Ancient India

Ancient India

Ancient India may refer to:

*The ancient history of the whole Indian subcontinent
**History of South Asia and History of India
**Indus Valley Civilization — during the Bronze Age
**Vedic period — the period of Vedic Sanskrit, spanning the late Bronze Age and the earlier Iron Age
**Mahajanapadas — during the later Iron Age
**Magadha Empire — during classical antiquity (6th to 4th centuries BCE)
***Maurya Empire — the largest ancient Indian empire, contemporary to Hellenism in the west (4th to 2nd centuries BCE), golden age of early Classical Sanskrit literature
***Gupta Empire
**the Kingdoms of Ancient India as described in Sanskrit literature
**Middle kingdoms of India — during late antiquity and the early Middle Ages
***Indo-Greek Kingdom and Kushan Empire (2nd c. BCE to 3rd c. CE)

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