Authors : B L Grover & N K Belhekar

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About the Author

B L Grover :- Head of Department - History, Hans Raj College, University of Delhi

N K Belhekar :- M.A., (History, Political Science), Ph.D.,; Principal, Girls College, Viplepale, Mumbai.

About the Book

It is one of the bestselling books on Modern Indian History covering the time line from 1707 to the modern times. The book covers the entire gamut in a very unique style- it mentions not only factual data about various topics but also provides information about different interpretations put forth by Western and Indian historians, with an integrated analysis. This makes the book equally useful for undergraduate students of History and aspirants appearing for various competitive examinations. 

Key Features

• An exclusive chapter on History of Maharashtra
• 34 appendices providing important information about Indian National movement and Freedom Struggle, Indian polity and economy, current events of national and international importance
• MPSC Previous Years Question Papers- Mains & Prelims: 2014-2018

Table of Content

1. Decline and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire, 2. Achievements of the Early Peshwas, 3. Maratha Administration under the Peshwas, 4. Anglo-French Rivalry in the Carnatic, 5. Rise of the English Power in Bengal: Plassey and Buxar, 6. Career and Achievements of Dupleix, 7. Clive's Second Governorship of Bengal, 8. Warren Hastings, 9. Administrative Reforms of Cornwallis, 10. Lord Wellesley, 1798-1805, 11. Rise of Mysore-Hyderali and Tipu Sultan, 12. Lord Hastings and Establishment of British Paramountcy in India, 13. Anglo-Maratha Struggle for Supremacy, 14. Lord William Bentinck, 1828-1835, 15. The Annexation of Sind, 16. Career and Achievements of Ranjit Singh, 17. The Panjab after Ranjit Singh and Anglo-Sikh Wars, 18. Lord Dalhousie, 1848-1856, 19. Changes in Agrarian Structure: New Land Tenures and Land Revenue Policy, 20. Changes in Administrative Policies under the Company and their Linkage with British Colonial Interest, 21. Unrest Against the Company 1757-1856, 22. The Uprising of 1857, 23. Administrative Reorganisation, 1858-1947, 24. India under Lytton and Ripon, 25. Lord Curzon, 1899-1905, 26. Anglo-Afghan Relations, 27. The North-West Frontier, 28. Indian States, 29. History of the Growth and Development of Education in India, 30. The History of the Indian Press, 31. Cultural Awakening, Religious and Social Reforms, 32. The Lower Caste Movements in Modern India, 33. The Growth and Development of Indian National Movement, 34. Eminent National Leaders of India, 35. The Left Movements in India, 36. Growth of Industrial Working Class and the Trade Union Movement, 37. Peasant Revolts and Agrarian Movements, 38. The Development of Famine Policy, 39. Growth of Local Self-Government in India, 40. Growth of the Constitution under the Company Rule, 41. Growth of the Representative Government in India, 42. The Road to Responsible Government-I, 43. The Road to Responsible Government-II, 44. India's March Towards Freedom, 45. Growth of Communalism and the Partition of India, 46. The Constitution of the Indian Republic, 47. Indian Economy Under Colonial Rule, 48. The Impact and Legacy of British Rule in India, 49. Nehruvian Era: First Phase of Independence, 1947-1964, 50. Literary, Artistic and Cultural Movements in Modern India, 51. History of Maharashtra

1. Karl Marx on the British Rule in India, 2. Karl Marx on the Future Results of the British Rule in India, 3. Karl Marx on the Indian Revolt, 4. The Role of Classes during the Revolt of 1857, 5. List of Governors, Governors-General, Viceroys, Presidents and Prime Ministers, 6. Chronology of Principal Events, 7. Who's who in Modern India, 8. The Mutiny of Naval Ratings, 9. Activities of the Christian Missionaries During the British Rule, 10. Objective Type Information on Wars, 11. The People's Movement in the Princely States, 12. British Official Response to Indian National Congress/Indian Nationalism, 13. Principles behind Expansionism, 14. Subhas Chandra Bose and the I.N.A, 15. Concise Encyclopaedia of Indian Freedom Struggle, 16. M.A. Jinnah and the Making of Pakistan, 17. Proposed Reservation in Private Sector, 18. National Symbols, 19. Social and Religious Movement, 20. Integration of Indian States, 21. Jalianwala Bagh, 22. Shramev Jayate (May Day, 2007), 23. Prime Minister's New 15-Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities and its Achievements, 24. Educational and Socio-Economic Development of the Minority Communities, 25. Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, 26. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005, 27. 1-2-3 of the Nuclear Deal, 28. Statewise Allocation of Seats in State Legislatures, 29. Statewise Allocation of Seats in Parliament, 30. Hike in Salaries and Allowances of Member of Parliament, 31. Delhi Municipal Corporation Elections, 32. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, 33. Empowerment of Women, 34. Bharat Ratna Awardees • MPSC Previous Years Question Papers-Mains & Prelims: 2014-2018