HISTORY

Main

PREHISTORY

10000 BC - 8000 BC

BEGINNING OF THE TIMELINE

MESOLITHIC MAN

8000 BC - 4000 BC

Mesolithic man. Used Bones as an improvement for tools.

NEOLITHIC MAN

4000 BC - 1800 BC

New Stone Age.

METAL AGE

1800 BC - 1000 BC

Use of Metals. Copper, Bronze, Iron.

INDUS VALLEY

Indus Valley Civilization.

INDUS VALLEY CIVILIZATION

2500 BC - 1800 BC

Harappan Civilization

Vedic Period

Vedic Period.

EARLY VEDIC AGE

1500 BC - 1000 BC

Indo European Nomads. Beginning of Migration.

LATER VEDIC PERIOD

1000 BC - 600 BC

Established in India... Building of cities.

Jainism

EARLY JAINISM

1600 BC - 850 BC

Jainism finds its links in early Indus Civilization. Not documented. But artifacts do point to its origin.

Parsvanatha (23rd Tirthankara)

850 BC

Mahavir Vardhama

540 BC - 468 BC

Buddhism

Gautam Buddha

563 BC - 487 BC

Enlightenment Buddha

527 BC

Kundalvana Council 4th Council

72 AD

Break up of Buddhism in Mahayana and Hinayan

Magadha Empire

Magadha Empire

600 BC - 400 BC

Bimbisara

542 BC - 493 BC

The first important ruler

Ajatashatru

493 BC - 461 BC

Killed his father, Bimbisara,

PERSIAN INVATION

PERSIAN INVATION

522 BC - 465 BC

MACEDONIAN INVASION

Alexander the Great

356 BC - 323 BC

MAURYAN EMPIRE

MAURYAN EMPIRE

321 BC - 180 BC

Chandragupta Maurya

320 BC - 300 BC

Founder of the Mauryan Empire.

Bindusara

296 BC - 273 BC

Ashoka the Great

269 BC - 232 BC

KUSHANS

KUSHAN

200 BC - 300 AD

Kadaphises

20 AD - 65 AD

Kadaphises II

65 AD - 75 AD

Saka Era

78 AD

Indian Calendar. Started by Kanishka

Kanishka

78 AD - 120 AD

GUPTA DYNASTY

Chandragupta I

320 AD - 335 AD

GUPTA DYNASTY

320 AD - 550 AD

Samudragupta

335 AD - 375 AD

Chandragupta II: Vikramaditya

375 AD - 413 AD

Fa Hien

399 AD - 411 AD

VARDHANAS

VARDHANAS

550 AD - 647 AD

Harshvardhana

606 AD - 646 AD

RAJPUTS

RAJPUTS

650 ad - 1200 AD

DECCAN

SHATHAVAHANAS

230 BC - 225 AD

PALLAVAS

330 AD - 796 AD

CHALUKYAS

535 AD - 1190 AD

PANDAYAS OF MADURAI

590 AD - 1323 AD

RASHTRAKUTAS

753 AD - 973 AD

CHOLAS

850 AD - 1310 AD