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A Trip Through the Past



Indian civilization is more than 4,500 years old. It traces advances in science, math, and astronomy, spans many empires and conquests, and intersects with the history of nations around the world.

Learn about the different eras in Indian history using the time-path below. Just click on an image or date to find out more about key events that took place in India.







Image copyright Harappa.com 1996 Ancient Civilizations: 2500 BCE to 1000 CE
Image copyright http://www.kamat.com Muslim Invasions and the Mughals: 1100 CE to 1700 CE
Colonial Rule: 1700 CE to 1947 CE
The Independence Movement: 1857 CE to 1947 CE
Independence: 1947 CE to the present