December 3, 2022

History

Ancient History

Pre-Historic

  • Stone Age 
  • Chalcolithic Age 
  • Iron Age 

Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) 

  • Town Planning 
  • Harappan Society 
  • Characteristics of Major Centers 
  • Harappan Art & Architecture 
  • Decline of Harappan Culture 

Vedic Society 

  • Original Home of Aryans 
  • Socio- Economic Characters of Vedic Society 
  • Vedic Literature 
  • Social Organization and Varna System  
  • Religion and Thought 

Pre-Mauryan Period 

  • Mahajanpadas 
  • Haryanka dynasty  
  • Shishunaga dynasty  
  • Nanda dynasty

Jainism and Buddhism 

  • Gautam Buddha 
  • Mahavira  
  • Growth of Jainism and Buddhism

Mauryan Empire 

  • Chandragupta and Bindusara  
  • Arthasastra (Book by Kautilya) 
  • Megasthenes 
  • Asoka and His Successors  
  • Asoka’s Inscriptions and Sites  
  • Asoka’ a Dhamma  
  • Mauryan. Administration, Economy, Society and Art 
  • Decline of Maurya 

Post-Mauryan India  

  • Arrival of Indo-Greeks, Shakas, Parthians & Kushana 
  • Satavahanas and Other Indigenous Dynasties 
  • Schools of Art: Gandhara; Mathura; Amravati 
  • Imperial Guptas 
    • Political history of Guptas  
    • Gupta Administration  
    • Development of Art & Culture 
    • Age of Golden age 
    • Economic Conditions  
    • Urban centres in Gupta period 
  • Harshavardana 
    • Sources for Harsha’s Period  
    • Early life of Harsha 
    • Harsha’s Administration 
    • Important Officials of the empire 
    • Economy under Harsha 
    • Huen Tsang 
    • Society 
    • Religion 
  • The Southern Dynasties 
    • Satavahanas (230 BC TO AD 225)  
    • Pallavas (AD 330–796)  
    • Chalukyas (AD 535–1190) 
    • Pandyas of Madurai (AD 590–1323)  
    • Chola Dynasty (AD 850–1310)  
    • Rashtrakutas (AD 753–973) 

Medieval History

Delhi Sultanate 

  • Slave (Ghulam) or Mamluk Dynasty 
  • Khilji Dynasty 
  • Tughluq dynasty 
  • Sayyid Dynasty 
  • Lodi dynasty

Struggle for Empire in North India (Afghans, Rajputs and Mughals) 

Mughals 

  • Babur 
  • Humayun 
  • Akbar 
  • Jahangir 
  • Shah Jahan 
  • Aurangzeb 
  • Later Mughals 
  • Decline of Mughal Empire 

Sur Dynasties

Maratha Empire

Deccan Sultanate 

  • Ahmednagar Sultanate 
  • Bijapur Sultanate 
  • Berar Sultanate 
  • Golconda Sultanate 
  • Bidar Sultanate 

MODERN HISTORY

Modern Indian History from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues

The Freedom Struggle — its various stages and important contributors/contributions from different parts of the country

Important Modern History Events Before 1857 

  • Later Mughals  
  • Regional powers in 18th  Century  
  • Carnatic Wars 
  • Battle of Plassey & Buxar  
  • Anglo-Mysore War  
  • Anglo Punjab War  
  • Socio-economic Condition of People 
  • European Penetration of India 
  • British Conquest of India 
  • British Policies & Their Impact – Economic, Administrative & Socio-cultural 
  • Socio-cultural Reform Movements 
  • Uprisings Against British Pre-1857

Revolt of 1857 

  • Causes, Leaders, and Nature of revolt of 1857  
  • Suppression of revolt of 1857  
  • Consequences of Revolt of 1857 
  • Act of Good Governance 1858 

Growth of Nationalism in India (1858-1905) 

  • Political, Economic & Administrative Unification of the Country 
  • Role of Western Education 
  • Role of Press 
  • Rediscovery of India’s Past 
  • Early Political Movements 
  • Formation of INC 
  • Era of Moderates

Growth of Militant Nationalism & Revolutionary Activities (1905-1918) 

  • Swadeshi & Boycott Movement 
  • Surat Split 
  • International Influence 
  • Morley – Minto Reforms 
  • Growth of Communalism 

Beginning of Mass Nationalism (1919-1939) 

  • Mahatma Gandhi – His Ideas & Leadership 
  • Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms 
  • Rowlatt Act, Satyagrah and Jallianwala Bagh Massacre 
  • Non-cooperation & Khilafat Movement 
  • Swarajists & No-Changers 
  • Emergence of New Forces – Socialistic Ideas, Youth & Trade Unionism 
  • Revolutionary Activity 
  • Simon Commission & Nehru Report 
  • Civil Disobedience Movement 
  • Round Table Conferences 
  • Communal Award & Poona Pact 
  • Participation in Elections to Central Legislature (1934) & Provincial Assemblies (1937) 
  • Government of India Act, 1935 

Towards Freedom & Partition (1939-1947) 

  • National Movement During World War II 
  • August Offer 
  • Individual Satyagraha 
  • Growth of Communalism 
  • Peasant Movements 
  • State People’s Struggle 
  • Cripps Mission 
  • Quit India Movement 
  • Wavell Plan 
  • INA & Subhash Chandra Bose 
  • Cabinet Mission 
  • Nationalist Upsurge Post-World War II 
  • Independence with Partition 

POST-INDEPENDENCE INDIA

Nation Building

  • Partition and Its Aftermath
  • Integration of Princely States
    • Linguistic Regionalism in India
  • Reorganisation of States
  • Issue of Official Language
  • Tribal Consolidation
  • Regional Aspirations

Foreign Policy

  • Non-Aligned Movement
  • Panchsheel
  • Wars with Pakistan & China
  • Nuclear Policy

Economy

  • Planned Development
  • Green Revolution, Operation Flood & Cooperatives
  • Agrarian & Land Reforms
  • Industrial Reforms
  • LPG Reforms

Polity

  • Era of One-Party Dominance
  • Emergence of Opposition Parties
  • Emergency: Crisis of Democratic Order
  • Rise of Regional Parties
  • Coalition Era

Social

  • Popular Movements
  • Communalism
  • Indian Women Since Independence
    • Issue of Women and Evolution of Women Movement
  • Naxalism

Post-Independence Policy of Science And Technology

  • India’s Policy in the Field of the Science and Technology
  • Impact of Economic Reform on the Science and Technology in India