The Rise & Growth of Magadha Empire

Magadha Empire

The Magadha Empire was founded when the four Mahajanapadas – Magadha, Kosala, Vatsa, and Avanti – were engaged in a struggle for domination from the 6th century BC to the 4th century BC. Magadha has drawn the attention of historians for the last two hundred years because it had become the nucleus of the political … Read more

Write about the Mauryan period with reference to Ashoka.

Buddhist stupas

For a long time, till 1837, not much was known about Ashoka. In that year, James Prinsep deciphered a Brahmi inscription referring to a king called Devanampi. Piyadasi (Beloved of the Gods). Further, study of Mahavamsa made it clear that this epithet referred to Ashoka Maurya. Ashoka succeeded his father Bindusara upon his death in … Read more

Write a short account of Sangam literature.

sagam literature

The period between about the 3rd century BC and the 3rd century AD in South India (the area south of the Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers) is known as the Sangam period. It is named after the Sangam academies organized during that time, which flourished under the royal patronage of the Pandya kings of Madurai. Eminent … Read more

Discuss the contributions of Chandragupta II towards the greatness of the Gupta Empire. Is there any evidence to support the idea that Chandragupta II and the legendary Vikramaditya were the same person?

How did Chandragupta II contribute to the greatness of the Gupta Empire

Samudragupta left his vast empire to his successor, Chandragupta II (375-414 AD). Our knowledge of Chandragupta is derived from inscriptions such as the Mehrauli Iron Pillar, Udaygiri Mathura, Sanchi stone plate, and the account of India given by Fa-hien. Samudragupta had extended his frontier east and southward. His expansion westward halted at Eastern Malwa, and … Read more

Different theories regarding the original homeland of the Aryans

Aryans origin

The main strands of the Hindu Civilization are the gift of the Aryans’ minds. The most striking feature of Aryan culture is its stability and continuity, even to this day. It is therefore interesting to know whether the Aryans were indigenous peoples or if they came from outside of India. This leads to the problem … Read more

Who were Indo-Greeks? Discuss their Cultural contributions in the History of India, with special achievements of Menander?

Who were Indo-Greeks? Discuss their Cultural contributions in the History of India, with special achievements of Menander?

The Origins of the Indo-Greeks Bactria is the ancient name of the area lying to the south of the Oxus river and northwest of the Hindukush mountains, and corresponds to the northern part of modern Afghanistan. The Greeks of Bactria were originally satraps (subordinate rulers) of the Seleucid Empire of West Asia. In about the … Read more

Architecture of the Indus Valley Civilization

Architecture of the Indus Valley Civilization

Architecture is an important aspect that defines the mind of people, the art, and science of designing building structures. ‘Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness’ – Frank Gehry. This quote perfectly defines the architecture of the Indus Valley Civilization, which is well known for its unique style and lack … Read more

What are the main Characteristics of the Palaeolithic age (Old Stone Age)?

Palaeolithic Age

The Palaeolithic Age Way back before civilization took place, there was a continuous struggle for the human race to find its existence for living. It took 13.8 billion years of cosmic history for the first human beings to arise. Sapiens were thought to have evolved approximately 200,000 years ago in East Africa. Archaeologists have given … Read more

Features of Indus Valley Civilization

Indus valley civilization

Introduction to the Indus Valley Civilization The Indus Valley Civilizations (3300-1400 BCE), also known as the Harappan Civilizations, were one of the contemporaries of the civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and China. They were located on the flood plain of the River Indus, which covers parts of modern-day Pakistan and northwest India, including Sindh, Baluchistan, Afghanistan, … Read more