General Studies Paper 1UPSC Books

Ancient Indian History

What is the history of Ancient India?

History is an important subject of civil services examination. As it entails ancient India history, medieval Indian history, modern Indian history and world history, it becomes imperative for aspirants to have the list of history books for IAS Exam preparation.

  • Prehistoric period
  • Harappan / Indus Valley Civilization
  • Vedic Age
  • Mahajanapadas and Rise of Magadha
  • Religious Reforms
  • Iranian & Macedonian Invasion
  • Mauryan Age
  • Post Mauryan Age
  • Gupta Age
  • Sangam Age
  • Regional Kingdoms
  • Post Gupta Age

The Mature Indus civilization flourished from about 2600 to 1900 BCE, marking the beginning of urban civilization on the Indian subcontinent. The civilization included cities such as Harappa, Ganeriwala, and Mohenjo-daro in modern-day Pakistan, and Dholavira, Kalibangan, Rakhigarhi, and Lothal in modern-day India.

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