History Of The World takes readers right into the major events that have taken place from World War I to 9/11. Well researched and informative, this book comprehensively covers events that changed the course of history..
Summary Of The Book
History Of The World comprehensively covers historical events that took place from the late nineteenth century to the early twenty-first century. Published in 2009, this book has been written by two renowned Indian historians. They trace back the history of the world, and focus on incidents that have impacted millions of lives.
History Of The World throws light on World War I and II. It showcases why and how these wars took place. Starting off with WW I, this historic account goes all the way upto the terrorist attacks on 11th September 2001. Without being American or European centric, the authors have explained many major watershed events. The Civil Rights Movement in America to put an end to discrimination against African Americans has been meticulously covered. It shows how the non-white population struggled to end racial segregation and fight for their right to vote.
The book also speaks of the numerous nationalist movements that spread across Asia and Africa during the 1950s and 1960s. Anti-imperialist ideas played a major role in bringing about an end to colonization, and freeing many countries. Another interesting topic covered in History Of The World is the birth of the United Nations in 1945. Furthermore, the book also discusses the Cold War between the Soviet Union and United States of America. Arjun Dev and Indira Arjun Dev have developed an interlink between all the events and forces, which helps in understanding the progress of world history.
This book is designed for undergraduate students of history and international relations. However, anyone keen on knowing more about events that have altered the world, should definitely be reading History Of The World.
About The Authors
Arjun Dev is a historian, an author, and a professor. He has co-authored Contemporary World History Part I A History Textbook for Class XII, and has edited Towards Freedom Documents On the Movement for Independence in India, 1941: Part 1.
He had been associated with the National Council of Educational Research and Training from 1963-2000. He was a History professor, and the head of NCERT”s Humanities and Social Science Department. He played a major role in developing syllabi, and has also published numerous NCERT textbooks. He is currently the Coordinator of the Towards Freedom Project, an Indian Council for Historical Research.
Indira Arjun Dev is also a historian, author, and professor. She was a History professor at the National Council of Educational Research and Training. She helped in planning curriculums, and evaluating textbooks for various classes.The author has written and edited books on various topics like the Indian Independence Movement, World History, and Human Rights Movements. Some of her books are Kavitayen : Subramanya Bharati, and Social Science Part I Modern India Textbook in History for Class VIII.
A compendious read, if you want to revise 20th century history in two days.
16 Feb, 2014
okay... not great
25 Feb, 2014
Good book , precise and to the point.
9 Feb, 2017
Its a factual book
20 Aug, 2014
Lucid Book - must for UPSC CS Mains
23 Apr, 2014
12 Aug, 2013
22 Jul, 2014
precise but unbiased account....must for CSE
6 Apr, 2014
Worth every penny
12 Apr, 2018