Chronology of Indian History PDF

Brief chronology of important events in Indian history PDF for free download. This is very useful list for preparation of UPSC, SSC Competitive exams. There are many more events that have shaped the rich history of India. The PDF from different source have cover more events and details.

Brief Chronology of Indian History

Ancient India:

  • 3300–1300 BCE: Indus Valley Civilization.
  • 1500–500 BCE: Vedic Period.
  • 6th century BCE: Birth of Buddhism and Jainism.
  • 326 BCE: Alexander the Great invades the Indian subcontinent.
  • Maurya Dynasty: Chandragupta Maurya establishes the Mauryan Empire.

Classical Period:

  • 1st century CE: Kushan Empire in northern India.
  • 3rd century CE: Gupta Empire, considered the “Golden Age” of Indian history.
  • 4th-6th centuries: Decline of the Gupta Empire.

Medieval India:

  • 8th-12th centuries: Islamic Invasions and establishment of Delhi Sultanate.
  • 1206-1526: Delhi Sultanate rules northern India.
  • 14th century: Vijayanagara Empire in the South.
  • 1526: First Battle of Panipat – Babur establishes the Mughal Empire.
  • 16th-17th centuries: Mughal Empire reaches its zenith under Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan.
  • 1699: Guru Gobind Singh establishes the Khalsa Panth.

Colonial Period:

  • 1600: British East India Company established.
  • 1757: Battle of Plassey establishes British control in Bengal.
  • 1857-1858: Indian Rebellion against British rule.
  • 1858: The British Crown takes control of India (beginning of the British Raj).

Independence Movement:

  • 1885: Indian National Congress founded.
  • 1919: Jallianwala Bagh Massacre.
  • 1920-1942: Non-cooperation, Civil Disobedience, and Quit India movements.
  • 1942: Quit India Movement.
  • 1947: Independence and Partition of India. India and Pakistan gain independence.


  • 1947: Integration of princely states, India becomes a republic.
  • 1962: Sino-Indian War with China.
  • 1965: Indo-Pakistani War over Kashmir.
  • 1971: Bangladesh Liberation War, leading to the creation of Bangladesh.
  • 1991: Economic liberalization in India.

Recent Years:

  • 1998: India conducts nuclear tests.
  • 2008: Mumbai terrorist attacks.
  • 2014: Narendra Modi becomes Prime Minister.
  • 2016: Demonetization of high-denomination currency notes.
  • 2019: Abrogation of Article 370, revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

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