Indian History

Indian Philosophical schools

Jainism – https://youtu.be/MwI0Nu51W84?list=PLxJNbXGrHdcU7JE3YXkjXpgWrLdlqb2fc Buddhism –  https://youtu.be/FA43TY347nc?list=PLxJNbXGrHdcU7JE3YXkjXpgWrLdlqb2fc Introduction to Indian Philosophical schools Indian Philosophy (or, in Sankrit, Darshanas), refers to any of several traditions of philosophical thought that originated in the Indian subcontinent. It is considered by Indian thinkers to be a practical discipline, and its goal should always be to improve human life.   Orthodox …

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Gupta Empire – King ChandraGupta 1, Religion, Social Culture and art

  Gupta Empire (320 – 650 CE) On the ruins of Satvahana and Kushan Empire rose Gupta Empire. Its majority comprised of UP & Bihar and Major centre of power was at Prayag present day Allahabad. Founder of Gupta Dynasty was Sri Gupta. Srigupta was succeeded by Ghatochkacha. Both of them were called as Maharajadhiraja …

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Mauryan Empire – Art & Architecture – Mauryan Administration – Edicts of Ashoka

  Mauryan Empire (321 – 184 BC) Literary Sources Kautilya’s Arthashastra Written in Sanskrit by Chanakya who is also known by few other names such as Kautilya / Vishnugupta / Indian Machiavelli The book Contains 15 books & 180 chapters; with main theme divided into 3 parts King & his council and departments of government …

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Ancient Indian Architecture – Part IV – Temple Architecture

Temple Architecture Temple architecture of high standard developed in almost all regions of ancient India. The distinct architectural style of temple construction in different parts was a result of geographical, climatic, ethnic, racial, historical and linguistic diversities. Ancient Indian temples are classified into three broad types. This classification is based on different architectural styles, employed …

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Rock-Cut Architecture – Ancient Indian Architecture – Part 03

Rock-Cut Architecture Rock-cut architecture occupies a very important place in the history of Indian Architecture. It differs from traditional buildings in many ways. The rock-cut art is more similar to sculpture than architecture as structures were produced by cutting out solid rocks. Let’s have a look at the various specimen of rock-cut architecture in ancient …

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Cave Architecture – Ancient Indian Architecture – Part 02

Cave Architecture The cave architecture in India is believed to have begun during the ancient time. These caves were used by Buddhist and Jain monks as places of worship and residence. Initially the caves were excavated in the western India. Some examples of cave architecture structure are Chaityas and Viharas of Buddhists. The great cave …

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Ancient Indian Architecture – Part 01

Ancient Indian Architecture Indian architecture is as old as the history of the civilization. The earliest remains of recognizable building activity in the India dates back to the Indus Valley cities. Among India’s ancient architectural remains, the most prominent are the temples, Chaityas, Viharas, Stupas and other religious structures. In ancient India, temple architecture of …

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The Anglo Maratha Wars – British Conquest of Maratha

Anglo-Maratha War There were three Anglo-Maratha wars (or Maratha Wars) fought during the late 18th century and the beginning of the 19th century between the British and the Marathas. At the end, the Maratha power was destroyed and British supremacy established. First Anglo-Maratha War (1775 – 1782) Background and course The third Peshwa Balaji Baji Rao who …

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