100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (with Practice Quiz)

Protest Against Rowlatt Act: The act officially known as the Anarchical and Revolutionary Crimes Act, 1919 was passed in 1919 by the Imperial Legislative Council. It had authorized the British…

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Vakataka Dynasty

The Vakataka dynasty ruled parts of South-Central India (Deccan) from 250 AD to 500 AD. They were the most important successors of the Satavahanas in the Deccan and contemporaneous with the Guptas in northern India. The…

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Gupta Empire: Art, Architecture, Literature & Science

After the disintegration of Maurya Empire, the Satavahans and the Kushans acted as stabilizing factor in Deccan and in North India respectively (till 3 century AD). On the ruins of…

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Satavahana Empire

On the ruins of Mauryan Empire, Satavahana Dynasty was built in 1 century BC by Simuka who destroyed the Shunga power and established peace in the Deccan region. They have…

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Shunga Dynasty

After the death of Ashoka, the empire started disintegrating, and finally the last king Brihadratha was killed by a Brahamana viceroy at Ujjain Pushyamitra Shunga in 185 BC and reigned…

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Mauryan Polity and Economy

Chandragupta Maurya with the help of Chanakya took advantage of the growing weakness and unpopularity of Nandas to overthrew last ruler of Nanda Dynasty- Dhananand in 322 BC to establish…

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Rise of Magadh Empire

From the 6 century BC, the material advantages paved the way for the establishment of territorial kingdoms after Vedic period. ‘Jana’ or tribe was now given lesser importance as people…

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Jainism and Buddhism

Jainism and Buddhism are two ancient Indian religions that developed in Magadha Kingdom and continue to thrive in the modern times. Mahavira and Gautama Buddha are generally accepted as contemporaries (5th century BCE). Jainism and Buddhism share many features, terminology and…

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Vedic Civilization

Vedic Civilization started with the arrival of Aryans into the Indian Sub-continent and settled in the Indus region (known as land of seven rivers ‘Saptasindhu’) around 1500 BC from Central…

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Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization was the first major civilization in South Asia, which spread across a vast area of land in present day India and Pakistan (around 12 lakh sq.km). The time period…

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