2500-1500 BCE

Indus River Valley Civilization

1500 BCE

Aryans invade and conquer India; Classical Indian culture develops

500 BCE

Time of Siddhartha (founder of Buddhism) and Mahavira (founder of Jainism)

1000 CE

Turkish tribes invade India and spread Islam

1500

Guru Nanak founds Sikhism

1530-1858

Mughal Dynasty reigns in India

1600-1858

British East India Company

1858-1947

British Government takes over the British East India Company and eliminates Mughal rule

1947

Britain grants independence to India and Pakistan

1948

Britain grants independence to Sri Lanka

1949

Britain grants independence to Bhutan


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