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History of India from the earliest Times to 600 CE
UNIT-I (50 marks; 40 lectures)

Sources of Early Indian History
1.1 Classification and importance of both Literary and Archaeological sources
1.2 Understanding the nature of the sources for each period
1.3 History and Itihasa

Changing Relationship between people and landscape, from hunter-gatherers to post
Harappan cultures in the Indian subcontinent
2.1 The importance of understanding archaeological cultures viz a` viz landscape features-
Hunter Gatherers to Early Pastoralists and Agriculturists
2.2 An over view of archaeological cultures in the subcontinent- pre-Mehrgarh , Mehrgarh and
contemporary to Mehrgarh
2.3 Early/Pre Harappan Cultures-Prelude to Harappan Civilization -Harappan Civilization- the First

2.4 Pastoralist/Early agriculturist Cultures contemporary to the Harappan-various Neolithic and
Chalcolithic cultures of the Indian subcontinent
2.5 Decline of the Harappan civilization-Late/Post Harappan Cultures- a) Cemetery H phase, b)
Gandhara Grave phase, c) Lustrous Red Ware.

Module –III
The Vedic Corpus and transition to the age of Janapadas and Mahajanapadas
(c.1500BCE-400 BCE)
3.1 Spread of settlements -Political situation
3.2 Aryan Debate
3.3 Archaeological cultures beyond the Vedic milieu—Ochre coloured pottery, Black &Red
Ware and Painted Grey Ware
3.4Transition from chiefdom to kingdom- the Ganasangha tradition- sixteen mahajanapadas-
Pre-eminence of Magadha

Mauryan & Post –Mauryan India (c. 400BCE-300CE)
4.1 Nature and extent of the Mauryan empire
4.2 Asoka’s Dhamma
4.3 Decline of the Empire - rise of regional power centres in the post Mauryan period.
4.4 Central Asian intervention in north Indian politics focusing on the Indo-Greeks and the
4.5 The Satavahanas and their struggle with the Saka Kshatrapas of western India
4.6 Kings and chieftains –the Cheras, Cholas and Pandyas- Sangam literature and archaeological
Module- V
The Age of the Guptas (c.300CE – 600CE)
Historical situation of India in 300CE—Emergence of the Gupta empire
The Empire in its mature form- Political achievements of the rulers-disintegration of the
Administrative structure of the empire with special reference to Bengal
Notion of Classical age and Threshold times
An introduction to the contemporary dynasties like the Vakatakas, the Kadambas etc.

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