History of Ancient India

Ancient Indian History, Stone Age, Indus Valley Civilization, vedic Era, Maurya Empire

January 30, 2012

Aditya (Vedic Period)

In the early Vedic times the Adityas were six, or more frequently seven, celestial deities, of whom Varuna was chief; consequently he was called the Aditya. Adityas were the

January 12, 2012

Satavahana Empire

Satavahana followed the Mauryas in Deccan of India. Satavahana dynasty ruled from Pune in Maharastra to Coastal Andhra Pradesh in the second century BC onwards. This dynasty was built

January 9, 2012

Gandhara School of Art

The Gandhara School of art had also developed in first century AD along with Mathura School during reign of Kushana emperor Kanishka. Both Shakas and Kushanas were patrons of

January 9, 2012

Mathura School of Art

During the first century AD, Gandhara and Mathura School of Art flourished mainly during reign of Kushana emperor Kanishka. Mathura School had developed indigenously. The main traditional centre of

January 9, 2012

Kanishka I

Kanishka-I was the most power ruler of the Kushana Empire and is known for his military prowess. His main capital was Purushpura (Peshawar) and regional capitals were Taxila (Pakistan)

January 9, 2012

Kushana Empire

As per the Chinese sources, the Kushanas (mentioned in Chinese texts as Guishuang) were one of the 5 tribes of Yueh-Chi or Yuezhi. Kushanas were also known as Tocharians. They were

January 9, 2012

Indo-Parthian Kingdom

Indo-parthian kingdom is also known as Gondopharid Dynasty. This dynasty ruled Afghanistan, Pakistan and northern India, during the 1st century AD. Parthians were some Iranian tribes and in this

January 9, 2012

Satrap System of Ancient Sakas in India

The pressure from the Parthians (Iranians) and later from Kushanas, the Shakas got divided into 5 branches with their different seats of power at different places in modern Pakistan,

January 9, 2012

Sakas Rulers of Ancient India

The indo-Greek rule in India was primarily destroyed by the Sakas. Sakas were the Scythians, which refer to ancient Iranian people of horse-riding nomadic pastoralists. In Sanskrit they are

January 9, 2012

Indo-Greek Rulers of Ancient India

We should know that during the last two centuries of BC era, Northwest and northern Indian subcontinent was ruled by more than 30 Hellenistic kings. The knowledge about these