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India History Timeline: AD 1 - 1400



Year Rulers War and Politics Entertainment Literature Art and Architecture Science and Technology World Historic Events / Personalities
AD 1 - 1000 Kushan Empire (60240)
Gupta Empire (240550)
Chalukya Empire (5431200)
Pala Empire (7501174)
Chola Empire (8481279)
 

The Natya Shastra was written by the sage Bharata Muni (400 BC - AD 200)

Kavyamimamsa written by Rajashekhara (AD 880 - AD 920)

Malavikaanimitra written by Kalidasa (AD 300 - AD 400)

Cilappatikaram in Tamil Literature

Thirukural by Thiruvalluvar (AD 100 - AD 300)
Adipurana and Vikramarjuna Vijaya are developed by Kannada Poet Pampa (AD 902 - 975)

Khajuraho Temples are built in 10th Century


The small village of Khajuraho, 550 kms from Delhi, was discovered in the year 1858 by a British officer of the Bengal engineers


The temples of Belur, Halebid are built.
The Love Temples of Khajuraho: A Memoir of Love, Lust, And Exotic Places
The Love Temples of Khajuraho: A Memoir of Love, Lust, And Exotic Places
Manufacture of glass and magnetic compass in China (500) Fa-Hien (400) and Hiuen-Tsiang (630) in India
Adi Shankaracharya Reformist Vedanta philospher (788-820)
1001 - 1100 Mahmud Ghazni invades Somnath temple (1026) Kathasaritsagara written by Somadeva First paper money printed in China. (1023)

Movable type printing by Bi Sheng in China (1045)
1101 - 1200 First Battle of Tarain (1191)
Second Battle of Tarain (1192)
Gita Govinda by Jayadeva Sun Temple at Konark, Orissa Magnetic compass invented(1182)

Clothing buttons invented.(1200)
Konark
Konark
1201 - 1300 Qutub-ud-Din Aibak founded an independent Islamic state in northern India (1206)
Khilji Dynasty (1300)
Penguin History Of Early India
Penguin History Of Early India
Qutub Minar(1232)


The tallest brick minaret in the world, and an important example of Indo-Islamic Architecture

Keshava Temple (1268)
Spinning Wheel invented in India (1280) English King John seals Magna Carta (1215)

Gun invented in China. (1250)

Mechanical clocks invented.(1280)
Marco Polo visits India (1288)
1301 - 1400 Rise of Vijaynagar in South India (1336)


Coins of the Vijaynagar Empire; Credit: RBI Museum

Floods throughout western Europe (1315)

Aztecs found Mexico City (1325)

Scales for weighing invented.(1366)

The first piano called the Spinet invented.(1400)
The New Cambridge History of India: Vijayanagara
The New Cambridge History of India: Vijayanagara
Year Rulers War and Politics Entertainment Literature Art and Architecture Science and Technology World Historic Events / Personalities


India History Timeline : Early India

India History Timeline : 1401 - 1500

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