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List of Ancient Janapadas and Mahajanapadas

Apr 18, 2017

The Janapadas and Mahajanapadas represent the state system of 600BC. The processes of emergence of Mahajanpadas were initiated by certain important economic changes and the consequent socio-political developments witnessed during the period. Here, we are giving the list of Ancient Janapadas and Mahajanapadas for better understanding of the ancient ruling style and monarchical condition.

10 Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World

Apr 3, 2017

India is the land World's first urban civilization and it witnessing the fusion of several customs and traditions, which are reflective of the rich culture and heritage of the Country. There are a lot of significant contributions that India has made to the world in the field of art, science, mathematics and so on. Here, we are giving 10 amazing Ancient Discoveries and Inventions that has changed the Modern World.

Buddhist Mudras, Hand Gestures and Meaning

Feb 8, 2017

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.

Summary on Buddhism: Teaching of Buddha | Buddhist Council |Causes of Decline

Nov 23, 2016

Buddhism was atheistic in nature and accompanied by cosmic rise and fall. It never questioned on the existence of God but they believe that there is nothing like supernatural of different form man except in their greater happiness and power. Here, we are sharing summary of Buddhism that will help the aspirant to learn- what is Buddhism, teaching of Buddha, how it spread and its contribution on the Indian culture.

Summary on Jainism: Teaching of Mahavira | Spread of Jainism

Nov 23, 2016

Jainism made tremendous impact on the orthodox religious practices through heterodox sects. It advocated the interests of the people in a simple, short and intelligible way of salvation. Here, we are sharing the summary on Jainism along with the teaching of Mahavira and how it spread that will be very useful study material for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA and Railways.

Summary of the Vedic Age: Polity | Society | Position of Women

Nov 18, 2016

Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, Atharvaveda, the Brahamanas, the Aranyakas, Upanishads and Vedangas are most important sources of knowledge about Aryans and Vedic period. Here, we are giving the “Summary of the Vedic Age: Polity | Society | Position of Women” which is very useful for the aspirants who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Summary on the Dynasties of Sangam Age

Nov 11, 2016

Sangam Age was started from 3rd century to 4th century BC and it is called Sangam because age was referred to the Sangam academies of poets and scholars. Here, we are sharing the summary on the Dynasties of Sangam Age which very useful study material for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA and Railways.

List of Rig Vedic Gods & Goddesses

Nov 11, 2016

The Vedic People personified the natural forces and looked upon them as living beings to which they gave human or animal attributes. Here, we are giving the list of Rig Vedic Gods & Goddesses which very useful study material for the students who are preparing for the competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, State Services, CDS, NDA and Railways.

5 Scientists from Ancient India

Nov 3, 2016

You will be surprised to know that a lot of scientific knowledge was evolved in ancient India, so many years ago. During this period Science and Mathematics were highly developed and Ancient Indians had contributed immensely. Ayurveda is the indigenous system of medicine that was developed in Ancient Period. Even the science of Yoga was also developed as an allied science of Ayurveda. In this article we will see the contributions of some scientists of ancient India.

Summary on the Rise and Growth of Magadha Empire

Oct 19, 2016

The Magadha Empire came into existence when the four Mahajanpada- Magadha, Kosala, Vatsa and Avanti engaged in the struggle for the supremacy from the 6th Century BC to 4th Century BC. Ultimately, Magadha emerged as the most powerful and prosperous kingdom in the North India. Here, we are giving the summary on the Rise and Growth of Magadha Empire for the quick revision that helps the aspirants in the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of the Buddhist Councils| Venue, Patronage and Outcome

Oct 19, 2016

The Philosophy of Buddhism is to avoid the extremes of life, whether it is addiction to worldly pleasure of a life of painful asceticism and self-mortification. Here, we are giving the list of the Buddhist Councils as a quick revision capsule for examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of Jain Trithankaras| Symbols and Disciple

Oct 17, 2016

Rishabha, who was the father of first Chakravarti King Bharata, founded the Jainism. All the trithakaras were belongs to Kshatriyas clan and Royal Family.  Jainism became major religion under 24th trithankar Vardhaman Mahavir. Here, we are giving the list of Jain Trithankaras as a quick revision capsule which is very useful while preparing the examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

Summary on the Stone Age India

Oct 17, 2016

The Stone Age is defined as the age when the pre-historic man began to use stones for utilitarian purpose. It is divided into three part- Palaeolithic Age or Old Stone Age, Mesolithic Age or Middle Stone Age and Neolithic Age or New Stone Age. Here, we are giving the summary on the Stone Age India as a quick revision capsule for examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of Era’s in the Indian History & Time Line of Ancient Indian History

Oct 17, 2016

History is the whole series of past events connected with a particular person or thing. It also includes the contribution as well as the prehistoric settlements and societies in the Indian subcontinent. Here, we are giving the list of Era’s in the Indian History & Time Line of Ancient Indian History as a quick revision capsule which is very useful while preparing the examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of the Mesolithic and Neolithic Sites in India

Oct 14, 2016

The Mesolithic is characterised by microlithics or small pointed and shar stone tools whereas the Neolithic is characterised by the use of polished stone tools and the beginning of agriculture. Here, we are giving the list of the Mesolithic and Neolithic Sites in India in India as quick revision capsule for examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of the Upper, Middle & Lower Palaeolithic Sites in India

Oct 14, 2016

The Palaeolithic Age in India is divided into three phases - Upper, Middle & Lower. It was the first part of the Stone Age. During this period, man relied on hunting and had no knowledge of cultivation and house building. Here, we are giving the list of the Upper, Middle & Lower Palaeolithic Sites in India as quick revision capsule for examinations like UPSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, PSC, Railways etc.

List of the Important Republics during Sixth Century India

Oct 7, 2016

The Gupta Dynasty came into power in 275 AD. Their origin is obscure. The first two kings of this dynasty- Srigupta and Gatotkacha were satisfied with the title of Maharaja. Here, we are sharing the name of titles adopted by the Gupta Kings as revision capsule in list-form which will be very helpful to those who are preparing for Government jobs.

List of the Titles adopted by Gupta Kings

Oct 7, 2016

The Gupta Dynasty came into power in 275 AD. Their origin is obscure. The first two kings of this dynasty- Srigupta and Gatotkacha were satisfied with the title of Maharaja. Here, we are sharing the name of titles adopted by the Gupta Kings as revision capsule in list-form which will be very helpful to those who are preparing for Government jobs.

List of Taxes levied during Gupta Period

Oct 5, 2016

Ancient Indian made immense contributions in Science and Technology. Here, we are giving the summary of the important facts related to the Ancient Indian contribution in Science & Technology which will helps the aspirants in the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Important Facts of Ancient India: Science & Technology

Oct 5, 2016

Ancient Indian made immense contributions in Science and Technology. Here, we are giving the summary of the important facts related to the Ancient Indian contribution in Science & Technology which will helps the aspirants in the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

The Gupta Empire: A Detailed Summary

Oct 4, 2016

The Gupta Empire is referred to as the Golden Age of India because of the extensive inventions and discoveries in science, technology, engineering, art, dialectic, literature, logic, mathematics, astronomy, religion and philosophy that illuminated the elements of Hindu Culture. Here is the summary of the Gupta Empire which is very useful for the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

Summary of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappa Civilization)

Sep 27, 2016

Indus Valley Civilization is one of the four earliest civilizations (Mesopotamian or Sumerian Civilization, Egyptian Civilization and Chinese Civilization) of the world. Here, we are giving is the “Summary of Indus Valley Civilization (Harappa Civilization)” which will be very helpful for the aspirants who are preparing for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, and Railways etc.

List of Archaeological Finding & Evidences | Prehistoric & Indus Valley Civilisation

Sep 22, 2016

The Archaeological theory is based on the interpretation of evidences and findings during excavation for a better understanding of human cultures. Here, we are giving the list of Archaeological Finding & Evidences of the Prehistoric & Indus Valley Civilisation which is very useful for the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of the Poets in the Courts of the Kings in Ancient India

Sep 20, 2016

The poets and writers were the centre of attraction of the court of Kings and dynasties because they shaped the court’s environment humanly through ornamented poetry & prose.  Here, we are giving the list of the Poets in the Courts of the Kings in Ancient India that will be helpful for the candidates of various competitive examinations as well those readers interested in the cultural heritage of India.

List of Ancient Historical monuments in India and their builders

Sep 19, 2016

Art is a valuable heritage in the culture of a people. When we speak about art then we generally assumed as visual arts- architecture, sculpture and painting. Here, we are giving the list of Ancient Historical monuments in India and their builders which is very useful for the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of the Ancient Indian Scholars and their Patrons

Sep 16, 2016

Ancient Indian literature has been influence by many renowned scholars. They were the kings, the saints and sages, mathematicians and people with the knowledge of art and literature. Here, we are giving the list of the Ancient Indian Scholars and their Patrons which is very useful for the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

List of the Books and Authors in Ancient India

Sep 15, 2016

The Harappan people knew how to write; unfortunately, their script has not been deciphered. But the literary tradition of India clearly goes back to more than 300 years, Sanskrit dominated, first in its Vedic and later in its classical form. Here, we are giving the list of the books and authors in Ancient India which is very useful for the preparation of the competitive examinations like UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.

The History of the Indian Currency Notes and its Evolution

Sep 2, 2016

The origin of the word “Rupee” is from Sanskrit word Rupya which means shaped, stamped, impressed, coin and also from the Sanskrit word “raupya” which means silver. There was a long history of struggle, exploration and wealth which can be traced back to the ancient India of the 6th Century BC regarding rupee. The Paper Currency Act of 1861 gave the Government the monopoly of note issued throughout the vast expanse of British India.

List of Temples Built during the Chola Period

Aug 29, 2016

The Great Living Chola Temples were built by kings of the Chola Empire, which stretched over all of south India and the neighbouring islands. The site includes three great 11th- and 12th-century Temples: Airavatesvara Temple at Darasuram, the Brihadisvara Temple at Gangaikondacholisvaram and the the Brihadisvara Temple at Thanjavur.

List of Rock Edicts (Minor & Major) and Pillar Edicts

Aug 11, 2016

Rock Edicts were basically decoding of practical instructions in running kingdom such as the irrigation systems design and descriptions of Monarchs beliefs in peaceful moral behaviour. These edicts were deciphered by the British archaeologist and historian James Prinsep.

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