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West African power associations are responsible for an array of arts, including masks, sculptures, and performances.
Abbreviated references in text; fuller references at foot of page. Some entries have precise dates, some have a range, and some are approximate - so the ordering is also subjective, but we have attempted to list events in rough chronological order, up to an arbitrary cutoff date of 1700 CE. No such list can be definitive.
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South Asian History: India General Overview Country Profiles General Information Maps
History Alexander in India , from The Great Homepage of Alexander Alexander , The Mauryans , and The Guptas .
Culture history, archaeological sites, and other information related to the past of Pakistan.
Those "Who wear cotton clothes, use the decimal system, enjoy the taste of [curried] chicken, play chess, or roll dice, and seek peace of mind or tranquility through meditation," writes historian Stanley Wolpert, "are indebted to India." India's deep-rooted civilization may appear exotic or even inscrutable to casual foreign observers, but a perceptive individual can see its evolution, shaped by a wide range of factors: extreme climatic conditions, a bewildering variety of people, a host of competing political overlords,enduring religious and philosophical beliefs, and complex linguistic and literary developments that led to the flowering of regional and pan-Indian culture during the last three millennia.
Given here is the Indian history in a brief and concise form. So go through Indian history.