This section unfolds one of the earliest civilization which stands at par with the earliest civilizations of the world. It covers - The features of the Indus Valley Civilization - Town planning - Society - Occupation - Trade - Religion - Age, origin and Decline of the Indus Valley Civilization.
Traces the coming of the Aryans-Their political organisation and economic conditions of the early Aryans.
Looks into the life in the Aryan Society-Religion and extent of the Aryans in India.
Reflects the Political, Social and Religious condition of the later Aryan period or Vedic period.
Highlights the Vedic literature like the Vedas, the Brahmanas, the Vedangas the Upvedas, the Vedanta and the Upanishads_ the epics-the Puranas-the Laws of Manu.
This section has an overview of the pre-Mauryan period
Highlights the period of Persian Conquest
Invasion of Alexander.
Period of religious upheaval- Jainism- Buddhism- Political, Social, religious and cultural changes- The Bhakti cult.
Introduces the Mauryan Empire- Its rise under Chandra Gupta Maurya- Bindusara.
Ashoka, the greatest Mauryan ruler and his religious policy.
Discusses the Mauryan Administration, Economy, Art.
Traces the decline of the Mauryan Empire.
A period of conquest followed after the decline of the Mauryan Empire, with the Sungas, the Kanvas, the Satavahanas, the Greeks, the Shakas and the Kushanas dominating.
The Golden Age of the period of Indian history - The Guptas under rulers like Samudragupta and the invasion of the Huns.
The history of North India dominated by Harsha from (606-647 AD)
Traces the rise of the Pratiharas, the Palas, the Senas, the Chauhans, - The first and second battle of Tarain.
The end of the Gupta Empire and the rule of the dynasties which followed like the Brahma Sahi Dynasty, the Utpala dynasty, the Chandellas, the Paramaras of Malwa and the Chalukyas of Anhilwadas.