Pre-1947 Indian Subcontinent History Quiz

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When did anatomically modern humans first arrive on the Indian subcontinent?

Between 73,000 and 55,000 years ago

When did settled life begin to spread in South Asia?

Around 7000 BCE

When did the Indus Valley civilization flourish?

Between 2500 BCE and 1900 BCE

What marked the Vedic Period (1500–500 BCE)?

Composition of large collections of hymns (Vedas)

What social structure was stratified via the varna system during the Vedic Period?

Varna system

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Early Human History in India

  • Anatomically modern humans first arrived on the Indian subcontinent around 75,000 years ago.

Development of Settled Life

  • Settled life began to spread in South Asia around 7000 BCE.

The Indus Valley Civilization

  • The Indus Valley civilization flourished from 3300 to 1300 BCE.

The Vedic Period

  • The Vedic Period occurred from 1500 to 500 BCE.
  • This period was marked by the composition of the Vedas, the oldest Hindu scriptures.
  • The varna system, a stratified social structure, emerged during this period, dividing society into four hierarchical groups: Brahmins, Kshatriyas, Vaishyas, and Shudras.

Test your knowledge of the pre-1947 history of the Indian subcontinent with this quiz. Explore the ancient origins, early settlements, and key events that shaped the history of India.

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