There are 2 significant sources of Ancient Indian history – Literary and Non-Literary sources. This article describes both the sources of Ancient Indian History in detail. Textual Sources Within Literary sources, there are 2 crucial kinds of literature– Religious Texts and Non-Religious or Secular Texts Spiritual Literature The earliest and reliable origins of ancient history
Non-Literary Sources There are numerous non-literary resources of early Indian history, the essential ones are– Inscriptions, Coins, Archaeology, and also the version of visiting international tourists. Let us check out each resource carefully. Engravings Inscriptions or Engravings are irreversible works inscribed on a tough surface area such as rock, metal or terracotta. The Examination of
Archaeology Archaeology aids us to research the material remains of the past times. Archaeology is really vital to examine prehistory i.e. the time frame prior to the development of writing. Unearthings have revealed the devices of very early people in India dating as back as 7 lakh years. The unearthed locations concerning the Harappan civilization
The largest empire in Ancient India was that of the Mauryas. However, beginning 200 BC there were many smaller kingdoms that took shape due to contact between Central Asia and India. Most of these dynasties ruled in north-western India, now part of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Let us look at these dynasties, their rulers, and significance.
In this series of posts, we focus on different dynasties in ancient and medieval History. We will know about their geographical spread, important rulers, their achievements and contributions. In this post, we focus on the Maurya Dynasty. Period of the Mauryas The reign of Maurya empire is said to be from 321 BC to 181
In the previous post, we saw the family tree of the Mauryan dynasty. In this post we will explore the reign of its three major rulers – Chandragupta, Bindusara and Ashoka. I have highlighted the important points that you should remember while preparing for Prelims as questions are likely to be asked on these aspects.
As you might be aware that chronology based and dynasty based questions are quite common in Prelims. The usual method of preparing these is to go through bulky books but given the fact that there are so many dynasties and chronologies to study, recollecting them in the proper order then becomes a problem. So I