HomeEasy to StartB Tech Courses III-IVHS 235 History of Modern India

Introduction to the study of Indian history; Decline of pre-colonial rule; Transition to the British Empire; Transformation of rural economy; Merchants and cities;-Resistance and repression: peasant and tribal rebellions, the rebellion of 1857; Expansion of the British Empire: caste and enumeration, census, cartographic surveys; Collaboration and resistance; Reform and revival; Early nationalist movement; Indian nationalism from 1920s: the age of Gandhi; Partition and Independence: memory and trauma; Postcolonial India.


1. S. Bose and A. Jalal, Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy, Oxford University Press, 2010.

2. C. Markovits, ed. A History of Modern India, 1480-1950, Anthem University Press, 2004.


1. B. D. Metcalf and T. R. Metcalf ed. A Concise History of Modern India,
Cambridge University Press, 2006.

2. J. Nehru, The Discovery of India, Penguin, 2008.

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