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10 Questions on Kushan Dynasty & Post Mauryan Period

KushanThe Kushan rulers , a nomadic people residing in the steppes northwest of China,  were  a branch of the Yuezhi confederation . They moved southwest and settled in ancient Bactria. The only textual record we have of the empire’s history today comes from inscriptions and accounts in other languages, particularly Chinese.The empire declined from the 3rd century and fell to the Sassanid and Gupta Empires.

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  1. a>satavahanas
    b>guptas
    c>mauryas
    d>kushans

  2. Thank you in advance you smart people ! <3 🙂
    Question one: What happened to Buddhist beliefs in India during the Gupta Empire?
    Question two: What problems did rulers face in uniting India? How did the Bactrian Greeks influence Indian civilization? and What contributions did the Kushans make?
    Question three: Describe the Indian achievments in art, medicine, and technology
    Question four: How did Confucianism affect each of the following aspects of Chinese society: family life, education, and government?
    Question five: How did the First Emperor centralize power in China, how did the Han Dynasty build on the First Emperors achievments? What new policies did the Hand introduce?
    Don't just one person answer them all, that would be craaazy, but rather 1 person for mabye 2 questions each? Thank youu ;D

  3. hello! i am a NRI and i am interested to know about the indian history of independence and before independence? can any one tell me some sites and resources where i can find the detailed very detailed information of freedom struggle of india?

  4. What is the significance of the four “varnas”, the social classes in India, in the indian history?

  5. I am a non-Indian student trying to research why Indian nationals believe it is important to study their history.
    This is for a course on Indian history I am currently studying.
    Thanks Much!!
    What about Indian history is peculiar to the region that makes it of particular interest to students?

  6. What are some good books, or sites that have detailed history of India? I’ve been reading Bhagavadgita from Mahabharata which I guess has inspired me to learn more about Indian culture, but I don’t know where to start. Any help is appreciated

  7. I have to write an essay on this but I can’t find much information on how it changed the course of Indian history. Can someone please help me and list some ways on how it changed/affected Indian history? Thank you so much. 🙂

  8. It is actually some people of India(who have Saka/Kushan ancestory) and some Tamil politicians who perpetuate false aryan-dravida racial theory(fabricated by sons of satans in Europe) to keep it alive.

    Why???

    SUPPRESS SAKA/KUSHAN/GREEK ANCESTORY & HIJACK CREDIT FOR VEDIC TRADITION —-

    Actually a sizeable population of Indians do have saka/kushan ancestory. In NW India, 65% population is having Saka/Kushan/Parthian/Greek ancestory. Sakas/Kushans invaded and settled in India about 2000 years ago.

    Through the false Aryan migration theory , it is tried to suppress the migration of Sakas/Kushans and present it in distorted false picture of migration of Aryan during 1500 BC.
    They falsely and cleverly try to prove their lineage to Aryans and hide & suppress their lineage to Sakas/Kushans/Greek ancestory. Through this they try to hijack the credit of being architect of Vedas and Vedic tradition.
    On religious platform they may pretend that they don’t approve false aryan-non aryan theory but they actually like this false theory ,that is why they are perpetuating it through all means.

    TAMIL POLITICIANs-
    On the other hand, Tamil politicians tried/are trying to exploit political gains through this theory. They incite people and fill hatred in the mind of Tamilians ,fearing the influence of any national level political party. Tamil politicians who propagated further Aryan- Non Aryan mythical theory were encouraged and given publicity by British and caste Brahmins also.

    Did Tamils knew anything about this false theory before 200 years??? Do they have any folk tales or songs that may support this theory.

  9. They invaded and settled in India around 100BC and made forcible entry into upper section of Indian society as Indian culture was far more superior and colourful to their own parent culture.
    a sizeable population of india is having saka/kushan/bactrian/parthian ancestory. In NW india, 65 % population is having SCYTHIAN(saka)/Kushan/Bactrian ancestory.
    ” Based on analysis of coins, inscriptions, archeological finds and early Indian/Buddhist/Chinese/Greek/Persian manuscripts dating back to 500 BC, historians and ethnographers (e.g. Cunningham, Tod, Rapson, Ibbetson, Elliot, Ephilstone, Dahiya, Dhillon, Banerjea, Sharma, Sinha, Shrava, Puniya etc.) have shown that the traditional agrarian and artisan communities (e.g. Jats/Gujars/Tarkhans/Khatris/Rajputs/Lohars/Yadavs etc.) of the entire northwest are the descendants of Scythian tribes from central Asia (an aggressive and expansionist old Iranian speaking culture) who settled north-western southasia in successive waves between 5th century B.C. to 5th century AD. Sociological and ethnological information collected in colonial censuses shows that the majority (+65%) of the population of the northwest (“Sakasthan” including Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, northern Maharashtra and western UP) is of Saka origin . Terms like “Sakasthana” appear on ancient Saka inscriptions found as far as Mathur

  10. Insistence for racism and racial pride is like intoxicants. Religion must be kept away from this intoxicant.

    Some people have made divine Vedas synonymous with so called “Aryan” racist symbol. They created an image that Vedas means something “”Aryan”” and Aryan means “”North West India””.
    They present a picture as if present NW Indians i.e.(ARYANs) while singing Vedic verses, have had invaded and settled a few decades back and made racial cleaning of other races from north India.

    It is so rubbish and absurd !!!!! Indians like Nehru helped spreading these rubbish things.

    No racial matter at all in Vedas. These are divine revelations to ancient sages. No one knows, who were those sages?? Their race must have diffused in the ocean having waves of various human races over the passage of thousands of years.
    In north India, there had been numerous influx of different races and people from all sides.

    During 500BC to 500AD,there was massive invasion and arrival of non Vedic tribes like Scythian /Kushans/Huns/Parthians/ into India. Then Arabs, Turks, Mughals Afghans etc.

    In NW India 65% population is descendants of Greek/Scythians/Kushans/Hun.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRaXrH014CI
    Vedas belong to entire Humanity in general and to all Indians in particular because they were revealed and sung in India.
    ARYA means AR + YA ( means: one who is like spoke). As spoke is always directed towards axle(RATH NABH), so ARYA is directed towards TRUTH.
    **************************************…

  11. It is actually some people of India(who have Saka/Kushan ancestory) and some Tamil politicians who perpetuate false aryan-dravida racial theory(fabricated by sons of satans in Europe) to keep it alive.

    Why???

    SUPPRESS SAKA/KUSHAN/GREEK ANCESTORY—-

    Actually a sizeable population of Indians do have saka/kushan ancestory. In NW India, 65% population is having Saka/Kushan/Parthian/Greek ancestory. Sakas/Kushans invaded and settled in India about 2000 years ago.

    Through the false Aryan migration theory , it is tried to suppress the migration of Sakas/Kushans and present it in distorted false picture of migration of Aryan during 1500 BC.
    They falsely and cleverly try to prove their lineage to Aryans and hide & suppress their lineage to Sakas/Kushans/Greek ancestory.
    On religious platform they may pretend that they don’t approve false aryan-non aryan theory but they actually like this false theory ,that is why they are perpetuating it through all means.

    TAMIL POLITICIANs-
    On the other hand, Tamil politicians tried/are trying to exploit political gains through this theory. They incite people and fill hatred in the mind of Tamilians ,fearing the influence of any national level political party. Tamil politicians who propagated further Aryan- Non Aryan mythical theory were encouraged and given publicity by British and caste Brahmins also.

    Did Tamils knew anything about this false theory before 200 years??? Do they have any folk tales or songs that may support this theory.
    @ J,
    Not only Alexander(GREEK) but Scythian(SAKA), Kushan and Parthian invasion and settlement too took place. They polluted and distorted Vedic culture a lot.
    Afterwards, ISLAMIC( arab, turk,mughal) culture and tradition that arrived and settled in India, it helped revive ancient Vedic tradition suppressed by Scythians/Greek descendants.

  12. I just the oxford Indian history cover to cover and would like to contrast that with a history written by a Indian..It has to be in english–what is the best book out there?????

  13. Andrea, R Moran, A
    May 22, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    Do you know where i can find an animation of Indian history in the past 2000 years (flash/ppt etc) in a chronological order. Can you pls help ?

  14. The Ancient Chinese and Indian cultures were the most advanced in the world, even more than the Egyptians, so if this is the case why is the history of both countries not taught in school?
    Im in UK btw.

  15. Garrett Ross Clark
    June 9, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Please tell me the names of few war chariots of Indian history or mythology.

  16. you can choose any incident from the indian history.

  17. Neil mukesh North indian actor

    http://livinggallery.oneindia.in/v/album01-Living-News-and-Pictures/sony-launch-new-play-station-3/sony-launch-new-play-station3-07.JPG.html

    Shashi kapoor North Indian actor

    http://www.10ka20.com/indian-actors/shashi-kapoor-profile.html

    Shammi Kapoor Actor

    http://actorphotos.blogspot.com/2009/12/shammi-kapoor-wallpapers-shammi-kapoor.html

    http://www.topnews.in/light/shammi-kapoor-excited-about-working-grandson-ranbir-225974

    Arjun Rampal actor

    http://www.mumbaimirchi.com/bollywood/arjun_rampal/arjun_rampal.htm

    North Indian people were conquered by Huns, Greeks, Kushans, Moghuls, Muslims, and modern Europeans, have had negligible genetic impact.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjabi_people#Genetics_in_the_Region

    Due to its location, the Punjab region came under constant attack and influence from the east and the west.Invaded by the Mauryan Empire, Persians, Greeks, Kushans, Scythians, Turks, and Afghans.

    In conclusion i think Indian people resemble more Mexican then Filipinos.

  18. From Bactria & central asia, Sakas/Kushans has attacked India around 100BC and migrated in masses and settled in India. Indian(HINDU) culture was far superior to their culture and they made forcible entry into Indian culture.
    They(SAKAS/KUSHANs) brought culture of WINE and non vegetarian food(beef pork chicken) in India.
    They further distorted existing caste system. All of them became self styled Kshatriyas despite many of their tribes got engaged in trade or agriculture. They were/are more hostile to Shudras.
    Although Sakas/Kushans lost their identity after adopting Hinduism/Budhism, but they made heavy pollution to the society of Hindus.
    Due to their influence , lots of Indians became accustomed to wine.

    In contrast , Muslims gave severe blow to the culture of wine , cateism, vulgarity.
    Their vibrant theory of MONOTHEISM penetrated the covering of distortions around divine theory of Upnishads and Gita. Afterwards, there was an era of revival in hinduism with the rise of a number of saints from different section of society like KABIR, NAMDEV, RAVIDASS and GURU NANAK.
    **************************************…
    It is unfortunate that rich,noble and great contibution of Islam to Indian civilisation is never sung.
    It is strange that past and present spoiling and polluting of Hinduism by SAKAS/KUSHANS(now section of so called upper caste Hindus) is hidden cleverly and never disclosed.

  19. Why was 1857 a turning point in Indian history? WHAT happened that year and HOW did it change indian history?

    thanks!

  20. There was spurt of Budhhism in Norh West of india where incoming Saka/Kushans/Parthianshad settled.
    However, many of them must be following their native ritualistic/astrologial sun worshipping cult.
    With the decline of Budhhism and arrival of Islam, many of them allied with Hinduism while many of them coverted to Islam. Then they became Pakistanis.

  21. It is actually some people of India(who have Saka/Kushan ancestory) and some Tamil politicians who perpetuate false aryan-dravida racial theory(fabricated by sons of satans in Europe) to keep it alive.

    Why???
    SUPPRESS SAKA/KUSHAN/GREEK ANCESTORY—-

    Actually a sizeable population of Indians do have saka/kushan ancestory. In NW India, 65% population is having Saka/Kushan/Parthian/Greek ancestory. Sakas/Kushans invaded and settled in India about 2000 years ago.

    Through the false Aryan migration theory , it is tried to suppress the migration of Sakas/Kushans and present it in distorted false picture of migration of Aryan during 1500 BC.
    They falsely and cleverly try to prove their lineage to Aryans and hide & suppress their lineage to Sakas/Kushans/Greek ancestory.
    On religious platform they may pretend that they don’t approve false aryan-non aryan theory but they actually like this false theory ,that is why they are perpetuating it through all means.

    TAMIL POLITICIANs-
    On the other hand, Tamil politicians are trying to exploit political gains through this theory. They incite people and fill hatred in the mind of Tamilians ,fearing the influence of any national level political party.

    Did Tamils knew anything about this false theory before 200 years??? Do they have any folk tales or songs that may support this theory.

  22. does anyone knoe anything in indian histroy.(from india) caue i cnt find anythig on the hisroy channel so i wanted to know if anyone knew about indian war history, what battles and wars was india part of and what types of weapons did they invent, i know one weapon indian rockets invented by tipu sultan but what others are there.

  23. what was the most productive time in indian history in terms of medicine, technology and helping the environment ?

  24. I want to organize a seminar on Indian history in Delhi in November. How can I receive a grant of Rs. 1 lakh from an organization spending on corporate social responsibility?

  25. From Bactria & central asia, Sakas/Kushans had attacked India around 100BC and migrated in masses and settled in India. Indian(HINDU) culture was far superior to their culture and they made forcible entry into Indian culture.
    They(SAKAS/KUSHANs) brought culture of WINE and non vegetarian food(beef pork chicken) in India. They also spread culture of FORETELLING, astrology , tantra and magic etc.
    They further distorted existing caste system. All of them declared themselves self styled Brahmin or Kshatriyas despite many of their tribes got engaged in trade or agriculture. They were/are more hostile to Shudras. Many clans of caste Brahmins spreading from Punjab/Kashmir to Bengal still call themselves as Shakdipiya(SCYTHIAN) Brahmins.
    Although Sakas/Kushans lost their identity after adopting Hinduism/Budhism, but they made heavy pollution to the society of Hindus.
    Due to their influence , lots of Indians became accustomed to wine, belief in fate and foretelling & tantra/magic etc.

    In contrast , Muslims gave severe blow to the culture of wine , cateism, vulgarity.
    Their vibrant theory of MONOTHEISM penetrated the covering of distortions around divine theory of Upnishads and Gita. Afterwards, there was an era of revival in hinduism with the rise of a number of saints from different section of society like KABIR, NAMDEV, RAVIDASS and GURU NANAK.
    **************************************…
    It is unfortunate that rich,noble and great contibution of Islam to Indian civilisation is never sung.
    It is strange that past and present spoiling and polluting of Hinduism by SAKAS/KUSHANS(now section of so called upper caste Hindus) is hidden cleverly and never disclosed.
    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    @DILIP,
    Where havi said that Muslims thrust upon wine and corruption on Indian society?????????????
    Strange!!!!!!!!!! u didi not read my text carefully and misundrstood it altogether.

  26. It is actually some people of India(who have Saka/Kushan ancestory) and some Tamil politicians who perpetuate false aryan-dravida racial theory(fabricated by sons of satans in Europe) to keep it alive.

    Why???

    SUPPRESS SAKA/KUSHAN/GREEK ANCESTORY—-

    Actually a sizeable population of Indians do have saka/kushan ancestory. In NW India, 65% population is having Saka/Kushan/Parthian/Greek ancestory. Sakas/Kushans invaded and settled in India about 2000 years ago.

    Through the false Aryan migration theory , it is tried to suppress the migration of Sakas/Kushans and present it in distorted false picture of migration of Aryan during 1500 BC.
    They falsely and cleverly try to prove their lineage to Aryans and hide & suppress their lineage to Sakas/Kushans/Greek ancestory.
    On religious platform they may pretend that they don’t approve false aryan-non aryan theory but they actually like this false theory ,that is why they are perpetuating it through all means.

    TAMIL POLITICIANs-
    On the other hand, Tamil politicians tried/are trying to exploit political gains through this theory. They incite people and fill hatred in the mind of Tamilians ,fearing the influence of any national level political party. Tamil politicians who propagated further Aryan- Non Aryan mythical theory were encouraged and given publicity by British and caste Brahmins also.

    Did Tamils knew anything about this false theory before 200 years??? Do they have any folk tales or songs that may support this theory.

  27. How long does it take to ship something from Kushan, CN to Washington???
    I just ordered my iPod Touch yesterday and was hoping to get it pretty soon. I checked the status of my package and it said it was in Kushan, CN. Thats kind of disappointing because it’s probably going to take longer then I had expected. Please help!

    (How long does it take to ship from Kushan, CN to Washington)

  28. […] The Mauryas were overthrown in 187 BC  after which Pushyamitra Sunga waged few wars to consolidate his position and it is considered that  he defeated the Yavanas.  Later Vasumitra the grandson of Pushyamitra Sunga defeated the Yavanas.  Some scholars regard that the establishment of Sunga dynasty was symbolic of the Brahmanical reaction to the Mauryan bias towards Buddhism. Click here for Quiz on Kushan Dynasty & Post Mauryan Period […]

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