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List of Vedic Literature| Sacred Hindu Scriptures

Jul 18, 2017
The term Veda means “Knowledge”. Vedic literatures are most important sources of knowledge about Aryans and Vedic period. The literature had grown in the course of many centuries and was handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth which also called shruti.  Here is the list of Vedic literature which is very important for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, and Railways etc.

Janapadas and Mahajanapadas

Jul 12, 2017
The Janapadas were the major kingdoms of Vedic India. By the 6th century B.C. there were approximately 22 different Janapadas. With the development of iron in parts of UP and Bihar, the Janapadas became more powerful and turned into Mahajanapadas. There were sixteen such Mahajanapadas during 600 B.C. to 325 B.C. in Indian Sub-continent.

Sources of Mauryan History

Jul 6, 2017
The foundation of the Mauryan Empire opens a new era in the history of India. For the first time, the political unity was achieved in India. Moreover, the history writing has also become clear from this period due to accuracy in chronology and sources. Besides plenty of indigenous and foreign literary sources, a number of epigraphical records are also available to write the history of this period. Contemporary literature and Archaeological findings are crucial sources of information.

Summary on the Six Philosophical Systems or Shada Darsana of India

Jul 5, 2017
The rational investigation of questions about existence, knowledge and ethics is called Philosophy. In other word, it is a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school. Here, we are giving a detailed summary on the Six Philosophical System or Shada Darsan of Indian Philosophy.  

List of Famous Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India

Jun 23, 2017
Mathematics is a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement. The Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Mahāvīra, Bhaskara II, Madhava of Sangamagrama and Nilakantha Somayaji are classical Indian mathematician whose contribution made immortal. Here, we are giving the list of Indian mathematicians from Ancient to Modern India with their contribution.

Ancient Philosophies of India

Jun 21, 2017
Philosophy is a belief (or system of beliefs) that deal with the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics. There are six schools of philosophy developed in India with the beginning of the Christian era such as 1) Yoga, 2) Nyaya, 3) Mimamsa, 4) Vedanta, 5) Vaisheshikha and 6) Samkhya. The exact dates of formalizing the six systems are not known, as the studies were originally purely oral, since writing had not yet been created. However, estimates generally range from about 2,000-3,000 or more years ago. Some say the roots of these are as much as 5,000-10,000 years ago, or more.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Jun 15, 2017
The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and Meaning

May 10, 2017
The symbolic gestures (Mudras) through iconography of Buddha image to evoke particular ideas during Buddhist meditation or rituals. In Indian sculptural art, images are the symbolic representations of divinity whose origin and end is expressed through the religious and spiritual beliefs.

List of Ancient Janapadas and Mahajanapadas

Apr 18, 2017
The Janapadas and Mahajanapadas represent the state system of 600BC. The processes of emergence of Mahajanpadas were initiated by certain important economic changes and the consequent socio-political developments witnessed during the period. Here, we are giving the list of Ancient Janapadas and Mahajanapadas for better understanding of the ancient ruling style and monarchical condition.

10 Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World

Apr 3, 2017
India is the land World's first urban civilization and it witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, which are reflective of the rich culture and heritage of the Country. There are a lot of significant contributions that India has made to the world in the field of art, science, mathematics and so on. Here, we are giving 10 amazing Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World.

Summary on Jainism: Teaching of Mahavira | Spread of Jainism

Nov 23, 2016
Jainism made tremendous impact on the orthodox religious practices through heterodox sects. It advocated the interests of the people in a simple, short and intelligible way of salvation. Here, we are sharing the summary on Jainism along with the teaching of Mahavira and how it spread that will be very useful study material for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA and Railways.

Summary on Buddhism: Teaching of Buddha | Buddhist Council |Causes of Decline

Nov 23, 2016
Buddhism was atheistic in nature and accompanied by cosmic rise and fall. It never questioned on the existence of God but they believe that there is nothing like supernatural of different form man except in their greater happiness and power. Here, we are sharing summary of Buddhism that will help the aspirant to learn- what is Buddhism, teaching of Buddha, how it spread and its contribution on the Indian culture.

Summary of the Vedic Age: Polity | Society | Position of Women

Nov 18, 2016
Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, Atharvaveda, the Brahamanas, the Aranyakas, Upanishads and Vedangas are most important sources of knowledge about Aryans and Vedic period. Here, we are giving the “Summary of the Vedic Age: Polity | Society | Position of Women” which is very useful for the aspirants who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Summary on the Dynasties of Sangam Age

Nov 11, 2016
Sangam Age was started from 3rd century to 4th century BC and it is called Sangam because age was referred to the Sangam academies of poets and scholars. Here, we are sharing the summary on the Dynasties of Sangam Age which very useful study material for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA and Railways.

List of Rig Vedic Gods & Goddesses

Nov 11, 2016
The Vedic People personified the natural forces and looked upon them as living beings to which they gave human or animal attributes. Here, we are giving the list of Rig Vedic Gods & Goddesses which very useful study material for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA and Railways.

5 Scientists from Ancient India

Nov 3, 2016
You will be surprised to know that a lot of scientific knowledge was evolved in ancient India, so many years ago. During this period Science and Mathematics were highly developed and Ancient Indians had contributed immensely. Ayurveda is the indigenous system of medicine that was developed in Ancient Period. Even the science of Yoga was also developed as an allied science of Ayurveda. In this article we will see the contributions of some scientists of ancient India.

Summary on the Rise and Growth of Magadha Empire

Oct 19, 2016
The Magadha Empire came into existence when the four Mahajanpada- Magadha, Kosala, Vatsa and Avanti engaged in the struggle for the supremacy from the 6th Century BC to 4th Century BC. Ultimately, Magadha emerged as the most powerful and prosperous kingdom in the North India. Here, we are giving the summary on the Rise and Growth of Magadha Empire for the quick revision that helps the aspirants in the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of the Buddhist Councils| Venue, Patronage and Outcome

Oct 19, 2016
The Philosophy of Buddhism is to avoid the extremes of life, whether it is addiction to worldly pleasure of a life of painful asceticism and self-mortification. Here, we are giving the list of the Buddhist Councils as a quick revision capsule for examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of Era’s in the Indian History & Time Line of Ancient Indian History

Oct 17, 2016
History is the whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing. It also includes the contribution as well as the prehistoric settlements and societies in the Indian subcontinent. Here, we are giving the list of Era’s in the Indian History & Time Line of Ancient Indian History as a quick revision capsule which is very useful while preparing the examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

Summary on the Stone Age India

Oct 17, 2016
The Stone Age is defined as the age when the pre-historic man began to use stones for utilitarian purpose. It is divided into three part- Palaeolithic Age or Old Stone Age, Mesolithic Age or Middle Stone Age and Neolithic Age or New Stone Age. Here, we are giving the summary on the Stone Age India as a quick revision capsule for examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of Jain Trithankaras| Symbols and Disciple

Oct 17, 2016
Rishabha, who was the father of first Chakravarti King Bharata, founded the Jainism. All the trithakaras were belongs to Kshatriyas clan and Royal Family.  Jainism became major religion under 24th trithankar Vardhaman Mahavir. Here, we are giving the list of Jain Trithankaras as a quick revision capsule which is very useful while preparing the examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of the Upper, Middle & Lower Palaeolithic Sites in India

Oct 14, 2016
The Palaeolithic Age in India is divided into three phases - Upper, Middle & Lower. It was the first part of the Stone Age. During this period, man relied on hunting and had no knowledge of cultivation and house building. Here, we are giving the list of the Upper, Middle & Lower Palaeolithic Sites in India as quick revision capsule for examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of the Mesolithic and Neolithic Sites in India

Oct 14, 2016
The Mesolithic is characterised by microlithics or small pointed and shar stone tools whereas the Neolithic is characterised by the use of polished stone tools and the beginning of agriculture. Here, we are giving the list of the Mesolithic and Neolithic Sites in India in India as quick revision capsule for examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of the Titles adopted by Gupta Kings

Oct 7, 2016
The Gupta Dynasty came into power in 275 AD. Their origin is obscure. The first two kings of this dynasty- Srigupta and Gatotkacha were satisfied with the title of Maharaja. Here, we are sharing the name of titles adopted by the Gupta Kings as revision capsule in list-form which will be very helpful to those who are preparing for Government jobs.

List of the Important Republics during Sixth Century India

Oct 7, 2016
The Gupta Dynasty came into power in 275 AD. Their origin is obscure. The first two kings of this dynasty- Srigupta and Gatotkacha were satisfied with the title of Maharaja. Here, we are sharing the name of titles adopted by the Gupta Kings as revision capsule in list-form which will be very helpful to those who are preparing for Government jobs.

List of Taxes levied during Gupta Period

Oct 5, 2016
Ancient Indian made immense contributions in Science and Technology. Here, we are giving the summary of the important facts related to the Ancient Indian contribution in Science & Technology which will helps the aspirants in the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Important Facts of Ancient India: Science & Technology

Oct 5, 2016
Ancient Indian made immense contributions in Science and Technology. Here, we are giving the summary of the important facts related to the Ancient Indian contribution in Science & Technology which will helps the aspirants in the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

The Gupta Empire: A Detailed Summary

Oct 4, 2016
The Gupta Empire is referred to as the Golden Age of India because of the extensive inventions and discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic, mathematics, astronomy, religion and philosophy that illuminated the elements of Hindu Culture. Here is the summary of the Gupta Empire which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Summary of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappa Civilization)

Sep 27, 2016
Indus Valley Civilization is one of the four earliest civilizations (Mesopotamian or Sumerian Civilization, Egyptian Civilization and Chinese Civilization) of the world. Here, we are giving is the “Summary of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappa Civilization)” which will be very helpful for the aspirants who are preparing for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, and Railways etc.

List of Archaeological Finding & Evidences | Prehistoric & Indus Valley Civilisation

Sep 22, 2016
The Archaeological theory is based on the interpretation of evidences and findings during excavation for a better understanding of human cultures. Here, we are giving the list of Archaeological Finding & Evidences of the Prehistoric & Indus Valley Civilisation which is very useful for the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

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