Outline of South Asian history

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to the history of South Asia:

History of South Asia South Asia includes the contemporary political entities of the Indian subcontinent and associated islands, therefore, its history includes the histories of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bhutan, and the island nations of Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

By period


Stone Age

South Asian Stone Age   (50,000–3000 BCE)

Bronze Age

Bronze Age India   (3000–1300 BCE)

Iron Age

Iron Age   (1200–230 BCE)

Middle kingdoms

Middle kingdoms of India   (230 BCE–1279CE)

Late medieval period

Late medieval period   (1206–1596)

Early modern period

Early modern period   (1526–1858)

European colonial period

Colonial period   (1510–1961 CE)

Kingdoms of Sri Lanka

Kingdoms of Sri Lanka

History of South Asia, by region

History of South Asia, by subject

See also


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