Indus Valley Civilisation (BC 2700 – BC 1900)
The Indus Valley Civilization was discovered in the 1920s. This was established around 3300 BC. It started declining around 1900 BC and disappeared around 1400 BC.
Chalcolithic Period (4000 BC – 1,500 BC)
It is also known as the Copper Age and considered part of the Bronze Age.
Iron Age (BC 1500 – BC 200)
Vedic Period and Arrival of Aryans
Basic books of Hinduism, Vedas were composed in this period.
Rise of Jainism and Buddhism
Magadha empire– Bimbisara of Haryanka Kula
Sishunaga dynasty – Kalasoka (Kakavarnin)
Nanda empire – Mahapadma-Nanda, Dhana-Nanda
Persians – Greek arrival: Alexander 327 BC
Mauryan Empire (324-187 BC)
322–298 BCE- Chandragupta
298–272 BCE- Bindusara
268–232 BCE – Ashoka
Mauryan Kingdoms was succeeded by
Sunga (181-71 BC)
Indo-Greeks, Parthians (180BC-45AD)
Sangam Age (300 BC – 300 AD)
Gupta Empire (300AD – 800AD)
This was an ancient Indian empire
Samudra Gupta of the Gupta Empire is known as Indian Napoleon
Post-Gupta or Contemporary Gupta
The deterioration of Imperial Guptas, Magadha and its capital, Pataliputra
After the fall of the Gupta Empire, important centres of power arose:
Also, Rajputs, Senas and Chauhans succeeded later.