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A Brief History of Modern India is a comprehensive book for candidates preparing for the Civil Services examination. The book comprises of chapters on the Revolt of 1857, religious and social reform movements, national movement, administrative changes after 1857, development of Indian press and civil rebellions and tribal uprisings. In addition, the book consists of chapterwise questions for thorough revision and final practice. This book is essential for those aspiring to work for the Union Public Service Commission of India.
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Spectrum Editorial Board is a panel of expert editors from Spectrum Publishing House. They produce books on current affairs and general knowledge like International Organisations: Conferences and Treaties, Public Administration: Theories and Principles, Gandhi, Nehru, Tagore and Other Eminent Personalities of Modern India, etc.
1. The Revolt of
Socio -Religious Causes
Influence of Outside Events
Discontent Among Sepoy's
Beginning and Spread
Storm Cent res and Leaders of the Revolt
Suppression of Revolt
Causes of Failure of Revolt
Hindu-Muslim Unity Factor
Nature of the Revolt
2. Religious and Social Reform Movements
Genesis of the Awakening
A General Survey of Sociocultural Reform Movements and their Leaders
Positive Contributions of Reform Movements
Negative Aspects of Reform Movements
3. The Struggle Begins
Moderate Phase and Early Congress
Factors in Growth of Modern Nationalism
Political Associations Before the Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress - its Aims and Objectives
Methods of Political work of the Early Moderates
Contributions of Moderate Nationalists
An Evaluation of the Early Nationalists
Role of Masses
Attitude of the Government
4. National Movement
Why Militant Nationalism Grew
The Swedish and Boycott Movement
The Movement Under Militant Leadership
Extent of Mass Participation
All India Aspect
Annulment of Partition
Why did the Swedish Movement Fizzle out?
The Surat Split
The Government Strategy
First World War and Nationalist Response
Home Rule League Movement
Lucknow Session of the Indian National Congress—1916
Montague’s Statement—August 1917
5. National Movement—1919-1939 Era of Mass Nationalism
Why Nationalist Resurgence Now
Montague-Chalmers Reforms and Government of India Act, 1919
Emergence of Gandhi
Gandhi in India
Gains from Champlain, Ahmadabad and Heda
Satyagraha Against the Rowlatt Act - First Mass Strike
Jallianwala Bagh Massacre (April 13,1919)
Khilafat and Non - Cooperation Movement
Swarajists and No-Changers
Emergence of New Forces During the 1920s
Revolutionary Terrorism During the 1920s
Growth of Communal ism
Anti-Simon Commission Upsurge
The Run-up to Civil Disobedience Movement
Civil Disobedience Movement
First Round Table Conference (November 1930-January 1931)
Evaluation of Civil Disobedience Movement
Karachi Congress Session—1931
Second RTC and Second Civil Disobedience Movement
Communal Award and Poona Pact
Gandhi’s Harijan Campaign
The First Stage Debate
Government of India Act, 1935
The Second Stage Debate
28 Months of Congress Rule in Provinces
6. National Movement : Towards
Freedom and Partition - 1939 - 1947
Second World War and Nationalist Response
Quit India Movement
Famine of 1943
Wave ll Plan
The Indian National Army
Post-War National Upsurge - June 1945 to February 1946
Congress Election Campaign and INA trials
Three Upsurges - Winter of 1945-46
The Cabinet Mission
Communal Holocaust and the Interim Government
Attlee’s Statement—February 20, 1947
Mountbatten Plan, June 3, 1947
Indian Independence Act
Problems of Early Withdrawal
Integration of States
Why Congress Accepted Partition?
7. Administrative Changes After 1857
Administration - Central, Provincial, Local
Changes in the Army
8. Economic Impact of British Rule in India
Industrialization—Ruin of Artisans and Handicrafts men
Impoverishment of Peasantry
Emergence of New Land Relations, Ruin of Old Zamindars
Stagnation and Deterioration of Agriculture
Commercialization of Indian Agriculture
Development of Modern Industry
Rise of Indian Bourgeoisie
Famine and Poverty
Nationalist Critique of Colonial Economy
9. Development of Indian Press
Struggle by Early Nationalists to Secure Press Freedom
Vernacular Press Act, 1878
During and After the First World War
During the Second World War
10. Development of Education
A Humble Beginning by Charter Act of 1813
Efforts of Thomson 293
Wood’s Des-patch (1854)
Hunter Education Commission (1882-83)
Indian Universities Act, 1904
Government Resolution on Education Policy—1913
Saddler University Commission (1917-19)
Education Under Dyarchy
Hartog Committee (1929)
Wardha Scheme of Basic Education (1937)
Sergeant Plan of Education
After Independence 299
Kothari Education Commission (1964-66)
Development of Vernacular Education
Development of Technical Education
Evaluation of British Policy on Education
11. Brief Notes on Some Aspects of British Rule
British Social and Cultural Policy in India
Development of Constitution from 1773 to 1858
12. The Indian States
I.East India Company’s Struggle for equality with Indian States from a Position of Subordination (1740-1765)
II.Policy of Ring Fence (1765-1813)
III.Policy of Subordinate Isolation (1813-1857)
IV.Policy of Subordinate Union (1857-1935)
V.Policy of Equal Federation (1935-1947)
VI.Integration and Merger
13. Civil Rebellions and Tribal Uprisings—1757-1900
Bengal and Eastern India
Weaknesses of these Uprisings
14. Peasant Movements - 1857 - 1947
Peasantry Under Colonialism
A Survey of Early Peasant Movements
Changed Nature of Peasant Movements After 1857
Peasant Activity in Provinces
During the War
Post - War Phase
Balance - Sheet of Peasant Movements
15. The Movement of the Working Class
During Swadeshi Upsurge
During the First World War and After
During and After the Second World War
16. The Evolution of Nationalist Foreign Policy
1880 to First World War - Anti - Imperialism and Pan - Asian Feeling
World War I
1920s and 1930s - Identifying with Socialists
After 1936 - Anti - Fascism
Ready Reference Data
1. Personalities Associated with Specific Movements
2. Governors-General and Viceroys of India: Significant Events in their Rule
3. North-East Frontier Tribal Movements Year, Region, Major Causes
4. Other Tribal Movements - Period, Region, Causes and Consequences
5. Constitutional Development in India at a Glance
6. Indian National Congress Annual Sessions
7. Famous Trials of the Nationalistic Period
8. Socio-Religious Reform Movements
9. Caste Movements
10. Peasant Movements
11. Newspapers and Journals
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