History of Bihar
The history of Bihar is one of the most varied in India. Ancient Bihar, known as Magadha,was originally known as vihar.. was the centre of power, learning, and culture in India for 1000 years. India's...
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Gupta Empire
The Gupta Empire (Sanskrit: गुप्तसाम्राज्य, Gupta Sāmrājya) was an ancient Indian empire, founded by Maharaja Sri Gupta, which existed from approximately 320 to 550 CE and covered much of the Indi...
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Mahipala
Mahipala I (c. 988 – 1038 CE) is considered the second founder of the Pala dynasty. Gopala I established the dynastic rule of the Palas in the middle of the 8th century CE. The Pala Dynasty ruled Ben...
Ashokavadana
The Ashokavadana (Sanskrit: अशोकावदान, "Narrative of Ashoka") is a 2nd-century CE text that describes the birth and reign of the Maurya Emperor Ashoka the Great. It contains legends as well as his...
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Samudragupta
Samudragupta, ruler of the Gupta Empire (c. 335 – c. 375 CE), and successor to Chandragupta I, is considered to be one of the greatest military geniuses in Indian history. He was the third ruler of th...
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Varahamihira
Varāhamihira  pronunciation  (Devanagari: वराहमिहिर) (505–587 CE), also called Varaha or Mihir, was an Indian astronomer, mathematician, and astrologer who lived in Ujjain. He was born in A...
Mahajanapadas
Mahājanapada (Sanskrit: महाजनपद, Mahājanapada, literally "great realm" from maha, "great", and janapada "foothold of a tribe", "country") refers to one of the sixteen kingdoms and oligarchic republics...
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Brihadrathas dynasty
The Magadha empire was established very likely by semi-mythical king Jarasandha who was, as it stated in the Puranas, a son of Brihadratha, one of the descendants of eponymical Puru. Jarasandha appear...
Raghuvaṃśa
Raghuvamsha (Sanskrit: रघुवंश, Raghuvaṃśa) is a Sanskrit mahakavya (epic poem) by the most celebrated Sanskrit poet Kalidasa. It narrates, in 19 sargas (cantos), the stories related to the Raghu d...
Arthashastra
The Arthashastra (Sanskrit: अर्थशास्त्र; IAST: Arthaśāstra) is an ancient Indian treatise on statecraft, economic policy and military strategy, written in Sanskrit. It identifies its author by the nam...
Indian numerals
Indian numerals are the symbols representing numbers in India. These numerals are generally used in the context of the decimal Hindu–Arabic numeral system, and are distinct from, though related by des...
Ancient Universities of India
A variety of ancient higher-learning institutions were developed in many cultures to provide institutional frameworks for scholarly activities. These ancient centres were sponsored and overseen by cou...
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Magadha Kingdom
Magadha was a kingdom ruled by Vedic civilization kings. Jarasandha was the greatest among them during epic times. His capital was Rajagriha or Rajgir a modern hill resort in Bihar. Jarasandha's conti...
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Bindusara
Bindusara Maurya (c. 320 BC – 272 BC) was emperor of the Maurya Empire from 298 BC – 272 BC. During his reign, the empire expanded southwards. He had two well-known sons, Susima and Ashoka, who were t...
Kumaragupta I
Kumaragupta I, also known as Shakraditya and Mahendraditya, was an emperor of the Gupta Empire in 415–455 CE. He was the son of his predecessor, Chandragupta II, and Dhruvadevi (also known as Dhruvasv...
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Sher Shah Suri
Sher Shah Suri (1486 – 22 May 1545) (Pashto: فريد خان شير شاہ سوري‎ – Farīd Xān Šer Šāh Sūrī, birth name Farid Khan, also known as Sher Khan, "The Lion King") was the founder of the Sur Empi...
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Kanva dynasty
The Kanva or Kanvayana Dynasty replaced the Sunga dynasty in Magadha, and ruled in the Eastern part of India from 75 BCE to 30 BCE.The last ruler of the Sunga dynasty, Devabhuti, was overthrown by Vas...
Chanakya
Chanakya ( pronunciation ; 350 – 275 BCE)was an Indian teacher, philosopher, and royal advisor.Originally a professor of economics and political science at the ancient Takshashila University...
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Bimbisara
Bimbisara (558 BC –491 BC) was a King, and later, Emperor of the Magadha empire from 542 BC till 492 BC and belonged to the Haryanka dynasty. His expansion of the kingdom, especially his annexation of...
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Anga Kingdom
Anga was a kingdom in the Eastern parts of India. Anga king Romapada was a friend of Kosala king Dasaratha. Kosala Princess Santha, elder to Raghava Rama, lived as the daughter of Romapada, since he w...
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Vishnu Sharma
Vishnu Sharma (Sanskrit: विष्णुशर्मन् / विष्णुशर्मा) was an Indian scholar and author who is believed to have written the Panchatantra collection of fables. The exact period of the composition of the ...
Aryabhata
Aryabhata (Sanskrit: आर्यभट; IAST: Āryabhaṭa) or Aryabhata I (476–550 CE) was the first in the line of great mathematician-astronomers from the classical age of Indian mathematics and Indian astro...
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Panchatantra
The Panchatantra (IAST: Pañcatantra, Sanskrit: पञ्चतन्त्र, 'Five Principles or Techniques') is an ancient Indian collection of interrelated animal fables in verse and prose, arranged within a fram...
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Ambapali
Amrapāli, also known as "Ambapālika" or "Ambapali", was a nagarvadhu (royal courtesan) of the republic of Vaishali in ancient India around 500 BC. Following the Buddha's teachings she became an arahan...
2008 attacks on North Indians in Maharashtra
The 2008 attacks on Uttar Pradeshi and Bihari migrants in Maharashtra began on 3 February 2008 after violent clashes between workers of two political parties—Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and Samaj...
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Veer Kunwar Singh
Babu Veer Kunwar Singh (1777–1858), one of the leaders of the Indian Revolutionary of 1857 belonged to a royal Ujjaini house of Jagdispur, currently a part of Bhojpur district, Bihar state, India. At ...
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Sikh gurus
The Sikh Gurus established Sikhism over the centuries, beginning in the year 1469. Sikhism was founded by the first guru, Guru Nanak, and subsequently, each guru, in succession, was referred to as "Na...
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Decline of Buddhism in India
The decline of Buddhism in India, the land of its birth, occurred for a variety of reasons and happened even as it continued to flourish beyond the frontiers of India.Buddhism had seen a steady growth...
Decline of Buddhism in India - Wikipedia
Guru Gobind Singh
Guru Gobind Singh ( pronunciation ;born Gobind Rai; 22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708) was the last of the 10 Sikh Gurus. He was a warrior, poet and philosopher. He succeeded his father Guru...
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Kama Sutra
The Kama Sutra (Sanskrit: कामसूत्र  pronunciation , Kāmasūtra) is an ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature ...
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