History of the World from the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty-First Century 1 Edition

History of the World from the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty-First Century 1 Edition (English, Paperback, Arjun Dev)

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History of the World from the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty-First Century 1 Edition  (English, Paperback, Arjun Dev)

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    • Language: English
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Orient BlackSwan
    • ISBN: 9788125036876, 8125036873
    • Edition: 1, 2009
    • Pages: 275
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    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.

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    5

    A compendious read, if you want to revise 20th century history in two days.

    Without delving into the unnecessary (but sometimes interesting details), this book presents a well-rounded view of 20th century using WW1, WW2 and Cold War as lynchpins.
    At 260 pages, one can easily complete this book in a couple of days.
    However, I already had a good deal of knowledge about these wars, hence I cannot judge this book from the perspective of a reader who is new to world history.
    I would like to point out a few shortcomings, minute as they are:
    -Martin Luther King Jr. and not...
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    Manas Sahu

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    Good book , precise and to the point.

    Good book , precise and to the point.
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    Amit k

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    okay... not great

    i think i will look for better books on the topic. not completely satisfied with the book. i will not recommend it.
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    Jishna Rajendran

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    25 Feb, 2014

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    Dont purchase

    Not a good book. Its only for basics of world history
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    Tanzeel Ur Rehman

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    Perfect product!

    Really good book for upsc aspirant simple language and topic arranged in good manner.... good service by flipcart
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    5

    Lucid Book - must for UPSC CS Mains

    Nicely written short book which gives the glimpses of the world history in just two days and really helpful for understanding the world history, go for it!!!!!!!!
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    Harmanpreet Singh

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    Good Book

    I bought this book, along with Ranjan Chakrabarti's "History of the Modern World: An Outline", to cover the "modern world history" portion of the Civils Mains new GS syllabus. The utter lack of quality Indian books on world history doesn't leave one with much choice, but luckily, this is a fine book. Updated till 2008, it gives in 260 pages a broad comprehensive survey of world history from the First World War to the present. The Devs are well-known historians, and their erudition is reflect...
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    Arjun Ramakrishnan

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    Good book

    for general reading its a good book to have a glimpse over world history.but wont suffice for IAS Mains
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    vs patil

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    Its a factual book

    I ordered this book from flipkart sometime ago. Its a good book from the perspective of an IAS aspirant. But if you read history books just fr fun, then this might not be for you. Mostly a factual book, enhaces your knowledge considerably but I prefer a combination of fiction+historical (like A thousand splendid suns)
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    Aayushi Kulshrestha

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    precise but unbiased account....must for CSE

    written by former authors of NCERT texts, this book is not detailed but touches upon every major incident after 1890s.....provides a relevant, unbiased overview of the history of the world....will be very helpful in CSE untill and unless you have old NCERTs
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    Ayush Rai

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    Questions and Answers
    Q:Is this ncert publication?
    A:its not ncert publication to be precise.they have compiled old ncert in a book
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    Q:is this book good for knowing all about Europe or amarican origin to till now ????
    A:Its just a summary
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    Q:I'm just interested in knowing the world history..not for any exams or anything. Is this book worth it then? does it cover the French revolution? the indo-china war 1962? everything???
    A:The book does not cover The French Revolution , nor the Indo-China war 1962. This book may not serve your purpose.
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    Q:Is Book have a detailed theory about topics in books or in short for mcq as per study for other objective examination?
    A:theory not objective
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