Code A 139
PAPER ( I Year) : History of India upto English Century A.D.
UNIT – I 100 Marks
1. Survey of Sources and Historiographical Trends : Regions, Environment and People and their significance for understanding early India.
2. Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Cultures: Sequence and Geographical distributuion rock-art. 3. Advent of food-production; Neolithic Cultures.
4. Harappan Civilization: Origin and extent, political and economic organization art and religion. Decline and Late Harappan Cultures; Chalcolithic cultures outside the Harappan distribution zone.
5. Society, polity, economy and Religion as reflected in Vedic literature. The Aryan Problem; Iron Age Cultures with special reference to PGW and Megaliths.
UNIT - II
6. Devlopmems from sixth to fourth centures B.C.: rise of territorial states, emergence of cities, social and material life, new religious movements.
7. The Mauryas: state, administration and economy, Ashoka’s Dhamma, art and architecture.
8. Post-Mauryan Patterns: Social, enonomics, political and cultural (literature: religion, art and architecture) developments with special reference to India’s external trade and cultural interactions; Sangam Age - literature, society and culture.
9. The Guptas and their contemporaries : state and administrative institutions, social and economic changes, religion, art and architecture, literature.
10. Towards the Early Medieval: Changes in society, polity, economy and culture with special reference to the Pallavas, Chalukyas and Vardhanas.
* The Studens can opt either History of India up to Eighth Century A.D or Cultures in the Indian Subcontinent in 1 Year
Code B 139
PAPER II ( III Year) : History of India upto English Century A.D.
UNIT – I 100 Marks
1. Characterizing Early Medieval India.
2. Social and economic conditions in India 8th-12th Centuries; Evolution of Political structures of Rashtrakutas, Palas, Pratihars, Cholas and Rajput.
3. Indian Merchants in Overseas Trade (8th-15th Centuries).
4. Arabs in Sind: Polity Religion and Society.
5. A Survey of religious and cultural developments including Taruricism ail Natkpanthis.
6. Evolution of regional styles in art and architecture.
UNIT - II
1. Foundation, Expansion and Consolidation of the Delhi Sultanate; North-West Frontier and the Mongols.
2 Military, administrative and economic reforms under the Khaljis and the Tughlaqs.
3. Fragmentation of the Sultanate; Rise of provincial kingdoms of
(a) Gujrat (b) Mewar (c) Bengal (d) Vijayanagar (e) Bahamanis.
4. Sultanate Nobility and the working of iqta system.
5. Bhakti and Sufi Movements.
6. The Mughal-Afghan conflict and the Second Afghan empire.
UNIT - III
1. Emergence and Consolidation of Mughal State c. 16th c. — mid 17th Century.
2. Akbar to Aurangzeh. administrative structure - mansab and Jagir; State and Religion - socio religious movements.
3. Agricultural Production, Land Revenge, Village Community, zamidars and peasantry.
4. Crafts, Artisans and Karkhanas. Internal and Overland Trade. Indian Merchants and overseas Trade (15th-18th Centuries).
5. Architecture and Paintings under the Mughals.
6. Mughal decline; interpreting the 18th Century.
Code C 139
PAPER III (III Year): Issues in World History: The 20th Century 100 Marks
1. Concepts and definitions: contemporary era; capitalist industrialization, modernity; imperialism.
2. First World War—analysis of its causes, courses and consequences in Europe and the World. Paris Peace Settlement; League of Nations; Mandate System.
3. 1917 Russian Revolution: origins; course; impact on Russia and the world.
4. Economic recovery and instability in Europe to 1929; global depression and its impact on industrialized and semi-colonial worlds; the Soviet experience to 1941.
5. Rise of fascism and its relationship to parliamentary democracy, liberalism and communism; case studies of Germany and Japan to the Second World War; the meaning of the Second World War.
6. Colonialism and nationalism; a Synoptic view; Social Transformation after the Second World War; Cold war; the career of Communist States.
7. Perspectives on Development and underdevelopment; Globalisation: a long view. &
8. Social Movements in the North and the South: Ecological, Feminist, Human Rights issues.
9. Modernity and Cultural Transformation: emerging trend in culture, media and consumption.