Chronology : Ancient India

Exact Match
  Indus Valley
  Mauryan Era
  Post Mauryan
  Kushana Era
  Golden Age
  Post Gupta

  Arab Invasion
  South India
  Prithviraj Era
  Delhi Sultunate
  Mughal Period
  Maratha Era
  British Period

  Subhash & INA

c. 2500The Harappan Culture.
c. 1500The Migration of the 'Aryans' to India.
c.  800The use of iron. The spread of Aryan culture.
c.  600The rise of Magadha
c.  519Cyrus, the Achaemenid emperor of Persia Conquers parts of north-western India.
493Accession of Ajatashatru, king of Magadha.
486Death of the Buddha.
c.  468Death of Mahavira, the founder of Jainism.
413Shishunaga Dynasty.
362 - 21Nanda Dynasty.
327 - 05Alexander of Macedon in India.
321Accession of Chandragupta, the founder of the Mauryan dynasty.
c.  315Visit of Megasthenes to India.
268 - 31Reign of Ashoka.
c.  250Third Buddhist Council held at Pataliputra.
185Decline of the Mauryas. Accession of a Shunga king in Magadha.
180 - 65Demetrius II, Indo-Greek king of the north-west.
155 - 30Menander, Indo-Greek king of the north-west.
128 - 10Rise of Satavahana power under Satakarni.
c.   80Maues, first Shaka king in western India.
c.   50Kharavela, king of Kalinga.
c.50 B.C. - A.D.100 Roman trade with south India.
c.  50Mission of St. Thomas to India.
c.  78Accession of Kanishka, Kushana king of the north-west.
150Rudradaman, the Shaka king ruling in western India.
86 - 114Gautamiputra ruling the Satavahana kingdom.
114 - 21Vasishthiputra  ruling the Satavahana kingdom.
319 - 20Accession of Chandra Gupta I, and establishment of the Gupta dynasty.
335Accession of Samudra Gupta.
375 - 415Chandra Gupta II.
405 - 11Visit of Fa - Hsien.
476Birth of Aryabhata, the astronomer.
505Birth of Varahamihira, the astronomer.
c. 500Hun control over north-western India.
606 - 47Harsha-vardhana, king of Kanauj.
630 - 44Hsuan Tsang in India.
600 - 30Establishment of Pallava power under Mahendra - varman I.
608 - 42Establishment of Chalukya power under Pulakeshin II
c. 620Defeat of Harsha by Pulakeshin II.
642Defeat of Pulakeshin II by Narasimha-varman the Pallava king.

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