region of Bengal. The dynasty ruled the areas of Vanga and Samatata from the 7th to 8th Century.

Urban civlization

700 C.E

Urban civilization emerges in Mahasthangarh

Pala Empire

750 C.E - 1174 C.E
  • The Pala Empire emerged in 750 C.E
  • Common language was Sanskrit
  • People practiced Buddhism
  • Government followed that of a Monarchy
  • Gopala was elected ruler of the empire
  • Had a popularly known military that included cavalry elephants


Approx. 750 C.E - Approx. 783 C.E
  • Ruler of Pala Empire
  • Encouraged Buddhism among his people
  • Many historians are not sure on an exact time he finished ruling
  • His kingdom included most of the Bengal region

Buddhist Monastic Complex

800 C.E - 900 C.E

The Buddhist mosastic complex is built by the people of the Pala Dynasty.

Bengal's independence from Delhite

1338 C.E - Approx. 1576 C.E

Bengal gained their independence form Delhite and repelles two attempts at then trying to regain Bengal, but failed both times. In 1572 began their last years of freedom because the Mughal Empire inaded and gained control of the Bengal Empire

Bengali expedition in Nepal

1349 C.E - 1350 C.E
  • Was considered a victory for Bangladesh because the left Nepal with a lot of stolen treasure and goods

First Delhite inavsion of Bengal

1353 C.E - 1354 C.E

Delhite's failed attempted to invade and regain Bangladesh.

Second Delhite invasion of Bengal

1358 C.E - 1360 C.E

Delhite's second attempt to regain control if Bengal fails.