Indian History Material – 2016-17

Indian History-1: Prehistory and Indus Valley Civilization

Classification of Prehistoric Period, Palaeolithic Age, Narmada Man, Lower Palaeolithic Period, Various cultures in Lower Palaeolithic era, Middle Palaeolithic Period, Upper Palaeolithic Culture, Important Palaeolithic sites in India, Mesolithic Era, Tools of Mesolithic Era, Changes in Life in Mesolithic Era, Important Mesolithic Sites, Neolithic Revolution, Mehrgarh Culture and Chalcolithic Era. Indus Valley Civilization: Extent, Origin, Sites, Life, Decline.

Indian History -2: Vedic Civilization

Aryans as a Race versus Linguistic Group, Aryans: Original Home Controversy, The Extent of Vedic Civilization: Sapta Sindhu, Brahmavarta and Aryavarta, Vedic Literature, Vedanga and Shatdarshana, Vedanta, Vedic Religion, Polity and Society, Rig Vedic Gods, Rig-Vedic Polity, Rig-Vedic Society, Changes in life in Later Vedic Age, Comparison of the Harappa and Vedic Civilizations, Concept of Rita and Dharma, The Concept of Sapta Rishi, Agastya and Lopamudra, Metals known to Aryans.

Indian History -3: From Mauryas to Guptas

Important events of life of Gautam Buddha, Buddhist Literature, Buddhist Scholars, Buddhist Councils, Mahayana and Hinayana, Bodhisattva, Places Associated with Life of Buddha – Astamahasthanas and other Concepts Related to Buddhism, Trikaya Doctrine, Comparison of Buddhist Philosophy and Samkhya Philosophy, Chaityas and Viharas, Jainism, Maurya Empire, Sixteen Mahajanapadas, Political History of Magadha, Maurya and Shunga Rule – Political, Social and Economical Life, Gupta Empire, Society, Economy and Religion in Gupta Empire, Gupta Architecture, Gupta Era Literature, Science and Technology, Various Calendars of ancient India, Important Inscriptions of Ancient India, Observations of Fa-Hien’s visit during Vikramaditya reign, Nine Gems (Navratnas) of Chandragupta Vikramaditya

Indian History-4 : Early Medieval North and South India

Kingdom of Harsha, India at the time of Arab Invasion, Chola – Dynasty, Administration and Life, Chola Self Government, Pallavas, Indian Feudalism, Changes in Society during Early Medieval India, Sangam Literature

Indian History-5 : Medieval Indian History

Political history of various Sultans of Delhi Sultanate, Delhi Sultanate – Administration and Land Revenue System, Mughals- Their administration and land revenue and Administration, Bhakti and Sufi Movements.

Indian History-6 : East India Company Rule Till 1858

Portuguese Empire, Religious Policy in decline of Portuguese, Dutch India Empire – Expansion and Amboyna Tragedy, Reasons for downfall, Frehcn and East India Company rivalaries and content for dominance, Rise of British East India Company and various wars, Various Governor Generals till 1858.

Indian History-7 : Political Events from 1858 to 1915

Queen Victoria’s proclamation, Tea Mania, Kuka Movement, Vernacular Press Act, Ilbert Bill, Various Indian Councils Acts {they have been discussed in historical underpinning in much detail}, Recommendations of Anthony McDonnell Commission, Reasons and impacts of Punjab Land Alienation Act 1900 and Surat Split from this document. Check Prelims Model Questions in the end of the document.

Indian History-8 : Events from 1915 to 1947

Lucknow Session and Lucknow Pact, Montagu Declaration, Montague-Chelmsford Report, Government of India Act 1919, Rowalt Committee 1918 and Rowlatt Act, 1919, Satyagraha Movements, Jallianwalla Bagh tragedy, 1919, Disorders Inquiry Committee {Hunter Committee}, Khilafat Movement, Non-Cooperation Movement, 1920-22, Moplah Rebellion, Swaraj Party (1923), Pro-changers and No-changers, Rise of Communal Politics, Peshawar Conspiracy, 1923, Kakori Train Conspiracy, 1925, Kanpur Bolshevik Conspiracy Case 1924, Lord Irwin (1926-1931), Simon Commission 1927, Nehru Report, Jinnah’s 14 Points, Poorna Swarajya Resolution, CDM: Dandi March and Salt Satyagrah, First Round Table Conference, Gandhi Irwin Pact, Karachi Session, Lahore Conspiracy Case 1928-31, Chittagong Armory Raid 1930, Second Round Table Conference, Communal Award and Poona Pact, Government of India Act 1935, Provincial Elections, 1937, Jinnah’s Two Nations Theory, August Offer, Individual Satyagraha, Cripps Proposals, Quit India Movement, Bengal Famine 1942-43, Rajagopalachari Formula, Gandhi Jinnah Talks, 1944, Bhulabhai-Laaqut Ali Talks, 1945, Wavell Plan, June 1945, RIN Mutiny, 1946, Cabinet Mission Plan 1946, Direct Action Day, August 16, 1946, Constituent Assembly – December 6, 1946, Atlee’s Declaration – February 20, 1947, Pakistan Day, Dickie Bird Plan, 1947, Partition Committee and Partition Council, Indian Independence Act 1947, Aftermath.

Indian History-9 : Revolts | Freedom Struggle Personalities

Types of Peasant / Tribal Revolts, Jat Uprising, Satnami Revolt, Sanyasi and Fakir Uprisings, Pagal Panthi Revolt, Faraizi Revolt, Wahabi Movement, Kuka Revolt, Moplah Rebellion, Chuar Rebellion, Indigo Revolt, Pabna Revolt, Birsa Movement, Santhal Rebellion, Ahom’s Revolt, Khonds Uprising, Khasi Uprising, Paiks Rebellion, Singhpos Revolt, Kachnaga Revolt, Bhil Uprising, Koli Uprising, Rampa Rebellion and other revolts. Freedom Struggle Personalities {Women} : Ramabai Ranade, Ramabai Pandita, Abadi Bana Sahiba, Purnima Banerjee, Kanaklata Baruah, Basanti Devi, Kalyani Chatterjee, Kalpana Dutt, Bina Das, Latika Ghosh, Lado Rani Zutshi, Parvati Devi, Ruksmini Lashamapati, Durgabai Deshmukh, Mridula Sarabhai, Hansa Mehta, Usha Mehta, Smt. Sarla Devi Chowdhry, Smt. Kamla Devi Chaltopadhyaya, Charu Shila Devi, Nallie Sen Gupta, Margret Kajins, Muttu Laxmi Reddy, Susheela Didi, Ila Sen, Mani Ben, Ms. Urmila Devi, Guidallo Rani, Dr. Susheela Nayar, Kadambini Ganguly, Khurshedbehn Naoroji, Begum Shah Nawaz, Aruna Asaf Ali,Rajkumari Amrit Kaur, Meera Behn, S.Muthulakshmi Reddi, Begum of Bhopal, Abu Begum, Shanti Ghosh and Suniti Chaudhary, Mary Carpenter.

Freedom Struggle Personalities {Men}: Henry Vivian Derozio, Sir Patrick Spens, Dadabhai Naoroji, Womesh Chandra Banerjee, Badruddin Tyabji, George Yule, Sir William Wedderburn, Sir Pherozshah Mehta, Panambakkam Anandacharlu, Surendranath Banerjee, Romesh Chunder Dutt, Gopal Krishna Gokhle, Mahadev Govind Ranade, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Madan Mohan Malaviya, Ashutosh Mukherjee, Pandit Sohan Lal Pathak, Jatindranath Mookherjee, Alfred Webb, Rahimtulla M. Sayani, C. Sankaran Nair, Dinshaw Edulji Wacha, Lalmohan Ghosh, Sir Henry Cotton, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar, Sir Sayyid Ahmed Khan, Amir chand, Dinabandhu Andrews, Kumaran Asan, Asur Singh, Bhai Balmukand

Pre-Congress Organizations: Landholders Society, British India Society, Bengal British India Society, British Indian Association, Bombay Association, Madras Native Association, East Indian Association 1867, National Indian Association 1870 (Mary Carpenter), Indian National Association 1876 (Surendra Nath Banerjee and Anand Mohan Bose).

Indian History-10 : Socio-Religious Movements

Causes of Social Awakening, Reformism versus Revivalism, Types of Reform Movements, Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Brahmo Samaj, Young Bengal Movement, Prarthana Samaj, Jyotiba Phule and Satya Shodhak Samaj, Veda Samaj, Dayanand Saraswati and Arya Samaj, Vivekananda and Ramakrishna Mission, Theosophical Movement, Bharat Dharma Mahamandala, Dharma Sabha, Swami Narain Sect, Sarvadeshik Hindu Sabha, Radhaswami Movement, Deva Samaj, Madras Hindu Associations, Satnamis of Chhattisgarh, The Satya Mahima Dharma, Paramahansa Mandali, Seva Sadan, Servants of India Society, Indian (National) Social Conference, Social Service League, Seva Samiti, Lokahitawadi, Rahanumai Mazdayasanan Sabha (Religious Reform Association), Aravipuram Movement, Temple Entry Movements, Nair Service Society, Bahujan Samaj Movement, Praja Mithra Mandali, Nirankari Movement, Namdhari Movement, Singh Sabha, Gurdwara Reform Movements, Bharat Mahila Parishad, Arya Mahila Samaj, Bharat Stree Mahamandal, Women’s Indian Association, National Council of Women for India, All-India Women’s Conference (AIWC), Islamic Reform Movements, Anjuman-i-Himayat-i-Islam, Ahl-i-Hadith, Aligarh Movement, Ahmadiya Movement, Deoband Movement, Depressed Caste Movements, Shri Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDPY) Movement, Adi Movements, Congress and the Harijan Movement, Depressed Classes Movement of B R Ambedkar, Justice Party Movement, Self-Respect Movement.

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