Introductory Guide to Ancient History

Discovery of metal led to human civilisation becoming highly evolved. Copper was the first metal used by human beings. The cultures based on use of both copper and stone are called Chalcolithic Cultures.

An alloy of copper and tin (bronze) replaced stone, wood and bones to some extent for making weapons and implements. Town based civilisations came up for first time in Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China.

A. Ancient Indian History

  1. Harappan Civilization
  2. Vedic Culture
  3. Jainism and Buddhism
  4. Mahajanapadas
  5. Magadh Empire
  6. Maurya Empire
  7. Sunga Empire
  8. Satavahana Dynasty
  9. Sangam Period
  10. Kushan Empire
  11. Gupta Empire
  12. Vakataka Dynasty

B. Ancient Cultural History

  1. Art & Architecture During Mauryan Empire
  2. Cultural Development During Gupta Period
  3. Painting in Ancient Period

C. Languages and Literature

  1. Role of Sanskrit
  2. Vedas
  3. Upanishads
  4. Ramayana and Mahabharata
  5. Puranas
  6. Buddhist and Jain Literature
  7. Telugu, Kannada & Malayalam Literature
  8. Tamil or Sangam Literature

D. Paintings in India

  1. Mithila Painting
  2. Kalamkari Painting
  3. Warli Painting

E. Ancient World History

  1. Ancient World History
  2. Bronze Age Civilisations
  3. Iron Age Civilisations

F. Questions

  1. Ancient History
  2. Ancient Civilizations