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Subject : General Knowledge (Sources of History)
The Indian History is perhaps the oldest in the world, and
the sources of Indian History are the verbal history, because our ancients never
did bother about putting things down on paper and archaeological evidences.
Based on the evidences available today, Indian History, like the history of
every ancient culture in the world, is broadly divided into four periods as
From the big bang, the primeval swamp to the Indus Valley
civilization. Though Indus Valley civilization is included in pre-historical
period. However, technical evidences shows that Indus Valley civilization did
have a script, although it has not been decoded yet. So, it is generally
included in Ancient History nowadays.
It begins from the Indus Valley civilization (for which the
date is a matter of hot debate, but historians have agreed to disagree on 3000
BC) to just after the king Harsha Vardhana, which is around 700-800 BC.
It begins from 800 BC to mid-18th century AD.
From mid-18th century to the independence of India, which is
on August 15, 1947. The history of Modern India is further sub-divided into two
1. The British Period.
2. The Indian Freedom Struggle and Partition of India.