INDIAN HISTORY SYLLABUS

 

Unit – I What is History :
Definition – Scope – Sources – Historiography – Relationship with other Social Sciences – Impact of Geography on history – Relevance of History.

Unit – II Ancient Civilizations and Culture
Pre Harappan Cultures – Harappan Civilization – Script, town planning, society, economy and culture – Vedic age and Post Vedic Culture.

Unit – III Early States, Empires and Economy
Early States – 16 Mahajanapadas – Rise of Magadha – Economy and Agriculture – urbanization.

Unit – IV Early Societies, and religious movements
Early Societies – Social differences – Religious movements – Jainism – Buddhism and other sects Ajjivikas and Lokayats.

Unit – V Polity, Economy, Society and Culture between 3rd to 7th Century A.D.
Mauryas – Kushanas – Guptas – Pushyabhuties – Origin of feudalism – Polity, Society, Economy and Culture.

Unit – VI Deccan and South India up to 8th A.D.
Sangam age – Satavahanas – Pallavas – Chalukyas – Rastrakutas – Cholas – Polity, Society, Economy and culture.

Unit – VII Age of Delhi Sultanate.
Sources/Travellors Accounts – Arab Invasions – Turkish invasions – Delhi Sultanate – Polity, Economy, Society and Culture.

Unit – VIII Age of Mughals.
Chronicles/Sources – Mughal rule – Babur, Humayun, Shershah, Akbar, Jahangir, ShahJahan and Aurangazeb – Polity, Economy, Society and culture – Disintegration – Maratas, Sikhs.

Unit – IX Bhakti and Sufi Traditions 8 A.D. 16 Century A.D. Prevailing Religious Traditions and beliefs in the Society – Bhakti Saints and their Preachings – Sufism – Main features and their impact.

Unit – X Deccan and South India 8th A.D – 16 the A.D.
Sources – Kakatiyas – Vijyanagara – Bahamanis – Qutbshahis and Asafjahis – a brief survey.

Unit – XI India under the Colonial Rule
Sources – Portuguese – Dutch – French – English East India Company – Era of Governor Generals and their Polices – Reforms of Viceroys – 1857 Mutiny.

Unit – XII Indian National Movement
Background to National Movement, Socio-religious movement – rise of Nationalism – Vandemataram movement – Home rule movement – Emergence of Mahatma Gandhi and leadership – Revolutionary movement, Subhash Chandra Bose – Poona Pact Quit India movement – Partition of India – Emergence of Independent India.

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