A Brief History of India.

Explore 5000 years of Indian history visually. Go from a novice in Indian history to a pro in under 90 minutes.
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  • Lectures 13
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2013 English

Course Description

Have you ever wondered how one-sixth of humanity lives in India?

Have you ever wondered the story behind India's immense diversity?

Have you ever been curious about various events that changed India?

Whether you are an Indian trying to understand your own country or a foreigner trying to get a handle of India, this course would be apt.

You can finish this course in a couple of hours. The course is predominantly video based and a lot of effort is put into making the 170 slides for this course.

What are the requirements?

  • The student needs to come with an open mind. No basic requirements.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course you will have strong understanding of Indian history.

Who is the target audience?

  • Indians and non-Indians curious about India, travelers to India, students and executives who are managing Indian employees.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Intro.
Section 2: Geography and stone age.
How India's geography shaped the history.
Migration of humans from Africa to India.
Section 3: Ancient India
Indus Valley Civilization (3300 BC - 1700 BC)
Vedic Era (1500 BC - 300 BC)
Mauryan Empire (3rd century BC)
Section 4: Classical & Medieval era
Classic Era (200 BC - 1200 AD)
Hindu - Islamic Era (1200 - 1800 AD)
Section 5: Modern India.
Age of Colonialism (17th - 19th centuries)
First war of Indian Independence.
Freedom Struggle (1857-1947)
India after Independence (1947 - )
Section 6: Summary and Takeaways
Slide deck.
172 pages

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Instructor Biography

Balaji Viswanathan, Finance Instructor at Udemy

Balaji has a MS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and currently finishing up his MBA at Babson College. Babson ranks the world's #1 business school for Entrepreneurship.

He has 7+ years experience trading in stocks and has worked as a financial analyst for a boutique investment firm, besides working as a student fellow at a top venture capital firm in Boston. Balaji has also worked for 4 years at Microsoft Redmond as a Software Developer. In the past 4 years, he has served in a leadership role at multiple startups. In the summer of 2013, his financial technology startup got selected into the Jumpstart Foundry program and got seed money from the investors there.

Balaji has been an active blogger for the past 8 years and has over 14000 followers on Quora - a popular Q&A site. http://www.quora.com/Balaji-Viswanathan-2

Balaji's primary expertise lies in finance, business development and coding.

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