History – From IGNOU Materials

 

 

 

HISTORY

 

 

 

EHI-05 India from Mid-18th to Mid-19th Century

Rise of Regional Powers
Indian Polity in the Mid – 18th Century
Bengal and Awadh
The Maratha State System
Mysore and Hyderabad
The Punjab

 

 

Capitalism and Imperialism
Mercantile To Industrial Capitalism in Europe
European Colonial Powers

 

 

British Conquest and Consolidation
The British in Eastern India Upto Buxar
Conflict and Expansion – South India
Anglo – Maratha and Mysore Wars
British Expansion in North India
British Expansion Beyond Indian Frontiers
Imperial Ideology – Orientalist Construction of india and the Utilitarians

 

 

Colonial Economy
Mercantile Policies and Indian Trade
The New Land Revenue Settlements
The Commercialisation of Agriculture
De – Industralization in India
Economic Impact of Colonial Rule

 

 

Cultural Contours
The Languages of Modern India
Literature in the Indian languages
The Spread of English Education
Western Knowledge and the Indian Mind

 

 

Impact of British Rule Polity and Society
Constitutional Developments

(1757 – 1858)

Administration and Law
Social Policy and Indian Response

 

 

Social and Cultural Change
Reform Movement – I
Reform Movement – II
Social Discrimination and Disprivileged Groups

 

 

Popular Revolts and Uprisings
Peasant and Tribal Uprisings
Revolt of 1857 – Causes and Nature
Revolt of 1857 – Course and Aftermath

 

 

 

 

M A – History

MHI-01 Ancient and Medieval Societies

Early Human Societies
Hunting and Gathering
Pastoral Nomadism
Transition to Agriculture
The Neolithic Revolution
Implications for the World

 

 

Bronze Age Civilizations
Cultural and Natural Settings of the Early Civilizations
Technological Foundations and Socio-Economic Parameters
Writing and Artistic Expression
The Social Structure Reconstructed

 

 

Formation of States and Empires
Formation of States and Empires – A General Introduction
The Persian Empire
Ancient Greece
The Roman Empire

 

 

Alternative Social Formations
Latin America
Africa
Nomadic Empires

 

 

Religion, State and Society
The Late Roman World
China

 

 

Feudalism
Debates on Feudalism
Feudalism: Forms and Structures
Phases of Feudalism
Trade and the Decline of Feudalism

 

 

Trade and Commerce in the Medieval World
Oceanic Trade
Business Communities
Commercial Practices
Craft Production

 

 

Medieval World in Transition
Science and Technologies and Expansion of Knowledge
Transition to Modern World
Religious Establishment

 

 

Pre-modern World An Overview
Trends and Transition in Population
Urbanism
Technologies of Warfare and Communication
Kinship Pattern and Family Structure

 

 

 

MHI-02 Modern World

Theories of the Modern World
Renaiassance and the Idea of the Individual
The Enlightenment
Critiques of Enlightenment

 

 

Modern World Essential Components
Theories of the State
Capitalist Economy and its Critique
The social Structure

 

 

The Modern State and Politics
Bureaucratization
Democratic Politics
Modern State and welfare
Nationalism

 

 

Capitalism and Industrialization
Commercial Capitalism
Capitalist Industrialization
Socialist Industrialization
Underdevelopment

 

 

Expansion of Europe
Conquest and Appropriation
Migrations and settlements
Imperialism
Colonialism
Decolonization

 

 

International Relations
Nation – State System
International Rivalries of Twentieth century
Unipolar world and Counter Currents

 

 

Revolutions
Political Revolution: France
Political Revolution: Russia
Knowledge Revolution: Printing and Informatics
Technological Revolution: Communications and Medical 

 

 

Violence and Repression
Modern Warfare
Total War
Violence by Non – state Actors

 

 

Dilemmas of Development
Demography
Ecology
Consumerism

 

 

 

MHI-03 Historiography

Understanding History
Generalisation
Causation
Objectivity and Interpretation
History, Ideology and society

 

 

Pre-Modern Traditions-1
Greco – Roman Traditions
Traditional Chinese Historiography
Historiographical Traditions in Early India

 

 

Pre-Modern Traditions-2
Medieval Historiography: Western
Medieval Historiography: Arabic and Persian
Medieval Historiography: Indo – Persian
Local History

 

 

Approaches to History in Modern Times-1
Positivist Tradition
Classical Marxist Tradition
The Annales School

 

 

Approaches to History in Modern Times-2
Recent Marxist Approaches
Post Modernist Intervention
Gender in History
Race in History

 

 

Approaches and Themes in Indian Historiography-1
Colonial Historiography
Nationalist Approach
Communalist Trends
Marxist Approach
The Cambridge School

 

 

Approaches and Themes in Indian Historiography-2
History from Below
Subaltern Studies
Economic History
Peasantry and Working Classes
Caste, Tribe and Gender
Religion and Culture
Environment, Science and Technology

 

 

 

MHI-04 Political Structure in India

Early State Formation
Pre – State to State
Territorial States to Empire
Polities from 2nd Century B.C to 3rd Century A.D
Polities from 3rd Century B.C to 6th Century A.D

 

 

State in Early Medieval India
Early Medieval Polities in North India – 7th to 12th Centuries A.D
Early Medieval Polities in Peninsular India – 6th to 8th Centuries A.D
Early Medieval Polities in Peninsular India – 8th to 12th Centuries A.D

 

 

State in Medieval Times
State Under the Delhi Sultanate
Vijayanagara, Bahmani and Other Kingdoms
The Mughal State
18th Century Successor States

 

 

Colonization – Part I
The Eighteenth Century Polities
Colonial Powers: Portuguese, Dutch and French
The British Colonial State
Princely States

 

 

Administrative and Institutional Structures
Administrative and Institutional Structures in Peninsular India
 Administrative and Institutional Systems in North India
Law and Judicial Systems

 

 

Administrative and Institutional Structures
The Delhi Sultanate
Vijayanagar, Bahmani and Other Kingdoms
The Mughal State
18th Century Successor States

 

 

Colonization Part II
Activities
Resources
Extent of Colonial Intervention: Education and Society
End of the Colonial State – Establishment of Democratic Polity

 

 

 

MHI-05 History of Indian Economy

Historiography, Environment and Economy
Historiography of the Pre – Colonial Economy – Ancient
Historiography of the Pre – Colonial Period – Medieval
Historiography of the Colonial Economy
Environmental Zones and Indian Economic History

 

 

Emergence and Structure of Complex Economy
Origins of Agriculture, Animal Domestication, Craft production to Urbanisation (Case of the Harappan Civilization)
Archaeology and Geography of Agricultural and Pastoral Communities of the Sub – Continent to the Middle of the First Millennium B.C
Comparative Structures of Economies in Some Early States (Maurya, Kushana, Satavahana, Gupta)
Pattern of Trade, Urbanisation and Linkages: North India (C.600 B.C – 300 A.D)
Pattern of Trade, Urbanisation and Linkages: peninsular India (C.300 B.C – 300 A.D)

 

 

Early Medieval Economy and Its Continuities
Organisation of Agricultural and Craft production: North india – C.550 A.D – C.1300 A.D
Organisation of Agricultural and Crafts Production, Regional Profiles of Agrarian Society, Nature of Stratification: South india
Nature of Stratification and Regional Profiles of Agrarian Society in Early Medieval North India – C.550 A.D – C.1300 A.D
Trade, Trading Networks and Urbanisation: North India – C.300 A.D – c. 1300 A.D
Exchange Networks, Merchant Organisations and Urbanisation: South India

 

 

Expansion and Growth of Medieval Economy-1
Agricultural Production
Agrarian Structure: Relations
Non – Agricultural Production
Taxation
Urban Centres in Medieval India

 

 

Expansion and Growth of Medieval Economy-2
Inland and Maritime Trade
Business Practices and Monetary History
Technology and Economy
Transport and Communication
Eighteenth Century in Indian History

 

 

Trade and Markets
Merchants and Markets: 1757 – 1857
Colonialism and Trade: 1857 – 1947

 

 

The Rural Economy
Agrarian Policy and Land Rights
Pattern of Commercialisation
Forest Economies in Colonial India
Demographic Change and Agrarian society in Colonial India
Tribal Society and Colonial Economy
The Question of Agrarian Growth and Stagnation

 

 

Craft Production, Technological Change and Industrialization
The De – Industrialization Debate
Crafts Industries and Small Scale production
Patterns of Industrialization
Technology, Science and Empire
From Planned Economy to Globalisation
The Political Economy of Liberalisation

 

 

 

MHI-06 Evolution of Social Structures in India through the Ages

Introductory
Reconstructing Ancient Society with Special Reference to Sources
Hunting – Gathering, Early Farming Society, Pastoralism
Harappan Civilisation and Other Chalcolithic Cultures

 

 

Cultures in Transition
Societies Represented in Vedic Literature
Iron Age Cultures
Socio – Religious Ferment in north India: Buddhism and Jainism
Emergence of Buddhist Central and Peninsula India

 

 

Early Historic Societies 6th Century – 4th Century A.D
Urban Classes: Traders and Artisans, Extension of Agricultural Settlements
Chaityas, Viharas and their Interaction with Tribal Groups
Early Tamil Society – Regions and their cultures and Cult of Hero Worship
Marriage and Family Life, Notions of Untouchability, Changing Patterns in Varna and jati

 

 

Early Medieval Societies
Transition to Early Medieval Societies
The Problem of Urban Decline: Agrarian Expansion, Land Grants and Growth of Intermediaries
Proliferation and Consolidation of Castes and Jatis
Religion in Society

 

 

Medieval Society
Village Community
Rural Society: North India
Rural Society: Peninsular India

 

 

Society on the Eve of Colonialism
Clans and Confederacies in Western India
Urban Social Groups in North India
Changing Social Structure in Peninsular India
Socio Religious Movements
The Eighteenth Century Society in Transition

 

 

Modern Society
Perceptions of the Indian Social Structure y the Nationalists and Social Reformers
Studying Castes in the New Historical Context
Pattern of Rural – Urban Mobility: Overseas Migration
Social Structure in the Urban and Rural Areas

 

 

Social Questions Under Colonialism
Colonial Forest Policies and Criminal Tribes
Gender/Women Under Colonialism
Social Discrimination
Popular Protests and Social Structures
Studying Tribes Under Colonialism

 

 

 

MHI-07 Religious Thought and Belief in India

Approaches to the Study of Religion
Philosophy of Religion
Religion and Ideology
Religion and Culture

 

 

Early Religious Traditions
Harappan Religion
Vedic Religion (Ritual)
Vedic Religion (Thought)
Jainism
Buddhism

 

 

Religious Traditions and the Ideology of Bhakti
The Epics: The MahaBharata and the Ramayana
The Making of Puranic Religion
Bhakti and Tantrism
Forms and Features of Puranic Religion

 

 

Religion in Medieval India I
Islamic Religious Thought in India
Sufism
Sikhism
Zoroastrianism

 

 

Religion in Medieval India II
Puranic Tradition
Shaivism, Shaktism and Natha – Panthis
Vaishnavite Movements
Christianity in India

 

 

Modern Trends in Religion I
The Brahmo Samaj and the Prarthana Samaj Movements
The Arya Samaj Movement
The RamaKrishna – Vivekananda Movement
The Theosophical Movement

 

 

Modern Trends in Religion II
Reform Movements in Islam 
Reform Movements in jainism
Buddhism in Modern India
Reform Movements in Sikhism

 

 

Tribal Religious Traditions
Understanding of Tribal Religions
Southern and Central India 
Eastern and Western India

 

 

MHI-08 History of Ecology and Environment India

Studying Ecology & Environment An Introduction
Nature – Human Interface
Indian Landscape
Sources of study

 

 

Environment and Early Societies
Resources Use and Human Societies
Hunting – Gathering
Nomadic Pastoralism

 

 

Environment and Agricultural Societies
Origins of Agriculture
River Valley Civilisation
Agricultural Diffusion and Regional Specificities-I
Agricultural Diffusion and Regional Specificities-II

 

 

Appropriation of Environment – Other Forms
Energy Resources
Water Resources
Forest Resources
Metal & Mineral Resources

 

 

Indian Philosophy and Environment
Man – Nature Relationship
Conservation Through Ages

 

 

Colonialism and Environment
Understanding of Environment
Environmental Agenda
Resource Management: Forests
Resource Management: Water

 

 

Modern Concerns
Development and Environmental Concerns
Bio – Diversity
Environmental Resources and Patents
Alternatives

 

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