Outline of South Asian history

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the history of South Asia:

History of South AsiaSouth Asia includes the contemporary political entities of the Indian subcontinent and associated islands, therefore, its history includes the histories of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and the island nations of Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

History of South Asia, by period

Prehistory of South Asia

Riwatian people

Soanian people

South Asian Stone Age

South Asian Stone Age   (50,000–3000 BCE)

South Asian Bronze Age

South Asian Bronze Age   (3000–1300 BCE)

Iron Age India

Iron Age   (1200–230 BCE)

Middle kingdoms of India

Middle kingdoms of India   (Classical period) (230 BCE–1279CE)

Medieval India

Late medieval period   (1206–1596)

Early modern period

Early modern period   (1526–1858)

Colonial India

Colonial period   (1510–1961 CE)

Other states

Other states (1102–1947)

Kingdoms of Sri Lanka

Kingdoms of Sri Lanka

History of South Asia, by region

History of South Asia, by subject

See also



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