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Indo-Saka / Indo-Scythian Kingdoms. India's name comes from the Indus River. The  ancient mythological emperor, Bharata, in the Indian epic Mahabharata. In writings called  Puranas (religious/historical texts 5th century CE) The land was, therefore, known as Bharatavarsha (`the sub-continent of Bharata’). Homonid activity in the Indian sub-continent stretches back over 250,000 years and it is, therefore, one of the oldest inhabited regions on the planet.

The Demise of the Indo-Scythians. After the death of Azes II (circa 12 BC), the…

The Kushan Empire was a syncretic empire, formed by Yuezhi, in the Bactrian territories in the early 1st century. It spread to encompass much of Afghanistan, and then the northern parts of the Indian subcontinent at least as far as Saketa and Sarnath near Varanasi (Benares), where inscriptions have been found dating to the era of the Kushan emperor Kanishka the Great.

The Kushan Empire was a syncretic empire, formed by Yuezhi, in the Bactrian…

The Mughals were the successors of the Timurids and their armies reflected their Mongol inheritance.  The Mughals were the most successful Muslim conquerors of India reaching its apex under Aurangzeb Almagir (1658-1707), The last Mughal emperor was deposed by the British for his complicity in the Indian Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Siraj ud-Daulah was the last independent Nawab of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa.

The Mughals were the successors of the Timurids and their armies reflected their Mongol inheritance. The Mughals were the most successful Muslim conquerors of India reaching its apex under Aurangzeb Almagir (1658-1707), The last Mughal emperor was deposed by the British for his complicity in the Indian Sepoy Mutiny of 1857. Siraj ud-Daulah was the last independent Nawab of Bengal, Bihar, and Orissa.

The Hephthalite Empire (white huns)   (in the first half of the 6th century), - the territories of present-day Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, India and China. Its stronghold  was Tokharistan in the Hindu Kush mountains, present-day northeastern Afghanistan. By 479, the Hephthalites had conquered Sogdiana and driven the Kidarites westwards, and by 493 they had captured areas of present-day northwestern China (Dzungaria and the Tarim…

Hephthalite (White Hun), Successor Kingdoms in 600 AD.

Czyli o przedniemieckiej historii Niemiec (Deutschland, Duitsland, Germany, Allemagne, Alemania, Německo, Almanya, Германия, Saksamaa, Немачка, Tyskland, Németország) i reszty Europy. Uwaga! Istnie…

Niemcy? Jacy Niemcy? – Historia Europy 600 – 1000 A. D.

Historical map of Europe in the year 800 AD. Mystery of History Volume Lesson 40

The decline of the Mughal empire and Indian disunity contributed to British success. Agents of the British East India Company were drawn into local wars as the Mughal empire disintegrated during the eighteenth century.

Find mughal empire map, highlights the empire during Babur, Akbar and Aurangzeb with cities and boundaries where they ruled.

The Mauryan Emperors were succeeded in Magadha by the Sunga and Kanva rulers, while the Greeks, the Parthians, the Sakas and the Kushanas ruled the north-west frontier. In the trans-Vindhyan India a new power was rising under the Satavahanas.

The Mauryan Emperors were succeeded in Magadha by the Sunga and Kanva rulers, while the Greeks, the Parthians, the Sakas and the Kushanas ruled the north-west frontier. In the trans-Vindhyan India a new power was rising under the Satavahanas.

The northward drift of India from 71 Ma ago to present time. Note the simultaneous counter-clockwise rotation of India. Collision of the Indian continent w/Eurasia occurred at about 55 Ma. Source: www.usgs.org

gif - The km plus journey of the India landmass (Indian Plate) before its collision with Asia (Eurasian Plate) about 40 to 50 million years ago

So you see South India was well active during the Mahabharata period and also participated in the war of the Mahabharata. If you visit the Nilgiris and talk to the Irula tribe they will enlighten you more about the links between the Pandavas and the South India.

Mahabharat Story: Summary & Complete Book (PDF) in English & Hindi

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