- 2600 BCE, Dravidian speaking people arose in Indus Valley.
- 1500 BCE, Aryan conquests, or Vedic Age emerged. Aryans divided much of India into racial classes. Endless cycles of life & suffering, and God Krishna dominated beliefs.
- 800-400 BCE, religions evolved centering on principles immortal spirit, reincarnation, karma. Seeking enlightenment flourished too, and three main Gods emerged, Brahma, Shiva, Vishnu.
- 567 BCE, Siddhartha Gautama, or Buddha, was born. He believed one escapes suffering through moderation.
- 328 BCE, following centuries, various sects emerged with enlightenment ideas, including Nonviolence, Yogas, Tantric among others. State of India when Alexander the Great arrived and left
- Chandragupta Maurya then conquered most of India, founding Mauryan Dynasty. His grandson Asoka continued expansions until converting to non-violence and Buddhism. India entered a Golden Age.
- 200 BCE-CE 100, old traditions and Gods revived. The Bhagavad Gita, or "Song of God," devoted to Krishna emerged as religious poem, and traditions and customs overlapped into diversity of beliefs.