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The Neolithic Age

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The Neolithic Age, which means New Stone Age, was the last and third part of the Stone Age. In India, it spanned from around 7,000 B.C. to 1,000 B.C. The Neolithic Age is mainly characterized by the development of settled agriculture and the use of tools and weapons made of polished stones. The major crops grown during this period were ragi, horse gram, cotton, rice, wheat, and barley. Pottery first appeared in this age.

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The Chalcolithic Culture

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With the end of the Neolithic Age, several cultures started using metal, mostly copper and low grade bronze. The culture based on the use of copper and stone was termed as Chalcolithic meaning stone-copper Phase. In India, it spanned around 2000 BC to 700 BC. This culture was mainly seen in Pre-Harappan phase, but at many places it extended to Post-Harappan phase too. The people were mostly rural and lived near hills and rivers. The Chalcolithic culture corresponds to the farming communities, namely Kayatha, Ahar or Banas, Malwa, and Jorwe.

List of Heterodox Schools of Indian Philosophy

Oct 17, 2018
The Indian Philosophy refers to the ancient philosophical traditions of Indian sub-continent which can be orthodox or heterodox. Every Indian School of Philosophy accepted the theory of karma and rebirth, and the ideal of moksha is conceived as liberation from the cycle of births and deaths. In this article, we are giving the list of Heterodox Schools of Indian Philosophy which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Missionaries Sent by Ashoka

Aug 31, 2018
Ashoka wanted to spread the concept of Dhamma. So, he sends missionaries to spread the concept of Dhamma to unite the various sects and sections of the society and to promote the ideas of peaceful coexistence and universal brotherhood. In this article, we are giving the list of Missionaries Sent by Ashoka, which is very useful for the preparation of competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know how India got her name as “Bharat”

Aug 14, 2018
India i.e. Bharat is the union of states and a fusion of various religions, cultures, customs, heritage etc. which makes it an intriguing nation embracing the diversity of this world. Since ancient times our nation has been termed as Bharat (Sanskrit original name). There are some stories of various historians which fascinate us and explain How India got the name Bharat.

List of Famous Dramatists of Theatre in Indian Classical Period

Jul 31, 2018
The Drama theatre in India is as old as the Indian culture which boasts its glorious association with illustrious Indian dramatists since its antiquity. The term Indian classical drama refers to the tradition of dramatic literature and performance in ancient India. During ancient India, there were great dramatists and their creation is magnum opus. In this article, we are giving the list of Famous Dramatists of Theatre in Indian Classical Period, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Famous Chaitya and Vihara of India

Jul 11, 2018
The Buddhist architecture is mainly consisting of Chaityas, Viahras, Stupa and Stambhas. The practice of making caves was started during the Mauryan period and reached its zenith during the 2nd century AD under the Satvahana rule. In this article, we are given the list of Famous Chaitya and Vihara of India, which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

A brief account on the Political Organisation in India during Vedic Period

May 30, 2018
The polity of the Early Vedic period was basically a tribal polity with the tribal chief in the centre which was transformed towards Monarchy in later Vedic period. Rig Vedic society was semi-nomadic tribal society with pastoral economy. In this article, we are given a brief account on the Political Organisation in India during Vedic Period which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Do you know the causes of decline of the Harappan Civilisation

May 29, 2018
The Harappan culture flourished about 1800 BC. Afterwards, the culture began to decline. Many mature Harappan sites in regions such Cholistan were abandoned by the 1800 BC. In this article, we are given the causes of decline of the Harappan Civilisation which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of Important Ratnis and Officials of Vedic Period

May 23, 2018
At the time early Vedic age, the fundamental unit of power lied within the realm of patriarchal family which was called as Kula. In the later Vedic age, the concept of state was emerges and the idea of Kingship evolved gradually from clan chieftainship. In this article, we are giving list of the important ratnis and officials of Vedic period who assisted the king as well as society.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and their Meaning

Apr 30, 2018
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 Archaeological Sites of Indus Valley Civilisation

Apr 17, 2018
Indus Valley Civilisation is one of the four earliest civilisations of the world. As per radio-carbon dating the civilisation can be dated around 2500-1750 BC. It is known for its systematic town planning which was based on grid system. Here is the list of archaeological sites of Indus Valley Civilisation which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

History of Ancient India Complete Study Material

Feb 5, 2018
General Knowledge Complete Study Material of “History of Ancient India” is the comprehensive collections of important topics which are divided into 9 important sections that will be helpful in the preparation of all types of Competitive exams, those who are pursuing their degree courses and also for school going students.

List of Drama written during Gupta Period and their Writers

Jan 4, 2018
There was a tremendous progress in religion, arts, literature, science and knowledge during the Gupta period. Therefore, many scholars and historian have considered the Gupta period as a period of the golden age. Here, we are giving the list of Drama written during Gupta Period and their Writers for the increase of the general knowledge of the readers.

Satrap System of Ancient Sakas in India

Dec 18, 2017
The Ancient Sakas in India had introduced Satrap system of government, along with the Parthians, which was quite similar to the Iranian Achaemenid and Seleucid. Here, we are giving ancient Indian Satrap System, which was the best example of monarchical decentralisation and crude form of modern-day provincial administration.

List of Ancient Astronomers and their contribution

Dec 15, 2017
The 4th and 6th century AD considered as 'Golden Age of India' because between these centuries, India had immense achievement in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, sculpting and painting. Here, we are giving the list of Ancient Astronomers and their contribution for enhancing the knowledge of the reading about the ancient glory of India.

Indo-Greek Kingdom | Hellenistic Kings and their Contributions

Dec 12, 2017
The Indo-Greek Kingdom or Greco-Indian Kingdom ruled over the northwest regions of the Indian Subcontinent (mainly modern Afghanistan and Pakistan, along with parts of north-western India) during the last two centuries BC. Indo-Greek rulers have been mentioned as 'Yavanas' in the Indian literature. The Kings of the Indo-Greek Kingdom, rulers and their contribution are given for the general awareness.

Satavahana Dynasty | List of Satavahanas Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Satavahanas dynasty played the most significant role in Indian history in the period between the fall of the Mauryas and the rise of the Gupta Empire. They were also called as the Andhras in Deccan and their capital was at Paithan or Pratishthan. The Andhras were ancient people and they are mentioned in the Aitareya Brahmana. Here, we are giving the list of Satavahanas Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Pallavas Dynasty | List of Pallavas Rulers of Kanchipuram and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Pallava Dynasty was one of the South Indian ruling dynasties which gained prominence after the eclipse of the Satavahanas dynasty, whom the Pallavas served as feudatories. They were patronage of architecture, the finest example being the Shore Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mahabalipuram. Here we are giving the list of Pallavas Rulers of Kanchipuram and their contributions for general awareness.

Pandya Dynasty | List of Pandya Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Pandya Kingdom was first mentioned by Megasthenese who said that their kingdom was famous for pearls. They occupied the region of the modern districts of Tirunelveli, Ramnad and Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Madurai was their capital, situated on the bank of river Vagai. Here, we are giving the list of Pandya Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.
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