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Summary on the Rise and Growth of Magadha Empire

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 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.

Mauryan Dynasty

Jul 18, 2015
In the 4th century B.C., Nanda kings ruled Magadha dynasty and this dynasty was the most powerful kingdom of the north. A Brahman minister called Chanakya also known as Kautilya/ Vishnupgupta, trained a young man, Chandragupta from the Mauryan family. Chandragupta organized his own army and overthrew the Nanda king in 322 B.C.

Gupta Empire: Trade, Art & Architecture and Literature

Jul 20, 2015
Industry and trade were generally prosperous during Gupta period. There was a balance of foreign trade. The three important southern ports of Muziris, Arikamedu, and Kaveripattanam also lost their importance. There were two types of merchants in the Gupta period namely Sresthi and Sarthavaha. Luxury goods were the principal articles of long distance trade.  The internal trade used to be carried on by roads and rivers. Foreign trade was used to be carried on by sea and land.

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

Oct 5, 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.

The Mauryan Empire: Administration

Jul 20, 2015
The Mauryan Empire was divided into four provinces with the imperial capital at Pataliputra. From Ashokan Edicts, the name of the four provincial capitals were Tosali (in the east), Ujjain in the west, Suvarnagiri (in the south), and Taxila (in the north). At the centre of the structure was the king who had the power to enact laws. Kautilya advises the King to promulgate dharma when the social order based on the Varnas and Ashramas (stages in life) perishes.

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.

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.

Indo-Greeks, Shakas, Parthians and Kushans

Jul 18, 2015
The Indo- Greeks were forced to attack India after losing to the Scythian tribes. The Mauryan kings who succeeded Ashoka were too weak to stop this invasion. By the start of 2nd century BC, Indo-Greeks managed to acquire a large part of north-western India. Menander (Milinda) was a famous Indo-Greek ruler who ruled from 165 BC to 145 BC. The capital of his kingdom was at Sakala (modern Sialkot, Punjab). He adopted Buddhism by a Buddhist monk called Nagasena alias Nagarjuna.

Chola, Chera and Pandya Dynasties

Jul 18, 2015
The Tamil country was ruled by three dynasties namely the Chera, Chola and Pandyas during the Sangam Age. The Chera Dynasty had ruled in two different time-periods. The first Chera Dynasty had ruled in Sangam Era while second Chera Dynasty had ruled from the 9th century AD onwards. The Chola kingdom of the Sangam period extended from modern Tiruchi district to Andhra Pradesh. Pandyan Kingdom was located in Tamil Nadu reigned around 6th century BC and ended around the 15th century AD.

Pala Dynasty |List of Pala Rulers and their contributions

Dec 8, 2017
The Pala Dynasty, which originated in the region of Bengal as an imperial power during the Late Classical period on the Indian subcontinent. The dynasty was named after its ruling dynasty, whose rulers bore names ending with the suffix of Palau, which meant "protector". They were followers of the Mahayana and Tantric schools of Buddhism. They were insightful diplomats and military conquerors. Their army was equipped with war elephant cavalry. Here, we are giving the list of Pala Rulers and their contributions for general awareness.

Buddha's Teachings

Jul 27, 2015
Forty-nine days after Buddha attained enlightenment he was requested to teach. As a result of this request, Buddha rose from meditation and taught the first Wheel of Dharma. These teachings which include the Sutra of the Four Noble Truths and other discourses are the principal source of the Hinayana and Mahayana.

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.

List of Vedic Literature| Sacred Hindu Scriptures

Jul 18, 2017
The term Veda means “Knowledge”. Vedic literatures are most important sources of knowledge about Aryans and Vedic period. The literature had grown in the course of many centuries and was handed down from generation to generation by word of mouth which also called shruti.  Here is the list of Vedic literature which is very important for competitive examinations like UPSC, SSC, CDS, NDA, State Services, and Railways etc.

Buddhist Scholars

Jul 27, 2015
The objectives of the Buddhist teaching were to secure the salvation of individual or nirvana. Buddhism made an important impact on the society by keeping its doors open to women and Shudras. Buddhism taught people not to take things for granted but to argue and judge them on merits. Buddhism promoted rationalism among peoples. The Buddhists created a new language Hybrid Sanskrit by mixing Pali with Sanskrit.
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