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Professor Akira Shimada,
Department of History and Asian Studies
Scholar Escort, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad

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  • 1. A Brief History of India Professor Akira Shimada New Paltz Department of History and Asian Studies Scholar Escort, Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad
  • 2. Indus Valley Civilization or Harappa Culture
    • Harappan (7000-3500 BCE)
    • Early Harappan (3500-2600 BCE)
    • Mature Harappan (2600-1900 BCE)
      • Mohenjodaro and Harappa
    • Late Harappan (1900-1700 BCE)
  • 3. Mohenjo-daro
  • 4. Sarnath (first sermon and monastary)
  • 5.  
  • 6. Ashokan Pillar Capital Sarnath
  • 7. The Kushana-Satavahanas (1st AD-3rd CE)
  • 8. The Gupta Dynasty (310-550 CE)
  • 9. Ajanta Caves 1 st century BCE and 5 th century CE
  • 10. Ajanta Cave II (Queen’s Cave)
  • 11. Ceiling Painting
  • 12. Ellora 16 (Kailasanatha Temple) Rāshrakuta Period (8-9 th century)
  • 13. Slave Dynasty (1206-1290)
  • 14. Alai Darwaza and Qutb Minar Delhi, ca. 1200
  • 15.  
  • 16. Mughal Empire (1526-1857)
  • 17. Taj Mahal, c. 1630
  • 18. British Expansion into India
    • 1611: First English trading station (factory) was set up at Masulipatan, S. E. India
    • 1613: Set up factory at Surat (Mughal port)
    • 1615: Ambassador Thomas Roe visited Mughal court and got permission to set factories inland (e.g. Agra)
    • 1623: Amboina Massacre
  • 19. EIC Expansion
    • 1611: First English trading station (factory) at Masulipatan (S. E. India)
    • 1613: Factory at Surat (W. India
    • 1615: Ambassador Thomas Roe visited Mughal court
    • 1661: British acquisition of Bombay
    • 1640: Set St. George Fort at Madras
    • 1702: Built St. Williams Fort at Calcutta
  • 20. British India (mid 19 th century)
    • EIC territory
      • Bengal Presidency (North and Central India)
      • Bombay Presidency (Konkan, West Deccan and Sind)
      • Madras (Carnatic and Malabar)
  • 21. 1857 Revolt
    • Sepoy Mutiny or first war of Independence occurred at N. India
    • Started May 10 1857 and continued until September (even after outside Delhi)
    • Result
      • Mughal-s officially ended
      • India became the official territory of the British empire