Modern Indian History, 18/e

Modern Indian History, 18/e

Authors : V.D. Mahajan

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About the Author

V.D. Mahajan :-
He is a renowned historian. He is noted for his contributions to the study of history. He has written several books on history which include Ancient India, Political theory, Adhunik Bharat ka Itihas, Madhyakalin Baharat, Prachin Bharat ka Itihas, and History of Modern Europe.
 

About the Book

Written in an easy-to-understand language, this informative and well-written textbook provides an interpretive and comprehensive account of the history of modern India from 1707 to the present day.

Organised into 44 chapters in two parts, the textbook commences with a discussion on the decline and disintegration of the Mughal Empire and walks us through the advent of Europeans and the phases of British imperialism. It also provides a detailed discussion on the important aspects of Indian National Movement introducing contributions of prominent leaders of the Movement. It is fortified with questions at the end of each chapter to help students prepare for the examinations.

Besides the students of History and Law, this textbook would also be of immense value to the aspirants of various competitive examinations, especially IAS, PCS and NET
 

Contents

Part A:
1. Decline and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire
2. Rise of Autonomous States
3. Society and Culture in the Eighteenth Century
Part B:
1. The Advent of Europeans in India
2. Rise and Growth of the English and French East India Companies
3. Anglo-French Struggle for Supremacy in the Deccan
4. The English in Bengal from 1757 to 1772
5. Warren Hastings (1772-85)
6. Lord Cornwallis and Sir John Shore
7. Lord Wellesley (1798-1805)
8. Lord Hastings and Amherst
9. Rise and Fall of the Peshwas
10. William Bentinck to Auckland
11. Ellenborough and Hardinge
12. Maharaja Ranjit Singh and His Successors
13. Lord Dalhousie (1848-56)
14. The Revolt of 1857
15. Canning to Lytton
16. Ripon to Elgin (1880-98)
17. Lord Curzon (1899-1905)
18. India since Lord Minto
19. Constitutional Development
20. Growth of Central and Provincial Legislatures
21. The Nationalist Movement in India
22. Establishment of Pakistan
23. Leaders of Modern India
24. Decentralisation of Finance
25. Public Services in India
26. Growth of Local Self-Government in India
27. History of the Press in India
28. History of Education
29. Religious and Social Development
30. Anglo-Afghan Relations
31. The North-Western Frontier Policy
32. The Indian States
33. Legacy of British Rule in India
34. Economic Impact of British Rule in India
35. Famines in India and Development of Famine Policy
36. Peasants' Movement and Uprisings
37. The Left Movements in India
38. Role of Mahatma Gandhi in the Nationalist Movement
39. The Renaissance in India
40. Political, Cultural and Social Impact of British Rule
41. Changes in Land Revenue Settlement

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