Unit 1







State, Society And Culture Of India, 300 B.C.–500 A.D.                            

Unit 1

a.      Towards Empire, Origins of Mauryan Rule: Chandragupta Maurya, EmperorAsoka: Kalinga war, Spread of                           Buddhism, Policy of Dhamma, Rock Edicts and Script.

b.     Mauryan Economy: Administrative Organisation,

Mauryan Art: Stupas

c.   Disintegration of the Mauryan Empire.

 Unit 2

a.      Post Mauryan Developments :Greek, Saka and Kushan Invasion and Significance of Contacts between Central Asia and North India.

b.      State formation in the Deccan: Satavahanas Political, Religious,   

      Economic and Cultural Developments.

c.     Sangam Age : Chiefdoms , Society, Literature, Indo- Roman Trade.

Unit 3

a.      Rise of Guptas :Origin of Guptas : Samudragupta, Chandragupta –II and Others

b.  Society, Religion and Economy, Administration under the Guptas

c.   Art, Architecture, Sculpture, Painting and Literature, Science and


Unit 4 

a.      Vakatakas: Cultural contributions , Disintegration of Gupta Empire

b.     Post - Gupta Developments, Huna Invasions , Institutions: Social Stratification and Slavery

c.      Status of Women: Family, Marriage and Property Rights, Educational Ideas and Institutions

History of India up TO 300 B.C.


Unit 1

a.   Stone Age Cultures: Tools, Sites and Subsistence Pattern.

b.  Paleolithic Culture, Mesolithic Culture

c.   Neolithic Culture, Bronze Age.

 Unit 2

 a.      First Urbanization: The Harappan civilization: Major sites,

Mohenjodaro, Kalibangan, Lothal and Dholvira

b.  Town Planning, Social Life, Religious Life and Economy

c.   Dabate on Harappan Chronology and Ethnic Identities

Unit 3

a.      Vedic Culture: Early Vedic Age, Polity, Society, Economy and Religion. Later Vedic Age: Polity, Society, Economy and Religion

b.     Janapadas andMahajanpadas. Territorial States: Monarchical and Republican

c.   Second Urbanization: Urban Centers. Emergence of New Classes

Unit 4

a. Religious Movements:  Jainism and Buddhism, Ajivikas 

b. Philosophy: Upnishadas and Bhagwat Geeta,

c. Six Schools of Thought

History of Tribal Art and Literature

Unit 1 Origin and Historicity

a.      Oral and Literary Sources of Tribal Art

b.     Nature and Meaning of Tribal Art

c.      Folk Art

Unit 2 Indian Tribal Art:Form and Types

 a.      Rock Art, Bhimbetaka, Art of Pachamari, Vindhya

     Mountain Range

b.        Sculpture, Wall Painting, Varali, Madhubani, Gondi and Bhil

c.         Gender and Art

 Unit 3 Tribal Literature

a.      Development of Literary Texts: Language and Folklore

b.     Social Transformation through Literature and Oral tradition

c.      Conservation of Culture and Identity

 Unit 4 Museum and Tribal Research Institutes

a.         Documentation and Conservation.

b.        Tribal Cultural Research and Training Institutes

c.         Tribes as projected in Museum

  1. The course start with the origin of the first world war and covers all important events aftermath till end of the Second World War. It has covered the Russian revolution, Chinese revolution and Palestine Problem, Establishment of Israel. 

Unit 1

a.            Formation and Administration of Central Provinces and Berar

b.           Sarvajanik Sabha, Gorakshan Sabha, Educational Institutions

c.            Congress Sessions – 1891,1897,1920

Unit 2

a.               Non Cooperation Movement, Civil Disobedience Movement

b.              Quit India Movement –Ashti, Chimur, Yawli

c.               First Congress Ministry under Dr. N.B.Khare

Unit 3

a.                  Separate Vidarbha Movement

b.                 Dalit Movement

c.                  Samyukta Maharashtra Movement

Unit 4 

a.                  Social Welfare Activities—Missionary Work, Matru Seva Sangh, Anandvan, Gurudev Seva Mandal

b.                 Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh

c.                  Dhamma Chakra Pravartan

Unit 1

a.            Emergence of Gond Power

b.           Gond Dynasty of Chandrapur- Bhim Ballal Shah, Suraj Ballal Shah

c.            Gond Dynasty of Devgad- Jatba, Bakht Buland

Unit 2

a.            Establishment of Bhosle Rule - Raghuji I

b.           Raghuji I -Bengal Expeditions

c.            Janoji—Relations with the Peshwa, Nizam

 Unit 3

a.               Mudhoji - Relations with the Peshwa,Nizam and the English

b.              Raghuji II - Relations with the English

c.            Appa Saheb Bhosle - War with the English

 Unit 4

a.               Accession of Raghuji III

b.              Annexation of Nagpur

c.               Nagpur during the revolt of 1857


Unit 1

a. Revolt of 1857-Nature, Causes and Effects

b. Queen’s Proclamation, Act of 1858

c. Indian Council Acts- 1861,1892

Unit 2

a. Arya Samaj

b. Satya Shodhak Samaj

c. Ramkrishna Mission

Unit 3

a. Emergence of Indian Nationalism

b. Foundation of Indian National Congress

c. Objectives and programmes of the Congress

Unit 4

a. Ideology of the Moderates :Dadabhai Nouroji & Gopalkrushna Gokhale

b. Rise of Extremist Leadership

c. Partition of Bengal

Semester I

Paper II B. India Under Company’s Rule: 1757-1856

 Unit 1

a. India in the mid-18th Century

b. Battles of Plassey and Buxar

c. Anglo – Maratha Wars, Anglo – Sikh Wars

Unit 2

a. Subsidiary Alliance System

b. Policy of Annexation of Indian States

c. Doctrine of Lapse

 Unit 3

a. Regulating Act of 1773

b. Pitt’s India Act of 1784

c. Charter Acts 1813, 1833, 1853.

 Unit 4

a. Introduction of Western Education

b. Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Brahmo Samaj

c. Development of English and Vernacular Press