Ahom Kingdom

The Ahom kingdom was a Shan–Burmese–Assamese kingdom that ruled the Brahmaputra Valley and modern–day Assam, India, from 1228 to 1826. The kingdom was established by the Shan prince Sukaphaa, a descendant of the first Shan ruler of Assam, Nyuwa Namti. It was the last major kingdom in mainland Southeast Asia before the arrival of the … Read more

Bhakti Saints & their time period

●Shankara (788 – 820 AD) ●Ramanuja (1017-1137 A.D) ●Basava (12th Century) ●Madhva (1238-1319 AD) ●Ramanada (15th century) ●Kabir (1440-1510 AD) ●Chaitanya (1468-1533 AD) ●Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1538 AD) ●Purandara (15th century) ●Dadu Dayal (1544-1603 AD) ●Surdas (1483-1563 AD) ●Vallabhacharya (1479-1531 AD) ●Shankaradeva (1499-1569 AD) ●Mirabai (1498-1563 AD) ●Haridas (1478-1573 AD) ●Tulasidas (1532-1623 AD) ●Namdeva (1270-1309 … Read more

Important Foreign Travellers to India

Foreign Travellers Period of Stay Description Megasthenes 302 B.C. – 298 B.C. He was the ambassador of Seleucus. He visited India during the supremacy of Chandragupta Maurya. Chandragupta was known to the Greeks as Sandrocottus. He was also the author of the book ‘Indica’. Deimachos 320-273 BC Greek Ambassador Come as ambassador to Bindusāra or … Read more

Jain architecture

Jain architecture is an offshoot of Hindu and Buddhist styles. In the initial years, many Jain temples were made adjoining the Buddhist temples following the Buddhist rock-cut style. Initially these temples were mainly carved out of rock faces and the use of bricks was almost negligible. However, in later years Jains started building temple-cities on … Read more

Bhakti & Sufi Movement

Sufism is the mystical movement against orthodox practice in Islam, while the Bhakti movement refers to the trend in medieval Hinduism that sought to bring religious reforms by adopting the method of devotion to achieve salvation. Similarities between bhaktism and Sufism were: The Bhakti and Sufi movements showed the people that the existence of God … Read more

Contribution of Tribal People In the Indian Independence Movement

Tribal people are considered as the people who live in simple societies with its member coming from the same ethnicity, speaking common dialect and share a strong relationship with their surroundings. For a large part of our history, they lived in harmony with the mainland Hindus having kingdoms. The relationship between the two communities existed … Read more

Important Ancient Inscriptions & Edicts

Inscriptions study is called epigraphy and the study of the old writing used in inscriptions and other old records is called palaeography. Inscriptions were carved on seals, stone pillars, rocks, copper plates, temple walls and bricks or images. In the country as a whole, the earliest inscriptions were recorded on stone. But in the early … Read more


Gautama Buddha and Buddhism Gautama Buddha or Siddhartha was a contemporary of Mahavira. According to tradition he was bom in 563 BC. in a Shakya kshatriya family in Lumbini in Nepal near Kapilavastu, which is identified with Piprahwa and-close to the foothills of Nepal. Gautama’s father seems to have been the elected ruler of Kapilavastu … Read more