Sunday, November 4, 2012

A brief history of the Indian subcontinent BC

     3300 BC - 1700 BC      Indus Valley Civilization.
     1700 BC - 1300 BC      Late Harappan Culture.
     1500 BC - 500 BC       Vedic Civilization..
     1200 BC - 316 BC       Kuru dynasty.
               1000 BC      Aryans expand into the Ganga valley.
               900 BC       Mahabharata War.
               800 BC       Aryans expand into Bengal. Beginning of the Epic Age:
                            Mahabharata composed. First version of Ramayana.
      700 BC - 321 BC       Maha Janapadas
      684 BC - 321 BC       Madadha Empire
               550 BC       Composition of the Upanishads
               544 BC       Buddha's Nirvana
               327 BC       Alexander's Invasion
               325 BC       Alexander marches ahead till Multan
               324 BC       Chandragupta Maurya defeats Seleacus Nicator
               322 BC       Rise of the Mauryas: Chandragupta establishes first Indian
                            Empire
      321 BC - 180 BC       Mauryan Empire
               298 BC       Bindusara Coronated
               272 BC       Ashoka begins regin
               180 BC       Fall of the Mauryas. Rise of the Sungas by 
Pushyamatra Sunga

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