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The African Presence in India __ Read evidence that Africans strongly influenced civilization in early India - photos - From Runoko Rashidi, African Historian and Lecturer -


Ancient India __ You will find  collection of several hundred photographs of the more important sites and monuments. - illustrated - From -


Ancient India,Facts About Ancient India,Ancient India Civilization __ "India has a civilisation as ancient as most ancient civilizations across the world."  Several click to read articles ranging from ancient government to food. - From -


Ancient India - History for Kids __ A good introduction to ancient India with many click-to-read articles and resources. - From -


Ancient India - Indus Valley Civilization __ Many click-to-read articles ranging from architecture to philosophy. - illustrated - From -


Ancient India - Learn about India's ancient History __ You will find essays, ancient India pictures - links & resources - From -


Ancient India-Mauryan Empire __ Video about the Mauryan Empire. - video -


Ancient India Timeline __ Annotated timeline for ancient India. - From -


Ancient Indian culture and social theory __ "Ancient indian culture and social theory from the indus river valley civilization to more recent developments. Information on the role of women, the nature of caste, and the asrama system of social organization." - From -  



Deccan and South Indian Kingdoms __ "During the Kushana Dynasty, an indigenous power, the Satavahana Kingdom (first century B.C.-third century A.D.), rose in the Deccan in southern India. The Satavahana, or Andhra, Kingdom was considerably influenced by the Mauryan political model, although power was decentralized in the hands of local chieftains,..." Learn more in this brief overview of the time. - From -

Economics of the Indus Valley Civilization __ About trade, agriculture, and industry in the ancient Indus Valley. - illustrated - By Dr. Carolyn Brown -


Harappan Civilization Indian History __ A brief general overview of Harappan culture. This site leads to so much information about India, I will be subdividing some of the topics here. - From -

Hindutva and History __ Read about the Aryan controversy in ancient Indian history. This article explores the subject well in a fairly brief page. - illustrated - From Frontline -


History, India, Science, Technology - Technological... __ Explanations of ancient Indian technological discoveries and the reasons they evolved, medicine, fabric dyes, and iron that has not rusted in 1500 years. - From South Asian History Project -

History - The Indus Valley Civilisation __ Learn about the growth and development of Indus Valley civilizations. Various sections cover religion, society, and urban development. - illustrated -



In 324 BCE, Chandragupta, Ruler of the Mauryan... __ Emperor Ashoka Mauryan, India's most famous emperor, created a golden era in history. - illustrated - From UC Chico - 
India __ This is about Alexander the Great's venture into ancient India. "You will learn about the crossing of the Indus by the Macedonian army, the battle against Porus, the death of Buchephelus and the decision to turn for home." - illustrated - From Williams College -

Indian Mathematics Index __ Introduction to ancient Indian mathematics. All articles are click-to-view. - From University of St Andrews, Scotland -


Indus Valley - Ancient India __ "Around five thousand years ago, an important civilization developed on the Indus River floodplain. From about 2600 B.C. to 1700 B.C. a vast number of settlements were built on the banks of the Indus River and surrounding areas."  A good introduction to this ancient civilization. - illustrated - From -

King Ashoka: His Edicts and His Times __ "The British historian H.G. Wells has written: "Amidst the tens of thousands of names of monarchs that crowd the columns of history ... the name of Asoka shines, and shines almost alone, a star." - From Colorado State University & the Buddhist Publication Society -

Lost Civilization of the Mohenjo-Daroj, The __ By 2600 BC a civilization equal to Egypt existed in Indiaand by 2300 it was trading with Mesopotamia. In 1800 BC they were gone. -


The Mahabharat Chronology __ Learn about the ancient Indian calendar in this website which covers the myths upon which the calendar is based. - By Dr.K.N.S. Patnaik -

Manas: History and Politics, Indus Valley __ "The earliest traces of civilization in the Indian subcontinent are to be found in places along, or close, to the Indus river. Excavations first conducted in 1921-22, in the ancient cities of Harappa and Mohenjodaro, both now in Pakistan, pointed to a highly complex civilization that first developed some 4,500-5,000 years ago, and subsequent archaeological and historical research has now furnished us with a more detailed picture of the Indus Valley Civilization and its inhabitants." - From UCLA -

Marriages in Ancient India __ There are eight types of marriage documented for ancient India. You can read about them here. You may also link to a lot of additional information about India. - From Hindunet -

Mauryan Empire __ "The capital was a city of magnificent palaces, temples, a university, a library, gardens, and parks, as reported by Megasthenes, the third-century B.C. Greek historian and ambassador to the Mauryan court." Learn more about this time in ancient India in this brief overview. This site leads to so much information about India, I will be subdividing some of the topics here. - From - - Ancient India __ This site shares daily life in three major time periods of ancient India history. - From -



Outline of ancient India __ An outline of ancient Indian history with each topic being a live link to the appropriate article within Wikipedia. - From Wikipedia -


A timeline of ancient India __ Annotated timeline beginning 5000 BCE. - From - 

Urban Character of the Indus Valley Civilization __ "Around 2600 B.C. the various regional cultures were united in what is called the Indus Valley Civilization. It is also commonly referred to as the Harappan culture after the town of Harappa..." Here is a good overview page from Around India in 90 Slides -


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