Ancient India Timeline 7000 B.C.E. to 550 C.E.
Chronology of Ancient Indian History 6000 B.C.E. to 500 C.E.
7000 to 3300: Mehargarh Civilization
6000 to 2500: Indus Valley Civilization
1500 to 1000 : Aryan invasion, Early Vedic Aryan Civilization, Conflicts between Aryans and indigenous people
1000 to 500: Late Vedic Civilization, Composition of Upanishidic Literature, Conflicts between Shramans and Vedic Brahmins
1000 : Iron Age in India
877 to 777 : Life of Parshwanath, the leader of Shramans
642 : Foundation of Shishunag Dynasty
600: 16 Semi Democratic Republic Kingdoms emerge in Eastern Parts of Northern India
599 : Birth of Vardhaman Mahaveer
587-535 : Period of Shrenik Bimbisar, First Magadhan Emperor
563 : Birth of Gautam Buddha
527: Nirvan of Vardhaman Mahaveer
500 : End of Vedic Civilization
483 : Nirvan of Gautam Buddha
424 to 317 : Nand Dynasty at Magadh Empire
326 : Alexander attacks Western India
321 : Chandragupt Maurya rebels against Dhananand, the Magadhan Emperor
317 : End of Nand Dynasty, Foundation of Mauryan Dynasty by Chandragupt Maurya
317-298 : Reign of Chandragupt Maurya
305 : Chandragupt Maurya defeats Selucos Necoter, the General of Alexander the Great
303 : Megasthenes appointed as a Greek Ambassador in Magadh
298 : Chandragupt Maurya becomes a Jain monk and migrates to South India
298 to 274 : Reign of Bindusar, son of Chadragupt Maurya and Emperor of Magadh
274 to 232 : Reign of Emperor Ashok, son of Bindusar
262 to 261 : Emperor Ashok invades Kaling, War of Kaling
232 : Emperor Ashok dies
232 to 190 : Emperor Samprati, Grandson of Ashok rules from Ujjayini (Western and Southern Mauryan)
200: Foundation of Satvahan dynasty at Paithan
190 to 152 : Reign of Kaling Emperor Kharvel
184 : Pushyamitra Shung assassinates Magadhan Emperor Brihadrath
184 to 74 : Revival of Vedic civilization in Magadh, Manusmriti written
166: Coronation of Emperor Kharvel at Kaling
164 : Kharvel defeats Satvahan king Satkarni
158 : Kharvel defeats Pushyamitra Shung, Also defeats Greek invaders
85 : Scythians enter India
66 : Scythians enter Malwa region of India
61 to 57 : Scythians rule from Ujjayini
57 : Vikramaditya defeats Scythians, Beginning of Vikram Era
C.E./ Common Era/A.D.
10 : Foundation of Indo-Parthian Kingdom
68: Foundation of Kushan Empire
78 : Gautamiputra Satvahan becomes Satavahan Emperor, beginning of Shalivahan era calelnder
240 : Foundation of Gupt Dynsaty, Rules from Pataliputra, Magadh
320 : Chandragupt I becomes Gupt Emperor
335 : Samudragupt becomes Gupt Emperor
380 : Chandragupt II becomes Gupt Emperor
450 : Huns invade India
- Chronology of Ancient Indian Dynasties (I)
This is a chronology of important dynasties of ancient India. In part one, I have given timeline of dynasties from Gangatic plain and Northern India. The timeline covers 700 BC to 1200 AD period.
- Emperor Chandragupta Maurya and Jainism
Emperor Chadragupt Maurya was founder of Mauryan Dynasty. He came from a peacock tamer family, defeated mighty Magadhan Emperor Dhananand, ruled over a large part of South Asia and became a naked Jain ascetic in latter part of his life
- Emperor Ashok and Jainism
We all know that Mauryan Emperor Ashok got converted to Buddhism after the war of Kaling. But did you know that he was a Jain before becoming a Buddhist? A brief history.
- Vardhaman Mahaveer and His Life
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- The Religion of Mauryan Emperors
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