History of the Indian Subcontinent and Himalayas Region
The British Raj in India
Britain ruled over India between 1765 and 1857; in fact, the British Raj in India was called "the crown jewel of the British Empire." The Raj encompassed much of modern day Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Burma, as well as India proper.
What Is the Grand Trunk Road?
The Grand Trunk Road is a trade path that runs from Chittagong, Bangladesh, to Kabul, Afghanistan. First established in antiquity, it was reopened in the 16th century. Learn more about the road here.
Sourcebook on Indian History
Collection of on-line materials on the history, art, and cultures of the Indian Subcontinent. Includes religious texts and artwork, plus Greek, Chinese, British, and other outsider accounts of India.
Indian Ocean Trade Routes
Map of the Indian Ocean trade routes, a sea-borne Silk Road that brought trade goods from China and Indonesia to as far as Mozambique and Egypt.