RELG 231:

Religions and Cultures of India

 

 

TIMELINE

 

 

 

60,000 BCE to 500 BCE

 

Major Developments

People, Places, Texts

 

Story of India

Course Topics

 

50,000 BCE: Beachcombers. 

First migrations

into India.

3000-1900 BCE: Indus Valley Civilization

 

2000-1500 BCE: Aryan incursions

 

 

John Marshall (1924 CE)-Discovers Mohenjo-Daro 

 

Samhitas (1500-1000 BCE)

-Rg Veda (1500-1200 BCE)

 

Upanishads (800-400BCE)

 

Episode 1: Beginnings

 

Links:

Harappa 

Vedas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE VEDIC TRADITIONS
OF THE BRAHMANS

 

Early Vedic Religion: Traditions of Maintaining the World.

 

Late Vedic Religion: Traditions of Renouncing the World

 

 

 

 

500 BCE to 200 BCE

 

Major Developments

 

People, Places, Texts

 

Story of India

Course Topics

 

599-527 BCE: Mahavira lives (24th Tirthankara)

 

563-486 BCE: Siddharta Gautama lives (historical Buddha)

 

324-185 BCE: Mauryan Empire

 

261 BCE- Battle of Kalinga

 

400 BCE-400 CE: Mahabharata composed

 

200 CE-200 CE: Ramayana composed

 

324-298 BCE: Chanandragupta Maurya

 

269-233 BCE: Ashoka rules (Mauryan Empire)

 

 

Episode 2: The Power of Ideas

 

Links:

 

 

 

 

 

300 BCE to 1000 CE

 

Major Developments

People, Places, Texts

 

Story of India

Course Topics

 

 

 

 

1100 CE to 1700 CE

 

Major Developments

People, Places, Texts

 

Story of India

Course Topics