India's history is tied to its geography.
2500 B.C.- It all begins with the formation of the Indus Valley
. The Indus Valley Civilization developed around the valley of the Indus Valley which is now in Pakistan.
2000 B.C- The Indus Valley Civilization collapsed.
1500 B.C- The
Aryan People from the region between India and Europe, invaded India
from north, spreading through the Indus Valley and Ganges Valley(a holy
326 B.C - Alexander The Great of Macedon, which is located in Greece, crossed the Indus Valley and into India.
50 A.D - The Roman Empire and India begin to trade.
320-550 A.D - India is ruled by
the Gupta Empire and Hinduism becomes a major religion. Literature,
art, architecture, and science are taught during this age of peace and
1600s - Holland,
Britian, and France establish trading posts to gain access to India's
spices, rice, silk, tea, and jewels.
1638 - Emperer Shah Jahan began the construction of the Taj Mahal in memory of his beloved wife, Mumtaz.
1858 - The British take control of India.
1915 - Mohandas
Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Ganhi or "Great Soul", launches a
campaign against violent acts in India to defeat the British.
1947 - India
gains independence from Great Britian and India is divided into two
countries, India and Pakistan.
1948 - Mahatma Gandhi is assasinated at a prayer meeting.
1966 - Indira Gandhi, who is not related to Mahatma Gandhi, becomes the first women prime minister of India