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1.) Facets of Indian Culture
This book is a composite study of Indian culture—its art forms, architecture, literary and intellectual traditions, beliefs and myths and aspects of social development. It also examines some vital aspects of cultural transformation in modern India.
Candidates of many competitive examinations, but especially those of the civil services, will find this book worth reading.
Table of Contents
1. Indian Culture : An Introduction
2. Religion and Philosophy
8. Language and Literature
9. Society and Culture
10. Government and Culture
I. Crafts of India
II. Musical Instruments
2.) A Brief History of Modern India
This book traces the history of modern India starting from 1857, and details events up to 1947. It discusses the freedom movement and the various parallel movements on the social, economic, and political arenas too. The book also profiles various prominent leaders and personalities involved in the various reform and freedom movements and the leaders of independent India.
The first chapter takes a look at the Revolt of 1857. Then, the book discusses the various religious and reform movements that began in the nineteenth century. It then moves on to the beginnings of the nationwide freedom movement.
The next three chapters trace the national movement in three stages. The first covers the period between 1905 to 1918. The second covers the era of mass nationalism between 1919 to 1939. The third section covers the period from 1939 to 1947. It covers the gradual progress towards freedom and the Partition.
After this, the book focuses on the changes that took place in various fronts during the period of the British rule, and until independence. It discusses the administrative changes since 1857, the civil rebellion and tribal movements from 1757 to 1947, the peasant movement, and the workers movement.
A Brief History of Modern India also discusses the economic impact of the British rule on the country, provides notes on certain aspects of the British rule, covers the educational development, the evolution of the Indian Press, and the rise of the Indian State. The book also discusses the evolution of India’s foreign policy.
It contains a reference section that has profiles of personalities associated with the freedom struggle and the various reform movements. It takes a look at the various tribal movements including the North-East Frontier tribal movement.
The next section contains an overview of the Indian National Congress Annual Sessions, constitutional development, and famous trials during the freedom struggle. This section also takes a look at various newspapers and journals that were published during this period and has a chapter on the Governor generals and the Viceroys of India.
The book provides a concise coverage of the country’s history as it progressed gradually towards its emergence as an independent nation. It can be especially useful to candidates who are appearing for the civil services exams.