Outline of South Asian history

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the history of South Asia:

History of South AsiaSouth Asia includes the contemporary political entities of the Indian subcontinent and associated islands, therefore, its history includes the histories of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and the island nations of Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

History of India, by period[edit]

Prehistory of India[edit]

Riwatian people[edit]

Soanian people[edit]

Stone Age India[edit]

Stone Age India   (50,000–3000 BCE)

Bronze Age India[edit]

Bronze Age India   (3000–1300 BCE)

Iron Age India[edit]

Iron Age   (1200–230 BCE)

Middle kingdoms of India[edit]

Middle kingdoms of India   (Classical period) (230 BCE–1279CE)

Medieval India[edit]

Late medieval period   (1206–1596)

Early modern period[edit]

Early modern period   (1526–1858)

Colonial India[edit]

Colonial period   (1510–1961 CE)

Kingdoms of Sri Lanka[edit]

Kingdoms of Sri Lanka

History of South Asia, by region[edit]

History of South Asia, by subject[edit]

See also[edit]


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