History (Indian & World) 2021


Salient Features of History (Indian & World)

Number of Sessions : 60 (120 hours)
Comprehensive Study Material
Regular Assessments  (daily, weekly,monthly)

UPSC Relevance

  • Prelims : History of India and Indian National Movement.
  • Mains : GS I - Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times, 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, Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country, History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc.—their forms and effect on the society.

Syllabus Covered

Ancient India
Pre-Historic Phase and Harrapan Civilization, The Vedic Age, First Territorial States, Religious Movements of Mahajanpada Age, The Mauryan Empire, Post Mauryan Period & Sangam Era, The Gupta Age, Post Gupta Period-Early Medieval Period.

Medieval India
Post Gupta Period-Early Medieval Period, Establishment and Expansion of Delhi Sultanate (1206 - 1526 AD), Provincial Kingdom of Medieval India, The Mughals, The Later Mughals and The Marathas, Bhakti Movement, Advent of Europeans.

Modern India
Rise of British Power in Bengal, Administration during East India Company, Socio-Religious Movements, Revolt of 1857, Growth of Nationalism and Struggle for Independence - First Phase (1885-1919), Struggle for Independence 2nd Phase (1919-1927) and 3rd Phase (1927-1939), Struggle for Independence 4th Phase (1940-1947).

Art & Culture
Indian Architecture and Sculpture, Schools of Indian Philosophy & Religions in India, Indian Literature, Indian Classical Dance and Festivals, Paintings.

World History
Feudalism, Church Rule, Renaissance, Reformation, English, American & French Revolution, Unification of Germany & Italy, Industrial Revolution, Colonialism and Imperialism, Beginning of Socialism, First World War & its impact, Russian Revolution & World Between the Two World Wars, World War 2, Post War Independence & Restructuring of the World.