Indian History

Main

Height of Harappan Society

2800 BC - 1800 BC

Bronze Age

2500 BC

Port of Lothal Abanonned

1900 BC

Flourishing of Aryan Civilization

1500 BC - 500 BC

-Utilized early Sanskrit
- Started Caste System
- Originated Hindu

Introduction of Iron

1000 BC

Upanishads of Brahminism Written

750 BC

Mauryan Dynasty

325 BC - 185 BC

-1st Major indian empire
-Peaked under King Ashoka
-Promoted Buddhism

Gupta Empire

320 - 480

India's Greatest Poet: Kalidasa

380 - 450

White Huns Attempted Invasion

450

-Failed Attempt
-Lead to Gupta Empire Decline

Medieval Age

500 - 1400

-Development of regional cultures
-Walled Cities
-Local Institutions
-Caste System Applied
-Focus of life is marriage and family

First Indian Encounter with Islam

711

After pirating an Arab ship, Iraq send muslim forces to india

Turks from Central Asia move in to India

1000 - 1100

(Muslims)

Northwest India ruled by Muslim Turks

1030

The Delhi Sultanate

1206 - 1526
  • New line of Turkish rulers led by Muhammed of Ghur

Timur Armies take Delhi

1398

Delhi Conquered by Mughals

1526 - 1757

Akbar

1556 - 1605

-Ruler of Muhgal Dynasty
- At just 13 Years Old
-Unstoppable Armies
- Replaced Turkish with Persian as the official language of the Mughal Empire
-Advocated Religious Diversity
-Created an Administrative Bureaucracy around 4 co-equal ministers

Ghandi's Life

1869 - 1948

Indian Nationalism Emeregs

1880

Ghandi's Return to India

1893

South Africa agrees to indians demand with Ghandi

1914

Ghandi's 2nd Return to India

1915

Lucknow Pact

1916

Hindu Leaders and Muslim Leaders alliance for self-government of india

British Response to Lucknow Pact

1916

Dual Administration

Repressive Rowlatt Acts

1919

Launched National Campaign of Non-Violence against British

1920

Evidence of Broze Age Found

1921

Violence used, Ghandi Arrested

1922

22 people killed

Ghandi released from jail

1924

Independence demanded, Ghandi organizes Massive resistance on salt

1929

British Arrest Ghandi for salt prodution

1930

Released from jail 2nd time

1931

Government of India Act

1935

gave indians a voice

Partition of Pakistan

1947

Amendment to Indian Constitution

1976

To make India more secular,
but repealed later

Mosque Destruction Turns Violent

1992

Hindus attack Muslim Groups