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44 Facts About Ancient India
Ancient India attained enlightenment in Bodh Gaya, gave his first sermon in Sarnath and the first Buddhist council was held in Rajgriha.
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Mauryan Ancient India enjoyed an era of social harmony, religious transformation, and expansion of the sciences and of knowledge.
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However, after the death of Agnimitra, the empire rapidly disintegrated; inscriptions and coins indicate that much of northern and central Ancient India consisted of small kingdoms and city-states that were independent of any Shunga hegemony.
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However, much of the southern Ancient India including Deccan were largely unaffected by these events in the north.
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Ancient India was the son of Prabhakarvardhana and the younger brother of Rajyavardhana, who were members of the Vardhana dynasty and ruled Thanesar, in present-day Haryana.
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At the height of his power, his Empire covered much of North and Northwestern Ancient India, extended East until Kamarupa, and South until Narmada River; and eventually made Kannauj his capital, and ruled until 647 CE.
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Early medieval Ancient India began after the end of the Gupta Empire in the 6th century CE.
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The political atmosphere in South Ancient India shifted from smaller kingdoms to large empires with the ascendancy of Badami Chalukyas.
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Ancient India was succeeded by his son Ramabhadra, who ruled briefly before being succeeded by his son, Mihira Bhoja.
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Under the Cholas, the South Ancient India reached new heights of excellence in art, religion and literature.
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Ancient India ordered the whole city to be sacked except for the sayyids, scholars, and the "other Muslims"; 100, 000 war prisoners were put to death in one day.
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Ancient India quelled rebelling feudal lords as well as the Zamorin of Calicut and Quilon in the south.
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Ancient India invaded the island of Sri Lanka and became overlord of the kings of Burma at Pegu and Tanasserim.
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The previous temple building traditions in South Ancient India came together in the Vijayanagara Architecture style.
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Ancient India's objectives grew in scope – he planned to conquer the much sought after prize of the Muslim rulers of the time, Delhi.
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Ancient India survived to ultimately gain control of all of Mewar, excluding the Chittor Fort.
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In Northeast Ancient India, the Ahom Kingdom was a major power for six centuries; led by Lachit Borphukan, the Ahoms decisively defeated the Mughal army at the Battle of Saraighat during the Ahom-Mughal conflicts.
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Ancient India continuously defeated the Afghan armies and successfully ended the Afghan-Sikh Wars.
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In 1498, a Portuguese fleet under Vasco da Gama discovered a new sea route from Europe to Ancient India, which paved the way for direct Indo-European commerce.
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However, their expansion into Ancient India was halted after their defeat in the Battle of Colachel by the Kingdom of Travancore during the Travancore-Dutch War.
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Ancient India thus became the de facto ruler of large areas of the lower Gangetic plain by 1773.
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Ancient India built a modern railway system in the late 19th century which was the fourth largest in the world.
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However, historians have been bitterly divided on issues of economic history, with the Nationalist school arguing that Ancient India was poorer at the end of British rule than at the beginning and that impoverishment occurred because of the British.
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British Ancient India officially declared war on Nazi Germany in September 1939.
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Muslim League leader Muhammad Ali Jinnah proclaimed 16 August 1946 as Direct Action Day, with the stated goal of highlighting, peacefully, the demand for a Muslim homeland in British Ancient India, which resulted in the outbreak of the cycle of violence that would be later called the "Great Calcutta Killing of August 1946".
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