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History of India

The long history of India stretches back to the Indus Valley civilization from 3300-1300 BC. The Indian subcontinent has been home to massive empires and regional kingdoms for hundreds of years, uniting and fragmenting it from time to time. During various periods of resurgence, Indian culture, religion, administration and civilization spread to much of Asia. In recent history, India was under British rule since mid-18th century. It gained independence from Britain in 1947 after a long nationwide freedom struggle.
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Indus Valley Civilization (Mohenjo-daro)
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about the Indus Valley civilization, an ancient Indian civilization that flourished around the Indus River basin between 3300 - 1300 BC.
4:30
 

Ancient India-Mauryan Empire
Grade: 6 - 12
Find out about the Mauryan Empire. The Maurya Empire was one of the world's largest and most populous empires in its time, from 322 to 185 BC.
7:10
 

Indus Valley Civilization
Grade: 6 - 12
Lesson on Indus Valley Civilization, one of the largest of the ancient civilizations.
9:35
 

Buddha and Ashoka
Grade: 6 - 12
The lesson explores the history of India, Hinduism and the origins of Buddhism. It also covers the reign of Ashoka, the Buddhist emperor.
12:20
 

History of India - Beginnings (Pre 500 BC) - 1/3
Grade: 6 - 12
A fascinating documentary on history of India and its several brilliant golden ages in art and culture. This segment traces the earliest period of Indian history.
10:55
 

History of India - Beginnings (Pre 500 BC) - 2/3
Grade: 6 - 12
10:10
 

History of India - Beginnings (Pre 500 BC) - 3/3
Grade: 6 - 12
10:15
 

Indus Valley Civilization
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about the Indus Valley Civilization, one of the world's greatest bronze age civilizations. It was also known as the Harappan culture.
4:00
 

Vedic Age in India
Grade: 6 - 12
The period in ancient history during which the oldest scriptures of Hinduism were composed, 1500 BC to 500 BC.
2:55
 

Decline of the Harappan Culture
Grade: 6 - 12
The video presents multiple theories about the decline of the Harappan Culture.
2:15
 

The Maurya Empire
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about the Maurya Empire, an extensive Iron Age historical power in ancient India ruled by the Mauryan dynasty from 322 to 185 BC.
8:35
 

Maurya Dynasty
Grade: 6 - 12
Find out about the Maurya Dynasty, one of the world's largest empires, and the largest ever in the Indian sub-continent.
2:40
 

Ashoka the Great
Grade: 6 - 12
One of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka reigned over most of the Indian sub-continent. He ruled form 268 BC to 232 BC and became a model of kingship in the Buddhist tradition.
3:00
 

The Kushan Empire
Grade: 6 - 12
Story of the empire of the Kushans that ruled India in the first centuries AD.
3:50
 

The Gupta Empire
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about the Gupta Empire that existed from 320 to 550 AD and covered much of the Indian Subcontinent.
7:50
 

Pallava Dynasty
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about the Pallavas, one of the greatest South Indian dynasties ever known.
3:45
 

Pandya Dynasty
Grade: 6 - 12
The Pandya Dynasty, an ancient South Indian dynasty that ruled from 500 BC till the 15th century AD.
1:40
 

Chera Dynasty
Grade: 6 - 12
The Chera Dynasty, one of the ancient South Indian dynasties that ruled from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD.
2:10
 

The Chola Empire
Grade: 6 - 12
The Chola Empire, ruled the Chola dynasty, was one of the longest-ruling dynasties in the history of southern India, from 300 BC to 1300 AD.
4:05
 

Rajput Warriors
Grade: 6 - 12
A prominent warrior clan in the Northern and North Western parts of India. The Rajputs were known for their courage and loyalty, and rose to prominence during the 6th to 12th centuries.
2:55
 

The Vijayanagara Empire
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about Vijayanagara Empire - an empire based in South India, in the Deccan Plateau region that ruled from 13th century to 16th century AD.
7:35
 

Indian Manuscripts
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn how knowledge has traveled and been preserved through generations in the Indian culture.
3:30
 

Indian Mathematics, part 1/2
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about the contribution of Ancient Indians like Aryabhata, Brahmagupta, Bhaskara, Madhava, etc in the field of Mathematics.
10:00
 

Indian Mathematics, part 2/2
Grade: 6 - 12
 
8:45
 

Early Mughals in India
Grade: 6 - 12
The early Mughals were Arabs, Turks and Afghans who invaded India. They established the Mughal empire in India during the 12th and 13th centuries.
4:35
 

Akbar the Great
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about Akbar, one the mightiest Mughal rulers who ruled from 1556 AD till 1605 AD.
3:40
 

East India Company
Grade: 6 - 12
The video explains how the British first came to India as the East India Company, with the sole intention of trading, but ultimately took over as rulers of India and established the British Raj.
3:55
 

India's Freedom Struggle
Grade: 6 - 12
A quick look at India's fight, violent and non violent, to gain independence from the British rule.
2:45
 

Indian National Movement
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about the Indian national movement that led to formation of the Indian National Congress and the All India Muslim League.
2:30
 

Quit India Movement
Grade: 6 - 12
Learn about the Quit India Movement of 1942 when Gandhi called for an orderly British withdrawal from India.
1:55
 

Indian Independence
Grade: 6 - 12
A quick look at India's independence that was marred by its partition into India and Pakistan.
2:35
 

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