What are some important dates in South Asia from 1450 - 1750?What are some important dates and events in South Asia from 1450 - 1750?

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Kristen Lentz | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I've noticed you have several discussion posts about South Asia, and most of the responses have been about India.  If you are using this information as research for a paper or project, I wouldn't overlook Afghanistan.  It freed itself from Persian control in 1709, beginning a long history of rebellion in the nation.  From Afghanistan's resistance to the Soviet Union in the 1980's to the current conflict today, the nation has been a focal point of the region.

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Vasco da Gama's landing at Calicut (Calcutta) in 1498 marked a major turning point for India. There was a long history of contact between the subcontinent and Europe, but the European discovery of a direct sea route permanently changed that dynamic. 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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For this time period, I would look first at the rise of the Mughals.  I would look at Babur's invasion Afghanistan and then India in the early 1500s.  I would look at the expansion of the empire by Akbar in the late 1500s and early 1600s.  Then I would look at the coming of the British in the early to mid- 1600s.

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