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A History of the Modern World: An Outline is a comprehensive book on Modern History for undergraduates and history enthusiasts. The book covers the history of the world from the French Revolution and the Renaissance to the World Wars and the early twenty-first century. In addition, the book discusses political change as a result of turmoil and strife. The book is indispensable to history students as well as to candidates taking up civil services exams that test General Knowledge.
About Ranjan Chakrabarti
Ranjan Chakrabarti works at Vidyasagar University as as the Vice-Chancellor. He is known for: Space and Power in History, Political Economy and Protest and Situating Environmental History among other books.
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Aug 9, 2013
Just about okI bought this book to prepare the 'world history' part of Civil Services Mains GS Paper I. Considering the lack of good Indian books on the topic, this is a welcome effort. It gives a broad overview of the period 1789 - 1945. There is no coverage of the the post-1945 period. The facts including major events, dates and personalities are given well, but analysis and elaboration is lacking. Not surprising given that the whole topic is covered in just 350 pages. The book is not edited well, plenty of spelling mistakes, and even discontinuity in the text at a couple of places. Finally, the book is … (Expand)
Sep 18, 2013
Not upto the markI bought this book hoping to get a crisp concise idea on modern world history for Civil Services Exams. However, I was disappointed with it and I lost my patience mid-way. It is definitely a good effort by the author - it is well researched and explains peculiar terms, but I guess that is about it. The link between events is not established very well and there is ambiguity in the text, sometimes also because of grammatical errors, excessive use of passive voice and pronouns. It does not take things from the basic and proceeds on various assumptions because of which the reader may often have to… (Expand)
Jul 19, 2014
ProfessionalThe book presents many facets and facts of each part of the modern history. Printed in nice paper and written in a Wikipedia-style documentary taste, the approach to explain the most boring of proceedings with tonnes of facts in a neutral manner deserves applauding.