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.

By period[edit]


Stone Age[edit]

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

Bronze Age[edit]

Bronze Age India   (3000–1300 BCE)

Iron Age[edit]

Iron Age   (1200–230 BCE)

Middle kingdoms[edit]

Middle kingdoms of India   (230 BCE–1279CE)

Late medieval period[edit]

Late medieval period   (1206–1596)

Early modern period[edit]

Early modern period   (1526–1858)

European colonial period[edit]

Colonial period   (1510–1961 CE)

Kingdoms of Sri Lanka[edit]

Kingdoms of Sri Lanka

History of South Asia, by region[edit]

History of South Asia, by subject[edit]

See also[edit]