Tag: History

The Maratha Empire (1674–1820)

The Maratha Empire (1674–1820)

| August 20, 2012 | Reply

The Maratha Empire The Maratha Empire (also transliterated Mahratta) or the Maratha Confederacy was an Indian imperial power that existed from 1674 to 1818. At its peak, the empire covered much of what would become India, encompassing a territory of over 2.8 million km².The Marathas are credited for the re-establishment of Hindu rule in India. […]

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The Mughal Empire

The Mughal Empire

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The Mughal Empire The Mughal Empire or Mogul (also Moghul) Empire in traditional English usage, was an imperial power in the Indian subcontinent from about 1526 to 1757 (though it lingered for another century). The Mughal emperors were Muslims and direct descendants of Genghis Khan through Chagatai Khan and Timur. At the height of their […]

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Indus Valley Civilization

Indus Valley Civilization

| August 19, 2012 | Reply

The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (3300–1300 BCE; mature period 2600–1900 BCE) located in the western region of South Asia, and spread over what are now Pakistan, northwest and western India, eastern Afghanistan, and southeastern Iran. Flourishing in the Indus River basin, the civilization extended east into the Ghaggar-Hakra River valley and the upper reachesGanges-Yamuna Doab;  it extended west to the Makran coast of Balochistan, north to northeastern Afghanistan and south to Daimabadin Maharashtra. […]

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History of India

History of India

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The history of India begins with evidence of human activity of Homo sapiens as long as 75,000 years ago, or with earlier hominids includingHomo erectus from about 500,000 years ago. The Indus Valley Civilization, which spread and flourished in the northwestern part of the Indian subcontinent from c. 3300 to 1300 BCE in present-day Pakistan and northwest India, was the first major civilization in […]

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