India's History

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  • 400


    In the fifth century, large parts of India were united under Ashoka. He also converted to Buddhism, and it is in his reign that Buddhism spread to other parts of Asia.
  • 550

    Classical Age

    Classical Age
    After centuries of being split into small kingdoms and republics, India is ruled by the Gupta Empire. Under the rule of the Gupta kings, Hinduism becomes the major religion of the empire. Literature, art, architecture and science flourish during this "classical age"
  • Trading Posts

    Trading Posts
    Eager to gain access to India's spices, rice, silk, tea and jewels, Holland, Great Britain and France establish key trading posts in India.
  • Traveling

    The first trading expedition was sent out
  • Wonder of the World

    Wonder of the World
    Mogul Emperor Shah Jahan begins construction of the Taj Mahal in memory of his wife Mumtaz.
  • Power Hungary

    Power Hungary
    The British overthrow the Moguls and take control of India.
  • Re-united then split up

    India gains independence from the British and is divided into two countries, India and Muslim-controlled Pakistan.
  • Nuclear #7

    India tests its first nuclear weapon, one of only seven nations to have done so.
  • Government

    India becomes a Sovereign Democratic Republic (Jan.26) and Constitution of India comes into force
  • Women Get Power

    Indira Gandhi (not related to Mahatma) becomes Prime Minister and one of the first women elected to lead a nation.