Tripura Board Class 11 Syllabus for History

Tripura Board of Higher Secondary Education Class XI Syllabus for History with course structure are given below.

Unit 1.

Concept and Sources of History (Period 14)

1.1 Pre- history, Proto- history, History.

Sources – Importance and Limitations.

(i) Literary

(ii) Archaeology

(iii) Foreign Accounts

1.2 Periodisation in History and Chronological Sequencing — Recent trends in periodisation

Unit 2. Early Societies and Civilizations (Period 16)

2.1 Hunter – gatherers, cave – dwellers.

2.2 Brief Outline of Archaeological Cultures —


(ii) Paleolithic


(iv) Chalcolithic

2.3 Growth of Urban and Rural Civilizations –

(i) Mehergarh

(ii) Harappa

(iii) Egypt

(iv) Sumer

(v) Aryan

Unit 3. City-states and Empires (Period 18)

3.1 City-states – Athens(Periclean Age) and Sparta ( Administration)

3.2 Janapadas to Mahajanapadas

3.3 Administrative Systems of –

(I) Mauryas ,

(ii) Guptas,

(iii) Khiljis,


Unit 4. Art and Culture (Period 14)

4.1 Graeco- Persian art

4.2 Gandhar and Amaravati schools of art

4.3 Literature and Science in Gupta Age

4.4 Art and architecture in Mughal period

4.5 Italian Renaissance- impact on art and culture

Unit 5. Transition in Economy (Period 14)

5.1 Slave economy—



(iii) India

5.2 Feudal economy—

(i)Western Europe—the Classical Model;

(ii)Indian Experiences—Gupta Empire and Delhi Sultanate

5.3 Trade and Trade-routes—

(i) Indo-Chinese


(iii) Indo-Arabian.

Unit 6. Society and Change (Period 14)

6.1 Social Stratification—

(i) Slave society: Greece – Helot, Periocei and their relationship with citizens,

(ii) Varna and Jati

(iii) Yavanas, Sakas, Hunas,

(iv) Rajputs

6.2 Status of Women: Indian context

(i) Education of Women in ancient India

(ii) Inheritence and Property Rights

(iii) Outstanding Women in Political Authority: Egypt- Nefertiti and Cleopatra; India- Razia, Rani Durgavati and Noor Jahan

Unit 7. Religion and Society (Period 18)

7.1 (i)Vedic Religion

(ii) Jainism and Buddhism

(iii)Ashoka and his Dhamma

(iv) Sufism and Bhakti movement

(v) Akbar and Din-i-Ilahi

7.2 (i)Polytheism in European context

(ii) Western Europe : The Holy Roman Empire and the Papacy; The Crusades

(iii) Arab World : The Universal Caliphate

(iv) Reformation movements in Europe

Unit 8. New Horizons (Period 16)

8.1 Origins of Modern Science : Metallurgy, Astronomy, towards a solar-centric universe

8.2 Technological Advances: Agrarian, Military and technologies of production, ship building

8.3 Printing Revolution in Western Europe ( Contributions of China and the Arab World to the art of printing)

8.4 Geographical Explorations—Towards a “New World”

Unit 9. Tripura : Land and People (Period 16)

9.1 Sources of History – Literary and Archaeological.

9.2 State Formation

9.3 Reign of Vijay Manikya and Dhanya Manikya

9.4 Tribal Culture and Festivals

Unit 10. Project Work — On any one Topic (500—600 words) (Period 15)

10.1 Tripura Context — Architecture and Sculpture


(ii) Boxanagar

(iii) Deotamura

(iv) Unakoti

(v ) Tripureswari — Kasba – Bhubaneswari temples

(vi) Chaturdasha Deota temple.

10.2 Indian Context –

(i) Pallab art and architecture,

(ii ) Chola art and architecture,

(iii Mughal painting , art and architecture.

10.3 World Context — Renaissance –Definition of the term, Critique, Twelfth Century renaissance Renaissance humanism.

10.4 Any other topic related with the Syllabus.

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