Syllabus & Subjects offered in Bachelor of Arts [BA] (History):

BA History Subjects

Area of Study

Topics

History of India – Ancient to 600 CE

Reconstructing Ancient Indian History

Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherers

Harappan Civilization

Vedic Corpus and transition to Janapadas and Mahajanapadas

Mauryan and Post-Mauryan era

Age of the Guptas, Aspects of Society, Religious Development

History of India – 600C to 1500C

Emergence of major Political centers – Kannauj, Bengal, Peninsular India

Arab, Ghaznavi and Ghori’s Invasion of India

Agricultural Expansion

Urban Centers

Indian and Oceanic Trade

Sanskrit Literature

Temple and Cave Architecture

Polity and Institutional Structure

Varna System

History of India – 1500C to 1800C

The Mughal Empire – Foundation and Consolidation of Mughal Empire

Ideology and State in Mughal India

Economy in Mughal India

Crisis of the Mughal Empire

Society, Religion, and Culture in Mughal India

History of India – 1800C to Modern India

East India Company

Theory of Rent and lasses fair

Socio-Religious Movements in India

Rural Economy and Society

Early Resistance to Colonial Rule – Revolt of 1857

Colonial Intervention and Growth of Modern Education

Indian Nationalism

The Gandhian Era

New Trends in National Movement

Pre-War Political Developments

Post War Upsurges

Communal Politics and Partition

India from 1947-1964

Ancient World History

Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Cultures

Bronze Age Civilization

Nomadic groups in Central and West Asia

Slave Society in Ancient Greece

Polis in Ancient Greece

Major centers of Ancient Mediterranean World – Mesopotamia, Egypt and Persia

Political History of Greece

Macedonian Expansion

Political, Sociological and Cultural History of Rome

Transformation of Europe

Nature of Feudal Society

Crisis of Feudalism

Economic Crisis in the 14th century Europe

Fall of Constantinople

Development of National Monarchy

Economy in the 15th century

Economic expansion of Europe in 16thcentury

Proto-Industrialization

Renaissance, Renaissance Humanism

Economy of the 17th century Europe

Scientific Revolution

English Civil War of the 17th century

European History

Understanding the 18th century Europe

Social, Economic and Political background to French Revolution

French Revolution

Napoleon Bonaparte – Rise and Fall

The Vienna Congress

Metternich and the Conservative Order

Pattern of Insurrection in France and other Central European Countries

Emergence of nation-states in Central Europe

Unification of Italy and Germany

Russian Modernization

France Under the Second Empire

Industrialization in Europe

Rise of Working class movements and Socialist thought

Art and Culture, Religion, and Science of 18th century Europe

The Third Republic, Paris Commune, and German Reich

Age of Imperialism

Anglo-German Antagonism

Russian Revolution

World Politics

The Versailles Settlement of 1919

The League of Nations

The reparation issue and its impact on international relations

The Great Depression and its international repercussions

Fascism in Italy and Nazism in Germany

Diplomatic Background of the Second World War – Policy of Appeasement, the Munich Pact, Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact

The Spanish Civil War

United Nations Organization

Cold War

USSR’s relation with East European Countries

US foreign policy in the Post War period - Truman Doctrine and Marshall Plan

Bi-Polaris and Regional conflicts – War in Korea, Crisis in Cuba, Conflict in the Middle East

Disintegration of European Empires and emergence of the Third World

The Non-Aligned Movement

Indo-Pakistan Relations

India and the Liberation War of Bangladesh

The Liberation struggle of Vietnam

Reunification of Germany

The End of Socialist Regime and the Disintegration of USSR

The End of Cold War

Globalization

History of East Asia

China

Pre-colonial China

Colonial penetration in China

Popular movements in China including Taiping Revolution

Restoration, Reform, and Revolution in China

Nationalism and Communism in China

Japan

Pre-restoration Period

Meiji Restoration

Popular and Democratic Movements

Economic Modernization

Emergence of Japan as an Imperial Power

History of the United States of America

Making of the Republic

Evolution of American Democracy

Early Capitalism

The Agrarian South

Ante Bellum

Foreign Policy

Civil War

Industrial America

U.S. Imperialism

Afro-American Movements

Women’s Movements

Religious, Cultural and Intellectual Trends

History of the USSR

The Russian Revolution of February and October 1917

Civil War and War Communism

The New Economic Policy

Foreign Policy

The Comintern

Formation of USSR

The Great Debate of Soviet

Industrialization Collectivisation of Soviet Agriculture

Planned Industrialization

The Khrushchev Era

History of Africa

Historiography of Africa

Commerce and Migration (1500-1900)

Patterns of Colonization

Structures of Colonial Control

Economic Transformation

Emergence of new Religious and Cultural Identities

Popular Protests, Rebellion and National Liberation Movements

History of Latin America

Conquest of America and its repercussions

Economic Transformations

Bolivar’s Vision and the emergence of New States in the first half of the 19thcentury

The assertion of the U.S. hegemony in the Twentieth century

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