Search
  • List of Rock Edicts (Minor & Major) and Pillar Edicts

    Rock Edicts were basically decoding of practical instructions in running kingdom such as the irrigation systems design and descriptions of Monarchs beliefs in peaceful moral behaviour. These edicts were deciphered by the British archaeologist and historian James Prinsep.

    Aug 11, 2016
  • Do you know the History of Tea

    History of tea drinking dates back to 750 BC. In India generally tea is grown in North-Eastern part and the Nilgiri Hills. Tea is also known by the name of Chai and everywhere in India it is famous, you will see it in various tea stalls and railway platforms etc and is easily available. Today India is the largest producer of tea in the world.

    Aug 10, 2016
  • Summary of Ancient Indian Dynasties and their contributions

    India has had a very extensive history which has witnessed the rise and fall of various dynasties. Here is the “Summary of Ancient Indian Dynasties and their contributions” which is very important for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, and Railways etc.

    Aug 9, 2016
  • How pre-Aryan symbol ‘Swastika’ is older than 11000 years?

    Swastika is a sacred symbol in Hinduism, Buddhism & Jainism and a symbol of ancient religion which is in the form of equilateral cross having four legs bent at 90 degrees. The name Swastika is derived from the Sanskrit word swastika which means “lucky or auspicious object”.

    Jul 15, 2016
  • Maurya Empire: A Detailed Summary

    Chandragupta Maurya was the founder of the Maurya Dynasty. Here is the summary of the Maurya Empire which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

    Jun 30, 2016
  • Post Gupta Dynasties in Indian Peninsula

    During the end of 5th century A.D. the Gupta Empire began to disintegrate. Along with this breakdown Imperial Guptas, Magadha and its capital Patliputra also lost their importance. Therefore, Post Gupta Period was very turbulent in nature. Five major powers immersed in north India after the fall of the Guptas. These powers were: The Hunas, The Maukharis, The Maitrakas, The Pushyabhutis, The Gaudas.

    Jul 22, 2015
  • Material and Social Life of Aryans in India

    Original Home of the Aryans It is generally believed that they were not the original inhabitants of India. Some historians say that the original home of Aryans was Central Asia. Others are of the opinion that their original home was in southern Russia (near the Caspian sea) or in the south-east Europe (in Austria and Hungary). The Aryans who had migrated to India are known as the 'Indo-Aryans'.

    Jul 22, 2015
  • Later Vedic Age (1000-600 B.C.)

    During the Later Vedic Age the Aryans thoroughly subdued the fertile plains watered by Yamuna, Ganges and Sadanira. They crossed the Vindhyas and settled in the Deccan, to the north of Godavari. During the Later Vedic Age popular assemblies lost much of their importance and royal power increased at their cost. In other words, chiefdom gave way to kingdom. Formation of large kingdoms made the king more powerful.

    Jul 22, 2015
  • Economic and Social life of Aryans

    After the decline of the Indus Valley Civilization, another glorious civilization flourished in India. The people who were responsible for the evolution of this civilization called themselves Aryas or Aryarns. Arya’ literally means the man of ‘noble character’, and the “free-born”. They belonged to the group of people known as Indo-Europeans. They entered into India from the north-west.

    Jul 21, 2015
  • Economic and Social Life in “Later Vedic Period”

    The period that followed Rig Vedic Age is known as Later Vedic Age. This age witnessed the composition of three later Veda Samhitas namely, the Samveda Samhita, the Yajurveda Samhita, the Atharvaveda Samhita as well as Brahmanas and the Upanishads of all the four Vedas and later on the two great epics—the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

    Jul 21, 2015
  • Advent of Aryans

    People speaking Indo Aryan language came through North-western Mountains and got settled in the North West in Punjab and later in Gangatic plains. These were called as Aryans or Indo Aryans. They spoke Indo Iranian, Indo European or Sanskrit. Origin of Aryans is not clearly known, different scholars have different views on this point. It is said that Aryans lived in East of Alps (Eurasia), Central Asia, Arctic region, Germany, and Southern Russia.

    Jul 21, 2015
  • Advent of Aryans in India

    People speaking Indo Aryan language came through North-western Mountains and got settled in the North West in Punjab and later in Gangatic plains called as Aryans or Indo Aryans. They spoke Indo Iranian, Indo European or Sanskrit. It is said that Aryans lived in East of Alps (Eurasia), Central Asia, Arctic region, Germany, and Southern Russia. Aryans settled in India in Early Vedic Period. This is referred as Saptasindhu or the land of seven rivers; Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Beas, Sutlej, Indus and Saraswati.

    Jul 21, 2015
  • Tripartite Struggle for Kannauj

    During the 8th century AD, a struggle for control over the Kannauj took place among three major empires of India namely the Palas, the Pratiharas and the Rastrakutas. The Palas ruled the eastern parts of India while the Pratiharas controlled the western India (Avanti-Jalaor region). The Rastrakutas ruled over the Deccan region of India. The struggle for control over Kannuj among these three dynasties is known as the tripartite struggle in Indian history.

    Jul 21, 2015
  • Mauryan Empire: Its Decline and Significance

    Mauryan Empire began to decline after the death of Ashoka in 232 BC. The last king was Brihadratha was assassinated in 185 BC-183 BC by his general Pushyamitra Shunga who was a Brahmin. The decline of the Maurya Dynasty was rather rapid after the death of Ashoka/Asoka. One obvious reason for it was the succession of weak kings.

    Jul 21, 2015
  • Impact of Central Asian Contacts (During Shaka-Kushan age)

    Shaka and Kushan period saw the use of better cavalry. The use of reins and saddles were introduced by Shakas and Kushans. Besides, Shakas and Kushans introduced tunic, turban and trousers and heavy long coat. Cap, helmet and boots were also introduced during this phase which facilitated the victories in war. Central area was opened to trade with routes through sea and valleys. One of these routes becomes famous as the old silk route.

    Jul 21, 2015