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History of India


Ancient History of India

The ancient history started up with the Vedic and the prehistoric era which then saw the Mauryan and then the Golden and Classical age as the final stage to segregate. The Stone Age and the Bronze Age were the part of the early history which was the stepping stone to the development of the medieval India. The Vedic and the Mahajanapadas was the time when the major up rise started up. The Vedic era has seen the famous Ramayana and the Mahabharata epic and it was only during this period that the republics of Vaishali existed.

Then came up the Mauryan and the Golden age which developed as the culture progressed further. The Mauryan age had seen the up rise of the Mauryans which were great and powerful political leaders of those times and the Ashoka the great and the Chandragupta flourished during this time. Arthashastra the famous book on economic s and administration was written by Chanakya.

The Golden age saw the rise of the intellectuals where lot of discoveries and research work started up. The famous mathematician of all times that sowed the seeds of inventions was Aryabhata. This era saw the mix of various cultures, the Kushan Empire that came up, and then there was the start of Roman trade with India and then the Gupta rule which flourished with lot of developments.

History of Medieval India

The medieval history started with the Classical age where the Gurjara Pratihara, the Pala and the Rashtrakuta Empire thrived. It was then that the Islam and the Mughals in India were at their peak positions with all the conquests and power they showed upon the other kings. The Mughal emperor come to the dominance and defeated Hemu in the second battle of Panipat. It was here that the very popular Taj Mahal was created that has got its name in the Seven Wonders of the World. Also the Delhi sultanate was at its extremes during this period of history.

History of Modern India

The start of the advancement in the history and culture of India came with the Colonial era which starts with the Vasco da Gama discovering the new route to India. This started up the trade and the transactions from Europe to India and visa versa. This is the time when the company rule in India started up which was given the go ahead by the Mughal emperor Jahangir. There was also the rebellion of 1857 that caused large number of the soldiers by British East India to rebel against the company rule that caused a lot of setback for the Bristish but they tried to suppress these and help those who helped them suppressed those who were against. There was now also start of the Zamindari system where the zamindars took hold of the land and property and worked according to their own rules.

The British Raj then came into being with Lord Curzon; the then viceroy took over the control and followed the policy of divide and rule. It was only after the new viceroy Gilbert Minto that the Indian were given the representations in the legislative council of India. The British Raj was followed by a number of famines killing millions of people in India.

Here was now the start of the India Independence Moment along with the great leadership of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who followed the non-violence and non-cooperation moment strategies to over throw the powerful British Raj out of India. There were also other people who followed the violent methods of independence and they had their own ways of tackling with the Britishers. There was then the independence gained in 1947 and there was also the partition of India into the India and Pakistan which led to huge mass movements and migrations to the different states.

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