The History of Bihar in Timeline (560 BC to 2000 AD)

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  • 560-480 BCE: Buddha
  • Before 325 BCE: Nanda clan in Magadha, Licchavis in Vaishali
  • 325-185 BCE: Maurya Dynasty
  • 250 BCE: 3rd Buddhist Council
  • 185 BCE-80 CE: Sunga Dynasty
  • 80 – 240: Regional kings
  • 240 – 600: Gupta Dynasty
  • 600 – 650: Harsha Vardhana
  • 750 – 1200: Pala Dynasty
  • 1200: Muhammad of Ghori’s army, destroys the universities at Nalanda and Vikramshila
  • 1200-1250: Decline of Buddhism
  • 1250-1526: Ruled by Delhi Sultanate (Muslim Turks – Tughluqs, Sayyids, Lodis)
  • 1526-1540: Babur defeats last Delhi sultan, establishes Mughal Empire
  • 1540-1555: Suri dynasty captures empire from Mughals (including Shershah Suri who built the Grand Trunk Road)
  • 1526-1757: Mughal dynasty resumes
  • 1757-1857: British East India Company rule
  • 1857: Revolt of 1857
  • 1857-1947: British Raj rule
  • 1912: Province of Bihar & Orissa separated from Bengal
  • 1935: Bihar and Orissa become separate provinces
  • 1947: Indian Independence; Bihar becomes a state
  • 2000: Bihar divided into two states – north part remains “Bihar”, southern becomes Jharkhand
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