Outline of ancient India

The Hindu Traditions: A Concise Introduction

Iron Age includingVedic period(c. 1750-600 BCE);

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The followingoutlineis provided as an overview of and topical guide to ancient India:

Science and technology in ancient India

Indo-Scythian Kingdom(200 BCE 400 CE)

For Michaels, the period between 500 BCE and 200 BCE is a time of Ascetic reformism,

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Science and technology in ancient India

Indo-Greek Kingdom(180 BCE 10 CE)

Bhirrana Culture (7570-6200 BCE)

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Smart distinguishes Brahmanism from the Vedic religion, connecting Brahmanism with the Upanishads.

Black and red ware culture(c. 1300 1000 BCE) (c. 1200 600 BCE)

Classical period (c. 200 BCE-1200 CE);

Ancient Indiais theIndian Subcontinentfrom pre-historic times to the start ofMedieval India, which is typically dated (when the term is still used) to the end of theGupta Empire.[1]Ancient Indiawas composed of modern-day India,PakistanAfghanistan(some portions),BangladeshNepalBhutanand evenBurma.

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An elaborate periodisation may be as follows:[2]

Second Urbanisation (c. 600-200 BCE);

Late-Classical period (c. 650-1200 CE);

Ancient Indian Social History: Some Interpretations

Identity and Religion: Foundations of Anti-Islamism in India

TimeMaps Civilization: Ancient India

Vedic civilization(c. 1500 500 BCE)

Kulke, Hermann; Rothermund, Dietmar (2004),

Chola Kingdom(c. 300 BCE 1279 CE)

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Modern period (British Raj and independence) (from c. 1850).

Mehrgarhculture (c. 7000 2500 BCE)

Godsdiensten van de wereld (The Worlds religions)

Northern Black Polished Ware(c. 700 200 BCE)

Maha-Megha-Vahana Empire(250s BCE 5th century CE)

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Indian pre-history includingIndus Valley Civilisation(until c. 1750 BCE);

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Indian Iron Age kingdoms(c. 700 300 BCE)

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Jainism and Buddhism. For Smart, the classical period lasts from 100 to 1000 CE, and coincides with the flowering of classical Hinduism and the flowering and deterioration of Mahayana-buddhism in India.

Ahar-Banas culture(c. 3000 – 1500 BCE)

Muesse discerns a longer period of change, namely between 800 BCE and 200 BCE, which he calls the Classical Period. According to Muesse, some of the fundamental concepts of Hinduism, namely karma, reincarnation and personal enlightenment and transformation, which did not exist in the Vedic religion, developed in this time.

Satavahana Empire(230 BCE 220 CE)

Different periods are designated as classical Hinduism:

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Kuninda Kingdom(3rd century BCE 4th century CE)

Scholars who have written about ancient India

Pre-Classical period (c. 200 BCE-320 CE);

Golden Age (Gupta Empire) (c. 320-650 CE);

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Scholars who have written about ancient India

Pandyan Kingdom(c. 600 BCE 1650 CE)

Further information:Timeline of Indian history

Science and technology in ancient India

Chera Kingdom(c. 300 BCE 1102 CE)

Indus valley civilization(c. 3300 1300 BCE)

whereas the period between 200 BCE and 1100 CE is the time of classical Hinduism, since there is a turning point between the Vedic religion and Hindu religions.

Smart calls the period between 1000 BCE and 100 CE pre-classical. It is the formative period for the Upanishads and Brahmanism

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