decided to write an article on Indian history, I wondered for a while, how can
one write an article in a page or two about the history of humans for over 5000
years, about the land where all human pasts are still alive, about the story of
India, the Incredible India! India is the only land on the earth where the unbroken
chain of human history is there. So , I decided to split the article in to 4
parts, pre-literature, literature, pre-modern and modern histories of India.
The first par...
Siddhartha Gautama lived in the present-day border area
between India and Nepal in the 6th century before Christ; his exact birth date
is unknown. Because the life of the historical Buddha is inseparable from
legend, the following text is not meant to be a historically exact biography,
but a short life story based on what has been passed down by generations. The
dates are based on present day historians' mainstream view.
563 BC - Birth
Siddhartha Gautama is born in Lumbini, near the