Key terms in Indian history are important for IAS Prelims Examination. UPSC has asked 2-3 questions from this portion in Prelims Examination. Aspirants can expect this section in the exam and therefore should prepare accordingly.
This article comprises the list of important terms from the ancient Indian History topic.
Important Terms in Ancient Indian History
Here we are giving a list of some important ancient terms in Indian history.
Some group of Rajput clans who claim to have arisen from Yajna Havana-Kunda
Contribution of land or taxes from a village by the king to the Brahmins
A heterodox sect closer to Jainism
It prospered at the time of the Buddha
Official title for a higher official used from the Mauryan Period.
These are Vedic texts
Composed by hermits
Prosperity and well-being
One of the four aims of life of a Hindu
Written by Kautilya
Ancient Indian treatise on economic policy, statecraft, and military strategy
The four stages of life
One facet of the Dharma concept in Hinduism
Title of an officer often used in the Mauryan period
A sect dedicated to Lord Vishnu
Gupta period administrative unit of a kingdom
A individual who attains nirvana by working for the welfare of the world
The first of the four stages (Ashramas) of life.
A collection of ancient Indian texts with annotations on the hymns of the four Vedas
A Buddhist place of worship.
It is known as Lokayata and Bṛhaspatya
An ancient school of Indian materialism
Contributed revenue assigned to a temple
Piety, Morality – a way of life
A Jain sect
This sect believes that to attain Moksha, one must give up the luxury of clothes also.
The sanctum of the Hindu temple.
The very important verse from the Rig Veda
One of the two major Buddhist sects
Family or a group of people defined by their profession
The fourth and final era
Ashokan inscription of Shahbazgari and Manashera are written in this script
The clan or extended family
An administrative unit, frequently used in south India.
A center of education attached to a religious establishment
Temple architecture style developed in central and
A term used for coin
A term used for coin
An official designation used in the Mauryan period
A larger assembly
A silver coin which weighed about 180 grains.
A Practice one who has sacrifice herself on the funeral pyre of her husband.
Domical structure containing relics of the Buddha.
A Buddhist sect
The philosophical texts included in Vedic literature