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A Brief History of Modern India (English) 18th Edition

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Author: Rajiv Ahir
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.

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

Book Details
Publisher Spectrum Books
Exam CSAT
ISBN-10 8179304361
Edition 18th
Number of Pages 407 Pages
Publication Year 2012
Language English
ISBN-13 9788179304365
Binding Paperback
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Authored By Rajiv Ahir
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Shashi Prakash

Dec 24, 2014

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Nice book and Good discount on Flipkart

Nice service by Flipkart and very quick too. The book is very nice and the way it described about the modern history of India is fabulous. :)
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Daniel Kharpuri

Dec 17, 2014

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Not upto the mark

Applicable for prelims but impracticable for mains.
Lacks details, no in depth analysis, no pattern for study just chapter wise construing.
I wouldnt recommend this book if it is the turnpike for UPSC aspirants rather it should be supplemented as a reference book.
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Nikunj

Nov 26, 2014

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Crisp and Good Book

Hi,

I am commerce back ground and history was mystery for me till i read this book, yes the book is excellent in the manner of writing as it covers all If and buts needed for the preparation of UPSC exam, also it will help to build your confidence for the paper 3 (GS1) of mains, i would lik…
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Rita

Nov 11, 2014

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Good Book

Very precise. Covers almost all the topic. Easy to understand. Also, its a small book and I love to carry it all the time.
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ravindra singh

Nov 11, 2014

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Concise , Accurate and Impartial

Most professionally written book that you are going to read . Third eye view of all the events
. Covering most events of modern India . Good book for Competition as nothing more required to read on this topic .
Only problem is with binding and printing quality . Paper q…
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ravi saini

Jul 14, 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.
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Karan

Jun 8, 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.
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ravi sharma

Aug 5, 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 end
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Aniket Patil

Jun 6, 2014

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Great Book for CSE Prelim

Very good book almost covers all the Important topics in India's Modern History. Though it is good book, I will suggest to use it as supplementary book with Bipin Chandra's Book.


Cons:
- Paper Quality is very Poor.
- Text is also very small

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Febin C

Jun 7, 2014

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Best book for CSE History

Pros
Its very concise to the point and objective
The language is easy to understand
Properly Structured

Cons
The font is a bit small and paper quality is not that good


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JITEN GOGOI

Dec 26, 2013

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modern history

very short and precise...!!good for revision purpose or for reference..!!!no detailed layout....only higlights are given..!!overall a good book if u are in short of time..!!!
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Abhinav Agnihotri

Aug 18, 2013

Highly Concise Pointwise description of all events

Firstly, the book might seem to be an average sized book as shown on the buy page. But, it is a palm sized book(can be called a pocket size) with maybe a 10 to 12-size font. Feels really challenging to concentrate on such small text. But once the rhythm is set the book is a blessing in disguise.
With point-wise and separated paragraphs the book provides all relevant data systematically.
Enjoy the book..!!
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Abinaya Sakthivel

Jun 14, 2013

Good book for last minute preparation..

The book explains the India's struggle for independence in a brief manner ..helps students for their last minute preparation ..!! it's a must for the beginners ..!! Easy to read , easy to understand., easy to remember .. that's is the speciality of the book ..!! important points are made in a simple manner ..!!!
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babu

Apr 23, 2013

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good book

well, it is a very compact in size as well as compact in briefing history of modern India. very good book, helps in revision for exam point of view. It clearly explains the period of 1857 to 1947.

But the only problem is that it has very small letter font size



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Arun Pal

Sep 1, 2012

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Compact Knowledge

Well they say that good things often come in smaller sizes, this book is an example of that notion. Nice for any time reading.

The printing is okay but the Font Size could have been bigger, the font size is small.

Flipkart delivered the book within 24 hrs, so looking forward to enjoy the same kind of service in future too.
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