History India Timeline

History India Timeline
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The Vedas, the Hindu scripture written
Buddhism was founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama
The British Raj
Country divided into India and Pakistan
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    2500 BC Dravidian civilization  
         
    1500 BC Aryans invade India and conquered the Dravidians  
         
    1400 BC The Vedas, the Hindu scripture, was written  
         
    800 BC 800-600 BC The sacred scripture, the Upanishads written  
         
    518 BC Persians conquered Pakistan  
         
    500 BC Buddhism was founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama  
         
    500 BC Jainism was founded in India by Mahavira Jains  
         
    326 BC Alexander the Great moved into India  
         
    324 BC The Mauryan Empire was established by Chandragupta Maurya including Afghanistan and parts of central Asia  
         
    272 BC Ashoka, the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, becomes the emperor of India  
         
    185 BC The Maurya Empire ended  
         
    50 AD The Kushans established an empire in northern India  
         
    320 The Gupta Indian dynasty reunited northern India initiating the "golden Age" of India  
         
    700s Muslim armies from Arabia invade India  
         
    1206 Qutb ub-din Aybak establishes the Delhi Sultanate  
         
    1398 Timur conquered India resulting in the decline of the Delhi Sultanate  
         
    1498 Vasco da Gama becomes the first European explorer to reach India  
         
    1500's Christianity was introduced to India by the Europeans and in the early 1500s Sikhism was founded by Nana  
         
    1526 Babur established the Mughal Empire  
         
    1600 Queen Elizabeth I granted a charter to the East India Company established trading posts in Bombay, Calcutta, and Madras  
         
    1628 Shah Jahan, the ruler of the Mughal Empire, builds the Taj Mahal  
         
    1658 The Strict Muslim, Aurangzeb, ruled India and tried to force Hindus to convert to Islam  
         
    1757 The Battle of Plassey: Robert Clive, an agent of the East India Company, leads forces which defeated the Mughal governor of Bengal  
         
    1774 Warren Hastings appointed the first governor general of India by the East India Company  
         
    1857 The Sepoy Rebellion  
         
    1858 The British government ruled India via an Indian Viceroy- called the British Raj  
         
    1876 Queen Victoria was given the title Empress of India by the British Parliament  
         
    1885 Burma became an Indian province
The Indian National Congress was formed
 
         
    1905 The British government divided Bengal into separate Hindu and Muslim sections  
         
    1914 1914 - 1918 World War 1  
         
    1919 13 April:  The Amritsar Massacre  
         
    1920 Mohandas Gandhi became the leader of the Indian independence movement and the Indian National Congress  
         
    1935 The Government of India Act and the creation of a new constitution  
         
    1939 3 September:  The United Kingdom declared war on Germany and World War 2 began  
         
    1940 Muhammad Ali Jinnah demanded that a new country be formed from India for the Muslims, which would be called Pakistan  
         
    1945 August: World War II ended when United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki  
         
    1946 The British government agreed to grant India independence  
         
    1946 16 August: Indian Muslims held nation-wide demonstrations calling for the establishment of Pakistan  
         
    1947 British and Indian leaders agreed to divide the country into India and Pakistan
15 August 1947 India became independent
 
         
    1948 30 January: Gandhi was assassinated  
         
    1950 26 January:  A new Indian Constitution was ratified and Jawaharlal Nehru became the Indian first prime minister  
         
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