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A Brief History of Modern India 18th Edition

Author: Rajiv Ahir
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Language: English
Length: 407 Pages
Publisher: Spectrum Books
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A Brief History Of Modern India highlights the important milestones and events from a specific timeframe in India, between the years of 1857 and 1947.

Summary Of The Book

The history of modern India is so vast that one volume will not be enough to capture it. But this book manages to bring out the most essential aspects and incidents that occurred in modern India’s past. It begins with the revolt of 1857, detailing the reasons for the uprising, and goes right up to India claiming independence.

The nationalist movement is covered in three different stages. The book also touches upon the various changes that the British government brought to India. It talks about its effect on the administration and the economy of India.

A Brief History Of Modern India also highlights the various reform movements that took place across the country by the tribals, workers, and peasants. It also talks about the civil rebellion and all those involved in it. The book even features a ready reference section. This covers the lives of famous personalities who played an important role in India’s fight for freedom. It also describes the yearly sessions of the Indian National Congress. It even educates readers with the names and details of the various viceroys and governors of India.

A Brief History Of Modern India is systematically divided into different chapters covering topics like Indian states, the evolution of the Nationalist Foreign Policy, the development of education and the Indian Press. At the end of each chapter, the brief summary provided ensures that readers get a recap of the important points.

About Rajiv Ahir

Rajiv Ahir has also penned Geography.

Specifications of A Brief History of Modern India 18th Edition (Paperback)

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Authored By Rajiv Ahir
Book Details
Publisher Spectrum Books
Publication Year 2012
ISBN-13 9788179304365
ISBN-10 8179304361
Language English
Edition 18th
Binding Paperback
Number of Pages 407 Pages
Exam CSAT
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14 Jul 2012
a referencer to Bipin Chandra book only.

Spectrum book on modern india should be used as a reference to Bipin Chandra Pal book where ever one finds a topic or sub topic difficult to understan as topics in this are straight and have extra referencer from Internet (copy, paste). It should be better to make notes from Bipin Chandra book for Civils (this book should be read along while making notes from Bipin) however, one may copy a little few points from this but convert them in to ones own language

Finally a reference to others

Not up to the level of Civils.

80% of 15 users found this review helpful.
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08 Jun 2013
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Concise and apt , unbiased version of Indian History

Unlike the case of Bipin Chandra's book , this book is not a propagandist of Nehruvian philosophy and yeah we do know Nehru didn't play as big a role as high chair he got to sit on.

On the book, it is an awesome book , nutshelled , concised and apt bookwithout leaving minutest of details.

2012 CSAT question about national social conference is there in one line, same with 2013 simon commission in one line and all others

I would certainly recommend it over Bipin as every aspirant's immediate need is to optimise time and efficiency.

82% of 11 users found this review helpful.
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05 Aug 2013
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A Good Resourceful Book

the book is a great resource and is a perfect recipe for knowledge seekers and competitive exam students like upsc and other state exams where questions from history are asked...but it is also good for people who wish to know about the sequence of happenings and events that impacted our freedom struggle....going by the size of the book..i got a bit disappoint initially but when i read through the pages i realised that great things come in small package!!!!! the book is very systematically written...nothing superfluous is added and nothing important is left...the ready reference data at the... ()

the book is a great resource and is a perfect recipe for knowledge seekers and competitive exam students like upsc and other state exams where questions from history are asked...but it is also good for people who wish to know about the sequence of happenings and events that impacted our freedom struggle....going by the size of the book..i got a bit disappoint initially but when i read through the pages i realised that great things come in small package!!!!! the book is very systematically written...nothing superfluous is added and nothing important is left...the ready reference data at the...
the book is a great resource and is a perfect recipe for knowledge seekers and competitive exam students like upsc and other state exams where questions from history are asked...but it is also good for people who wish to know about the sequence of happenings and events that impacted our freedom struggle....going by the size of the book..i got a bit disappoint initially but when i read through the pages i realised that great things come in small package!!!!! the book is very systematically written...nothing superfluous is added and nothing important is left...the ready reference data at the end of the book like personalities associated with specific movements, governer generals and viceroys and specific movements and events in their rule etc etc. comes really handy...i must say its a good buy.. thanx flipkart for offering the book at a cheaper than market rate price....i have stopped visiting crowded bylanes and rude shopkeepers of nayi sadak and chawri bazar(old delhi,which are famous as the largest book markets in India), lajpat nagar etc because i get the books at more discounted price at my home through flipkart...keep up the good work...

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03 Sep 2013
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BOOK for every serious aspirant

Spectrum Brief History of modern India is written by RAJIV AHIR (IPS punjab police) and contributions by R Vidya and Sabina Madan also
the books covers possibly all the facts 1857 onwards , and much to my surprise some post independance issues are also presented with facts .

Yes the font size is small
Yes the paper quality is on lower side
BUT
Yes the price of book is Rs 155 (earlier it was 141)

Nodoubt it is complete factual book........................... but one needs to understand that CONCEPTS are only built upon FACTS known .
This is book is for every candidate who is in...
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Spectrum Brief History of modern India is written by RAJIV AHIR (IPS punjab police) and contributions by R Vidya and Sabina Madan also
the books covers possibly all the facts 1857 onwards , and much to my surprise some post independance issues are also presented with facts .

Yes the font size is small
Yes the paper quality is on lower side
BUT
Yes the price of book is Rs 155 (earlier it was 141)

Nodoubt it is complete factual book........................... but one needs to understand that CONCEPTS are only built upon FACTS known .
This is book is for every candidate who is in...
Spectrum Brief History of modern India is written by RAJIV AHIR (IPS punjab police) and contributions by R Vidya and Sabina Madan also
the books covers possibly all the facts 1857 onwards , and much to my surprise some post independance issues are also presented with facts .

Yes the font size is small
Yes the paper quality is on lower side
BUT
Yes the price of book is Rs 155 (earlier it was 141)

Nodoubt it is complete factual book........................... but one needs to understand that CONCEPTS are only built upon FACTS known .
This is book is for every candidate who is in the RAT RACE(as i myself am in one) to qualify an exam and History being part of his syllabus

As the book is by the RAJIV AHIR (IPS) sir , so u can easily understand , somebody who himself passed the mother of all exam, U WONT REGRET BUYING IT

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08 Jun 2014
Read this before you buy

I am preparing for civil services 2014 and have read 3-4 books on modern history and found that this is one of the worst book available in the market...key points are missing, ex: it doesn't mention who coined the 'safety walve theory', also it reads that 'two nation theory' was coined by Jinnah but originally it was coined by V.D.savarkar.....it reads that as per Rowllat act "any person could be imprisoned without trial" while originally it was "any INDIAN could be detained without trial for atleast two years"....apart from that editing is so poor that editor dont even... ()

I am preparing for civil services 2014 and have read 3-4 books on modern history and found that this is one of the worst book available in the market...key points are missing, ex: it doesn't mention who coined the 'safety walve theory', also it reads that 'two nation theory' was coined by Jinnah but originally it was coined by V.D.savarkar.....it reads that as per Rowllat act "any person could be imprisoned without trial" while originally it was "any INDIAN could be detained without trial for atleast two years"....apart from that editing is so poor that editor dont even...
I am preparing for civil services 2014 and have read 3-4 books on modern history and found that this is one of the worst book available in the market...key points are missing, ex: it doesn't mention who coined the 'safety walve theory', also it reads that 'two nation theory' was coined by Jinnah but originally it was coined by V.D.savarkar.....it reads that as per Rowllat act "any person could be imprisoned without trial" while originally it was "any INDIAN could be detained without trial for atleast two years"....apart from that editing is so poor that editor dont even know what to include and what to exclude...even every book edited by kalpana rajaram is poor....at last the page quality is so bad that once you have marked any line with pencil, you cant rub it otherwise the whole line will disappear.....if anyone wants a substitute to this book then buy 'MODERN HISTORY' of TMH by Mohammad Tarique, one of the best teacher of modern india in delhi...he himself has experience of 20 years in teaching...Although you will find this book biased towards Congress and Muslims but it will serve your purpose...choice is yours whether to choose an experienced Civil servant or a scholar of the subject

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worth the read

i had purchased this book a long time ago. this time i purchased it for a friend. considering the small volume, it is worth a quick read and provides a vivid glimpse of national movement upto the partition pogrom in a succinct and to-d-point manner. it doesn't go into unnecessary redundant philos... (View complete review)

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Educative and informative. This book exceeds expectations. Although the print is a bit small, its well worth the price. I would recommend this book for all those appearing for the UPSC exams, college students, teachers and history buffs. (View complete review)

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Good book for UPSC Prelims preparation

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