Indian History at a Glance: Important Dates in Indian History

History of India Timeline: Here we are giving the important incidents in the Chronological order of Ancient to Modern History of India, i.e., the Indian history chronological order which can help your history preparation.
B.C.

2500-1500
Indus Valley Civilisation.

540
Birth of Mahavir—Founder of Jainism.

563
Birth of Gautam Buddha—Founder of Buddhism.

483
Buddha attains Nirvana.

468
Mahavir attains Nirvana.

327-325
Alexander’s invasion of India.

322
Chandragupta Maurya’s accession to the throne of Magadha.

305
Defeat of Seleucus at the hands of Chandragupta Maurya.

273-232
Ashoka’s regime

261
Conquest of Kalinga.

58
Beginning of Vikram Era.

A.D.

78
Beginning of Saka Era.

120
Accession of Kanishka.

320
Beginning of Gupta Dynasty.

405
Chinese pilgrim Fa-hien visited India.

606-647
Harsha Vardhan’s regime.

629
Chinese pilgrim Hieun Tsang visited India.

712
Mohammad-bin-Qasim’s invasion of Sindh.

1001
Mahmud Gazhni’s first attack on India.

1025
Mahmud Gazhni destroyed Somnath Temple.

1191
First Battle of Tarain.

1192
Second Battle of Tarain.

1206
Foundation of first Muslim Dynasty in India by Qutub-ud-din Aibak.

1221
First Mongol invasion of India by Changez Khan

1236
Accession of Razia Sultan to the throne of Delhi.

1398
Taimur Lang invaded India.

1469
Birth of Guru Nanak—Founder of Sikhism.

1498
Discovery of sea-route of India by Vasco-de-Gama, Portuguese sailor.

1526
First Battle of Panipat, Ibrahim Lodi defeated by Babar, the foundation of Mughal rule in India.

1556
Second Battle of Panipat, Hemu defeated by Akbar and latter’s accession to the throne.

1576
Battle of Haldighati, Rana Pratap was defeated by Akbar.

1600
Establishment of East India Company.

1605
Death of Akbar.

1612
First English factory at Surat.

1627
Birth of Shivaji—Founder of Maratha Power.

1648
Taj Mahal completed at Agra.

1666
Shivaji’s visit to the Mughal Court at Agra, his imprisonment and dramatic escape.

1680
Death of Shivaji.

1707
Death of Aurangzeb.

1739
Nadir Shah of Persia invaded India.

1757
Battle of Plassey.

1761
Third Battle of Panipat.

1764
Battle of Buxar.

1773
Regulating Act.

1774
Birth of Raja Ram Mohan Roy.

1784
Pitt’s India Bill.

1793
Permanent settlement of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.

1833
Macaulay recommended English as the medium of instruction in India.

1839
Death of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.

1853
The first railway line opened in India from Bombay to Thana.

1857
First Battle of Indian Independence.

1858
End of East India Company’s rule; administration of India transferred to the British Crown.

1861
Indian Councils Act; Rabindranath Tagore born.

1863
Birth of Swami Vivekanand.

1869
Birth of Mahatma Gandhi.

1885
Indian National Congress founded by A.O. Hume.

1889
Birth of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.

1905
First Partition of Bengal.

1906
All India Muslim League founded.

1909
Morely-Minto Reforms Bills passed.

1911
Partition of Bengal revoked; India’s Capital transferred from Calcutta to Delhi.

1919
Government of India Act Passed; Jallianwala Bagh massacre at Amritsar.

1920
Bal Gangadhar Tilak died; Non-Co-operation Movement started by Mahatma Gandhi-Khilafat Movement started by Ali Brothers.

1922
Chauri Chaura outrage in U.P.

1927
Visit of Simon Commission.

1928
Death of Lala Lajpat Rai.

1929
Under the Presidentship of Pt. Nehru at Lahore session of Congress, a resolution for complete independence passed.

1930
Mahatma Gandhi takes up Dandi March; First Round Table Conference in London.

1931
Gandhi-Irwin Pact; Second Round Table Conference.

1932
Communal Award announced; Gandhiji declares fast unto death against the award.

1935
Government of India Act passed.

1937
Provincial Autonomy.

1941
Death of Rabindranath Tagore; escape of Subhash Chandra Bose from India.

1942
Quit India Movement.

1943
Bengal famine; Indian National Army formed at Singapore by Subhash Chandra Bose.

1945
Trial of I.N.A. at Red Fort; Shimla Conference.

1946
Visit of Cabinet Mission to India; Formation of Interim Government at the Centre.

1947
India attains independence; Partition of India & creation of Pakistan.

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