This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 233
  • Course:
  • Semester: VIII
  • Title: History of Contemporary India
  • Stream: History
  • 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, IndoChina 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.


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

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


    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.