HomeEasy to StartB.Tech Semester VIIIHS 415 History of Contemporary India

Independence and consequences of the partition; Making of the constitution; Towards
a nation-state: general election, annexation of princely states; Resettling
boundaries: linguistic re-organisation of the country; Land reform and the agrarian
question; Planning commission and development programme; International disputes:
Indo-Pak wars-1947, 1965, 1972, Indo-China war 1962 ; Social conflicts and caste
mobilisation; From Nehruvian legacy to regional political formations; Environment
and Polity; Popular culture and the making of contemporary India.

Texts

1. R. Guha, India After Gandhi, HarperCollins, 2007.

2. B. Chandra, A. Mukherjee and M. Mukherjee, India since Independence,
Penguin, 2008.

References

1.-B.R. Tomlinson, The Economy of Modern India, 1860-1970, Cambridge, 1996.

2 P. R. Brass, The Politics of India since Independence, Cambridge, 1994

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