History-One Liners

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History-One Liners

 

The major events and respective timelines of India-

 

 

1-1500 to 1000 BCE- Early Vedic Period


 

2-1200 BCE- Rigveda Period


 

3-1000 BCE- Iron Age of India


 

4-700 BCE- Age of Upanishads


 

5-599 BCE- Birth of Mahavira (24th Tirthankar of Jainism)

Mahavira
Mahavira

 


6-558–491 BCE- Bimbisara (known as Srenika) founded Haryanka dynasty.


 

 

7-492–460 BCE- Period of Ajatshatru (son of Bimbisara)


 

8-350 BCE- Panini ( is a resident of Gandhara). He wrote Ashtadhyayi (Sanskrit Grammar book).


 

9-321 BCE- Chandragupta Maurya established Mauryan Empire in Magadha

Chandragupta Maurya
Chandragupta Maurya

10-300 BCE- Chola dynasty (in South India)


 

 

11-268–232 BCE- Period of the Great Ashoka (son of Bindusara)


 

12-260 BCE- Ashoka inscribed the Edicts of Ashoka (written in Brahmi script)

 The figure in the centre may represent Ashoka
The figure in the center may represent Ashoka


 

13-232 BCE- Ashoka died (Kunala, his son, succeeded)


 

14-184 BCE- Establishment of the Shunga dynasty by Pushyamitra Shunga


 

15-78 BCE- Beginning of Saka era


 

16-57 BCE- Beginning of Vikram Era


 

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