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Historical Events in Indian History

01-SEP-2017 16:35

    History was not meant to be an exhaustive compendium of the names of the kings and dynasties and their achievements etc. It is treated as a powerful vehicle of awakening of cultural and social consciousness.


    Here is the list of all major historical events of India. It will help students preparing for competitive exams as well as people interested in Indian History.

    Historical Events of BC (Before Christ)

    2500-1800: Indus Valley Civilization

    1500-1000: Early Vedic Period or Rig Vedic Period

    1000-600: Later Vedic Period

    600-325: Mahajanapada Period

    539- 467: Life of Vardhaman Mahavira

    567-487 Life of Gautama Buddha

    327-26Alexander’s invasion of India and the opening of land route between India and Europe

    269-232: Ashoka’s reign

    261 Battle of Kalinga

    57 Beginning of Vikrama Era

    30: Satvahana dynasty in Deccan. Pandyan Empire in for South

    List of Ancient Historical monuments in India and their builders

    Historical Events of Early Medieval India (Anno Domini and After Christ)

    78: Beginning of Saka era

    320: Beginning of Gupta era

    360: Samudragupta conquered the whole of North India and much of the Deccan

    380-413: Rule of Chandragupta Vikramaditya, age of Kalidasa, renewal of Hinduism

    606-647: Rule of Harshavardhana

    629-645: Hieun-Tsang visited India

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    Foreign Invasion and Wars during Early Medieval India (AD)

    712: Mohammad Bin Qasim invaded India and conquered Sindh which became the province of Omayyad Khilafat.

    1025: Sultan Mahmud Ghazni invaded India and plundered and destroys the Somnath Temple. 

    1175-1206: Mohammad Ghori invaded India and laid the foundation of the Muslim dominion in India.

    1191: First battle of Tarain in which Prithviraj Chauhan defeated Mohammad Ghori

    1192: Second battle of Tarain in which Mohammad Ghori defeated Prithviraj Chauhan

    Historical Events from Medieval to Modern India (AD)

    1206: Qutubbin Aibak founded IIbari/Slave dynasty

    1329: Quilon, the 1st Indian Diocese was put up by Pope John XXII & Jordanus was appointed the 1st Bishop

    1459: Sun City, Jodhpur India founded by Rao Jodha

    1497: Vasco da Gama departs for an India trip

    1498: Vasco da Gama arrived at Calcutta India

    1502: Vasco da Gama navigated from Lisbon, Portugal on his 2nd voyage to India

    1509: The Battle of Diu takes place in Diu between Turkey and Portugal

    1509: The Battle of Diu takes place in Diu between Ottoman Empire and Portugal

    1556: The origin of Fasli Era

    1565: Battle at Talikota. Moslems destroyed Vijayanagar’s army

    1575: Mughal Emperor Akbar defeated Bengali army at Battle of Tukaroi

    1597: 1st Dutch East India Company ships revisited from Far East

    1600: The charter of British East India Company

    1602: United Dutch East Indian Company (VOC) formed

    1608: First English convoy lands at Surat India

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    1612: Battle at Surat India: English fleet beat Portuguese

    1621: The Dutch West India Company received charter for New Netherlands

    1633: Ming dynasty fought with Dutch East India Company. Ming dynasty became victorious

    1639: Madras was founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers

    1641: United East Indian Company conquered city of Malakka

    1641: West India Company conquered Sao Paulo de Loanda

    1658: Dutch troops occupied harbor city Quilon in India

    1668: England took control of Bombay

    1668: Bombay was given to East India Company by Charles II

    1690: Job Charnock founded Calcutta

    1739: Battle of Karnal took place. Iranian ruler Nadir Shah defeated Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah.

    1739: Nadir Shah occupied Delhi in India

    1752: French army surrendered to the English in Trichinopoly

    1756: Indian rebels defeated Calcutta on British army

    1756: French & Indian War: Kittanning Expedition

    1756: British troops under Robert Clive occupied Fulta India

    1757: British troops occupied Calcutta India

    1757: Battle at Rossbach took place

    1760: Battle at Wandewash. British troops beat French

    1761: Battle at Panipat. Afghan army beats Mahratten

    1786: Charles Cornwallis was appointed governor-general of India

    1795: Battle at Kurdla. Mahratten beat Mogols

    1798: England signed treaty with Nizam of Hyderabad

    1803: Battle of Assaye. British-Indian force beat Maratha Army

    1839: Aden conquered by the British East India Company

    1846: Battle of Allwal, Brits beat Sikhs in Punjab

    1846: Battle of Sobraon: British defeat Sikhs

    1846: Battle of Sobraon. It ended first Sikh War in India

    1853: 1st passenger rail opened in India. It opened from Bombay to Thane

    1866: Allahabad High Court was established

    1892: Dadabhai Naoroji was elected as 1st Indian Member of Parliament in Britain

    1905: Partition of Bengal took place

    1917: World War I took place.

    1925: Communist Party of India was founded.

    1929: First non-stop England to India flight takes-off

    1932: Establishment of Indian Air Force

    1936: Orissa constituted as the province of British India

    1939: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose formed the All India Forward Bloc.

    1944: Jessami, East-India was conquered by Japanese troops

    1947: India became independent from British Rule

    1947: Lord Mountbatten was appointed as last viceroy of India

    1947: The Radcliffe Line between India and Pakistan was revealed

    1948: Lord Mountbatten resigned as the Governor General of India

    India after Indepence (AD)

    1950: India becomes a republic

    1950: Sikkim became India’s protectorate

    1952: The Rajya Sabha held its first sitting

    1956: Delhi became a territory of Indian union

    1960: Bombay state split into Maharashtra and Gujarat

    1971: Battle of Garibpur: Indian troops defeated Pakistan army

    1974: India became 6th nation to explode an atomic bomb

    1975: India launched 1st satellite with help of USSR

    1980: Rohini 1, first Indian satellite, launched into orbit

    1994: Sushmita Sen of India, crowned 43rd Miss Universe

    1994: Aishwarya Rai crowned 44th Miss World

    2008: India launched its 1st unmanned lunar mission, Chandrayaan -1

    June 22, 2016: ISRO has launched maximum 20 satellites at one go

    15 February 2017: ISRO has created a history by launching 104 satellites on board, a flight of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)

    In the above the list of all major historical events of India will increase the general awarness og the readers.

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