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Indian History For Civil Services Main Exams Book By K.Krishna Reddy

As we know Indian CIvilization is more than 2000 years old, it is considered one of the most ancient civilizations in the world. So Indian History For Civil Services Main Exams Book will help to know in deep about our ancient history and helps the aspirants to tackle the Indian History section.

Indian History For Civil Services Main Exams Book written by Mr. K.Krishna Reddy is key to crack the history section.

INDIAN HISTORY

It is an all-inclusive book on the history of India, describing the country’s history through ancient, medieval, and modern times.

An ideal Book for students who are preparing to take the state civil service examinations or aspirants of any other competitive exams where Indian history is a subject of relevance.

About The Author:

Mr. K.Krishna Reddy is the author of this book. He is the Former Director, Hyderabad Study Circle.

He has also authored General Knowledge Digest 2010 and  Bharat Ka Itihas.

Contents of the book:

Preface to the Second Edition:

In this edition, the latest trends regarding History in UPSC exams and state civil services examinations have been taken care of.

As we all know visuals help more to remember things so in this edition there is not just text but more flowcharts, photographs, maps, diagrams, etc., to make it easy for the students.

As there are also other competitive exams where history is a core subject, this book will also guide them to attain their goals.

McGraw Hill Education is the publisher of this book.

Indian History For Civil Services Main Exams Book By K.Krishna Reddy

 

Preface to the First Edition:

As you know in history the interpretations and explanations are the core pillars of a proper understanding,

It is not a mere collection of facts in the form of names and dates.

This book is also extremely useful for the Main examination of civil services. It will guide the aspirants to write their Essay paper with a historical perspective which is an invaluable approach in essay writing.

SECTIONS

This book is divided into different sections and the topics are in chronological order :

Section-A

Ancient India :

STONE ART OF INDIA

PREHISTORIC CULTURES IN INDIA :

  • The periodization of Indian Prehistory
  • Early Iron Age: Beginning of Historical Phase
  • Pastoral and Farming
  • Characteristics of Pastoral and Farming and its Geographical Distribution
  • Communities (2000-500 bc)
  • Contacts With Indus Civilisation
  • Glossary of Archaeological Terms

Indian History For Civil Services Main Exams Book By K.Krishna Reddy

INDUS VALLEY CIVILISATION

  • Place of Indus Civilisation in History
  • Origins
  • Mature Phase
  • Economy
  • Culture and Society
  • Problems of Decline

VEDIC SOCIETY

  • General Survey
  • Original Home of Aryans
  • Features of Aryan Culture
  • Vedic Texts
  • Sources for Reconstructing Vedic Society and Culture
  • Rig Vedic Phase to Later Vedic Phase transformations
  • Economic Conditions
  • Political Organisation and Evolution of Monarchy
  • Social Organisation and Varna System
  • Religion and Upanishadic Thought

PRE-MAURYA PERIOD

  • Early Historical Phase
  • State Formation and Urbanisation
  • Political History
  • Religious movements
  • Jainism
  • Bhagavatism
  • Brahmanical Literature

THE MAURYAN EMPIRE

  • Political History
  • Megasthenes
  • Asoka and His Successors
  • Asoka’s Inscriptions and Sites
  • Asoka’s Dhamma
  • Mauryan administration, economy, society and art
  • Economy
  • Society
  • The Arthasastra

POST-MAURYAN INDIA (BC 200–AD 300)

  • General Survey
  • Sangam Texts and Society
  • Satavahanas and Other Indigenous Dynasties
  • Foreign Dynasties
  • Commercial Contacts with The Outside World
  • Schools of Art

THE GUPTAS AND THEIR SUCCESSORS (AD 300–750)

  • General Survey
  • Gupta Empire
  • Economic Conditions
  • Culture
  • Political and Cultural History of Their Successors
  • Socio-Economic History of Their Successors

Indian History by Krishna Reddy

SOCIETY AND CULTURE

  • Society: Evolution of Jatis
  • Varna System
  • Asramas
  • Samskaras
  • Marriage Forms and Practices
  • Marriage Practices
  • Position of Women
  • Ancient Indian Languages And Literature
  • Ancient Indian Secular Literature
  • Art and Architecture
  • Structural Temple Architecture
  • Sculpture and Iconography
  • Performing Arts
  • Personalities
  • Indian Classical Dances
  • Indian Painting

Section-B

Medieval India :

EARLY MEDIEVAL INDIA AND CULTURAL TRENDS (750-
1200)

  • General Survey
  • Major Dynasties of North India
  • The Rajaputras
  • Feudalism
  • Cholas and others of South India
  • Cultural Trends 750–1200
  • Growth Of Regional Cultures
  • Religious Conditions and Importance of Temples
  • Shankaracharya and Hinduism
  • Languages and Literature
  • Islamic History

THE DELHI SULTANATE (1206–1526)

THE DELHI SULTANATE (1206–1526)

  • Ghorian Invasions
  • Delhi Sultanate Under The Slave Sultans
  • Ala-Ud-Din Khalji: Measures and Conquests
  • Muhammad Tughlaq’s Innovations
  • Firoz Tughluq and Decline of Delhi Sultanate
  • The Lodhis (1451–1526)
  • Administration
  • Agrarian Structure and Relations
  • Growth of Commerce and Urbanization
  • Growth of Trade and Commerce
  • Technological Changes
  • Evolution of Indo-Persian Culture
  • New Socio-Cultural Trends

PROVINCIAL DYNASTIES AND RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS

  • Vijaynagar Empire
  • Other Provincial Dynasties
  • Monotheistic Movements
  • Growth of Regional Literatures

THE MUGHAL EMPIRE (1526–1707)

  • First Phase of the Mughal Empire
  • The Sur Empire (1540–55)
  • Akbar (1556–1605)
  • Other Great Mughals
  • Sivaji and His Successors
  • Economy
  • Commerce with Europe
  • Mughal Culture
  • Religious Thought: Abul Fazl
  • Social Stratification and Status of Women

DECLINE OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE (1707–1761)

Decline of mughal

  • Later Mughals: Causes Behind Decline
  • Maratha Power Under the Peshwas
  • Regional States: Bengal (1717–72)
  • The Afghans
  • Sawai Jai Singh, the Astronomer
  • Rise of Urdu Language

Section-C

Modern India :

BRITISH EXPANSION AND ADMINISTRATION

  • Carnatic Wars
  • Conquest of Bengal
  • Mysore and its Resistance to British Expansion
  • Anglo-Maratha Wars and Treaties
  • Anglo-Sikh Wars
  • The annexation of Sind (1843)
  • Structure of British Raj
  • Governors-General and Viceroys
  • Constitutional Developments

ECONOMIC IMPACT OF THE BRITISH RAJ

Indian History For Civil Services Main Exams Book By K.Krishna Reddy

  • Three Stages of Colonialism
  • The drain of Wealth (Tribute)
  • Land Revenue SettlementsRailways
  • Commercialization of Agriculture
  • Opium Manufacture in India
  • Rural Indebtedness and Growth of Landless Labour
  • Deindustrialization
  • Growth of Modern Industries

CULTURAL ENCOUNTER AND SOCIAL CHANGES

  • Introduction of Western Education and Modern Ideas
  • Indian Renaissance: Social and Religious Reform Movements
  • Manav Dharma Sabha
  • Nature and Limitations of 19th Century
  • Growth of Indian Middle Class
  • The Press and its Impact
  • Rise of Modern Literature In Indian Languages
  • Official Social Reform Measures Before 1857

RESISTANCE TO BRITISH RULE

  • General Survey
  • The 1857 Revolt
  • Peasant Movements
  • Trade Union Movement
  • Caste Movements

INDIAN FREEDOM STRUGGLE — THE FIRST PHASE

  • Growth of National Consciousness
  • Establishment of The Indian National Congress
  • Moderate Phase (1885–1905)
  • Growth of Extremism (1906–1918)
  • Economic Nationalism and Swadeshi Movement
  • The Act of 1909 and the British Policy of Divide and Rule
  • Congress-League Pact of 1916
  • Home Rule Movement (1916–17)

GANDHI AND HIS THOUGHT

Indian History For Civil Services Main Exams Book By K.Krishna Reddy

  • Gandhi (1869–1948)
  • His Techniques of Mass Mobilisation
  • Khilafat and Non-Cooperation Movements
  • Civil Disobedience Movement
  • Quit India Movement
  • Other Strands In the National Movement—Revolutionaries
  • Swarajists
  • The Left
  • Subhas Chandra Bose and The INA

SEPARATIST TRENDS IN INDIAN NATIONALIST POLITICS

  • Separatist Trends
  • Rise and Growth of the Muslim League
  • Pakistan Movement
  • The Post-1945 Developments: Partition and Independence
  • Indian Independence Act (1947)

INDIAN INDEPENDENCE TO 1964

Indian History For Civil Services Main Exams Book By K.Krishna Reddy

  • The New Republic and The 1950 Constitution
  • Jawaharlal Nehru’s Vision
  • Planning and State-Controlled Industrialisation
  • Agrarian Reforms
  • India’s Foreign Policy of Non-Alignment
  • Border Conflict with China and Chinese Aggression

Section-D

Revision

  •  MODERN AND MEDIEVAL INDIA’S  GLOSSARY OF ECONOMIC TERMS
  • PERSONALITIES

QUESTION BANK :

Every topic in this book i.e, Indian History For Civil Services main exam book has a large question bank with their answers.

So when you complete a topic you can practice or check your knowledge with that question bank.

 

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