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India History Timeline: Early India



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Upto 3000 BC Pre-Harappan   Rock Paintings
Cave Life & Cave Art
  The Aryabhatiya Of Aryabhata: An Ancient Indian Work On Mathematics And Astronomy
The Aryabhatiya Of Aryabhata: An Ancient Indian Work On Mathematics And Astronomy
2999 BC - 2000 BC Indus Valley Civilization (harappan) B.C.2600 to B.C.1900

Indus cities such as Harappans, Mohenjo Daro and Dholavira used the same size bricks and standardized weights
Yoga was being practiced in India (3000 BC) Various sculptures, seals, pottery, gold jewelry and anatomically detailed figurines in terracotta, bronze and steatite have been found at the excavation sites. They were among the first to develop a system of uniform weights and measures. Egypt: Old, Middle & New Kingdoms - Pyramids
Rise of Babylon
1999 BC - 1000 BC Decline of Harappan Civilization B.C.1600- B.C.1200 Dravidian traditions are established in south
The Vedas are composed in sanskrit and transmitted orally. The Hero-stone Memorials Haunting The Buddha: Indian Popular Religions And The Formation Of Buddhism
Haunting The Buddha: Indian Popular Religions And The Formation Of Buddhism
999 BC - 1 BC Maha Janapadas (700 BC - 300 BC)
Magadha Empire (684 BC 26 BC)
Satavahana Empire
Ancient Tamil Kingdoms
Chandra Gupta Maurya (300 B.C.) and establishment of the Indian Empire
Emperor Ashoka (272 B.C) and spread of Buddhism


King Ashoka, the third monarch of the Indian Mauryan dynasty

The Great Alexander invades India (326 B.C.)


Alexandros III Philippou Makedonon (Alexander the Great, Alexander III of Macedon) (356-323 B.C.), King of Macedonia, was born in late July 356 BC in Pella, Macedonia / Credit: Louvre


Kalinga War (265 B.C.)
Ancient India is the birth place of chess (621), ludo, snakes and ladders and playing cards. Mahabharat is composed
Valmiki's Ramayan
Kalidas writing in Ujjain
Laws of Manu written
Kamasutra of Vatsyayana (150 B.C)
Ajanta Cave Frescoes
Sangam literature (Tamil) created between the years 200 BCE and 200 CE.
Buddhist canon of scripture was completed in Patna (250 BC) The first compendium on medicine and surgery was complied in ancient India. (800 B.C)
Modern Numbers and Zero invented by Aryabhata (150)
Panini standardizes the grammar and morphology of Sanskrit in the text Ashtadhyayi
Musical Notation and surgical Instruments invented
Trojan War
Death of Alexander (323)
Gautama Buddha (563 -483 B.C.)


Gautama Buddha - historical founder of Buddhism


Mahaveera (599 B.C.)
Ashoka dies (232 B.C.)
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India History Timeline : 2001 to Present

India History Timeline : AD 1 - 1400

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