History of India and its civilization dates back to at least 6500 BC which perhaps makes the oldest surviving civilization in the world. India has been a meeting ground between the East and the West.
Indian history has been divided into Ancient period, Medieval Period and Modern period.
1.Timeline of India
This timeline shows India from Ancient period till date.
3. Map of India in Vedic Period:
The Vedic Period is distinguished by the Indo-Aryan culture which was associated with the texts of Vedas, sacred to Hindus, and that were orally composed in Vedic Sanskrit. The Vedic era in the subcontinent lasted from about 1500-500 BC, laying down the foundation of Hinduism and other cultures in India.
4. Route of Aryans to India
5. Caste system in India:
6. Archaeological evidence of Indian currency – (Ancient coins):
7. Ek aana (1 pence)
Historians use the information found on coins to counter check facts. It shows evidences of evolution of present Indian currency from the past.
8. Scripts of Ancient period-Harappan Civilization:
Manuscripts are an important source of information for historians. These are the documents written by hand on the dried bark of trees and dried palm leaves.
10. Religious literature:
Religious literature like the Vedas, the Ramayana and the Tripitakas provide a wealth of knowledge about India’s ancient past.
11. Gurukul – Education system in Ancient India:
12. Shishya – A disciple during ancient India:
13. Medieval India:
One of the seven wonders of the world – The Taj Mahal in Agra
14. Temples of India:
15. The Prime Minister’s of India (1947 – till date)