Indian History-Timeline-Short Notes – SSC JE Series

Indian History-Timeline-Short Notes – SSC JE Series, High Yield Points Study Notes for SSC JE. Talking about history cannot be completed without the famous dates and years. In all SSC/PSU  examinations, history has an importance and considered one of the toughest among “General Studies” (GS) portion. To ease the pain of studying history, we have compiled the dates/years in a chronological order. These tables will help you in memorizing the sequence of events of Indian History.

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Paleolithic Age:
Time: Before 10,000  BC
Feature: Crude stone tools.

Mesolithic Age:
Time: 10,000 – 4,000 BC
Feature: Small, sharp pointed tools.

Neolithic Age:
Time: 4,000- 1,800 BC
Feature: Agriculture started, Domestication of animals.

Chalcolithic Age (Eneolithic Period or Copper Age):
Neolithic Age: 1,800 – 1,000 BC
Feature: Copper and bronze tools.

Iron Age:
Time: 1,000 – 2,00 BC
Feature: Use of Iron started.

Indian History-Timeline-Short Notes – SSC JE Series

Classification of time, based on Indian History

Indian history – Ancient India: Till 650 AD

Time PeriodFeature / Events
2350 - 1750 BCIndus Civilisation
1500 - 600 BCAryan Age/Vedic Age
1500 - 1000 BCEarlier Vedic Age
1000 - 600 BCLater Vedic Age
600 - 400 BCAge of transformation/ Religious Movements
600 - 321 BCMagadha Empire
600 – 413 BC -Haryanka dynasty
413–345 BC - Shishunaga dynasty
345–321 BC - Nanda Dynasty
321 - 185 BCMaurya Dynasty
185 - 319 ADPre Gupta Period/Post Maurya Period
319 - 550 ADGupta Age (Golden Age)
550 - 750 ADPost Gupta Period
606 - 647 AD - Harshavardhan; Capital: Kannauj

Indian history – Medieval India: 650- 1857 AD

PeriodEvent / features/Rular
750 - 1000 ADThree Party Struggle
750-1150 Palas
730- 1036 Pratiharas
752 - 973 Rashtrakutas
850-1279 ADChola Empire (South India )
Invasion1001-1526 - Mahmud of Ghazni 
1191 -1192 Battle Of Tarain
1175 - 1206 Muhammad Ghori
1206-1526 ADDelhi Sultanate (Sultanate Period)
1206 - 1290Slave Dynasty
1206-10 Qutubuddin Aibak
1211-36 Iltutmish
1236-40 Razia Sultan
1240-42 Bahram Shah
1242-46 Masud Shah
1266-87 Giyasuddin Balban
1290-1320 ADKhilji Dynasty
1290-96 Jalaluddin Khilji
1296- 1316 Alauddin Khilji 
1320-1414 ADTughlaq Dynasty
1320-25 Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
1325-51 Mohammad-bin Tughlaq
1351-88 Firoz Shah Tughlaq
1336-1565ADVijayanagar Empire
1414- 1450 ADSayyid Dynasty
1451 - 1526 ADLodhi Dynasty,
1451-88 Bahlol Lodhi,
1489-1517 Sikandar Lodhi, 
1517-26 Ibrahim Lodhi, 1526 AD - 1st Battle of Panipat
Bhakti Movement

Indian history – Mughal Period

1526-1540 & 1555-1857 ADMugal Empire
1530-40 & 1555-56Humayun
1556-1695 ADAkhbar
1605 - 1627 ADJahangir
1628- 1658 ADShahjahan
1658- 1707 ADAurangzeb
1837 - 1857 ADBahadur Shah II (Last Mugal Emperor)

Indian history –  Modern India: 1857 – Onwards

PeriodEvent / Feature / Ruler
1608Captain. William Hawkins
1691Duty free trade in Bengal; by Aurangzeb order.
1700Fort William Est. (Calcutta)
17572nd Jan -Treaty of Alinagar
23 June- Battle of Plassey (B/w EEC and Sirajuddaula)
1757-60 Mir Jafar
1760-64Mir Qasim
1761- 3rd Battle of Panipat
1764 ADBattle of Buxor (B/w EEC vs Mir Qasim + Shujauddaula + Shah Alam II )
1765 ADTreaty of Allahabad

Indian history –  Governor General And Viceroy 

PeriodEvent / Features / Governor General/Act
1772-85Warren Hastings
1773- Regulating Act.
1784- Pitts India Act
1798-1805Arthur Welleslay
18131st Chartered Act.
1828 - 35William Bentinck
18332nd Chartered Act.
-Doctrine of lapse.
1854- Wood's Despatch
18533rd Chartered Act.
1857Revolt of 1857 Sepoy Mutiny
1858Govt. of India Act.
PeriodViceroy / Event/ Acts
1858-62Lord Canning
1864-69Lord Lawrence
1869-72Lord Mayo
1872-76Lord Northbrook
1876-80Lord Lytton
1880-84Lord Ripon
1884-88Lord Dufferin
1888-94Lord Lansdowne
1899-1905Lord Curzon
1905-10Lord Minto II
1910-16Lord Hardinge
1916-21Lord Chelmford
1926-31Lord Irwin
1931-66Lord Willingdon
1947Lord Mountbatten
1948-1950C. Rajagopalachari (Last Governor General of Free India)

Indian history – Freedom Struggle

Period Event / Movement/Phase
1885Indian National congress
PhaseModerate phase (1885-1905)
Extremist Phase (1905-1918)
Gandhian Phase (1918-1947)
1905-08Anti-Partition Movement
1916-17Home Rule Movement
1917-18Three Movement
1. Champaran Campaign
2. Ahmedabad Mill Strike
3. Kheda Satyagraha
1918-47Gandhian Phase
1919Rowlatt Satyagraha
- Jallianwala Bagh Massacre
1919-22Khilafat Movemet
1920-22Non-Cooperative Movement
1927Simon Commission
1929Poorna Swaraj (Complete Independence)
1930-34Civil Disobedience
1930-Dandi March
-1st Round Table Conference
1931Gandhi Irwin Pact
19312nd Round Table Conference
1932Puna Pact
19353rd Round Table Conference
- Govt. Of India Act
1942Cripps Mission
Quit India Movement
1943Hunger Strike (Gandhi Ji)
- 21 day long
1946Cabinet Mission
1947Mountbatten Plan
1947The Indian Independence Act

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