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EHI-01 Modern India 1857-1964 [Download]

Block-1 Imperialism, Colonialism and Nationalism

Unit-1 Imperialism and Colonialism: A Theoretical Perspective
Unit-2 Imperialism: Its Effects
Unit-3 The Rise of National Consciousness
Unit-4 The Revolt of 1857
Unit-5 Colonialism: The New Administrative System- Pre and Post 1857
Unit-6 Consolidation of the Raj: Frontier and Foreign Policy

Block-2 Emergence of Organised Nationalism

Unit-7 Second Half of the 19th Century
Unit-8 Social Reforms in 19th Century India
Unit-9 Indian National Congress: Formation
Unit-10 Indian National Congress: Moderates and Extremists
Unit-11 Partition of Bengal and the Swadeshi Movement

Block-3 Radical Trends, Nationalism and Mahatma Gandhi

Unit-12 Marxist and Socialist Thought
Unit-13 The First World War: Causes and Consequences
Unit-14 The Russian Revolution: Causes, Course and Significance
Unit-15 Revolutionary Trends, Ghadar Party and Home Rule League

Block-4 Nationalism Inter-War Years-I

Unit-17 Constitutional Reforms: 1892-1920
Unit-18 Non-Cooperation and Khilafat Movement: 1919- 1922
Unit-19 The Akali Movement
Unit-20 The Non- Brahmin Movement in Western in Western and Southern India
Unit-21 The Swarajists and Constructive Work: 1922-29
Unit-22 Growth of Communalism up to the Second World War

Block-5 Nationalism Inter-War Year-II

Unit-23 Freedom Movement and Nationalist Literature
Unit-24 Revolutionary and Terrorist Movement: Bhagat Singh and Chittagong Armoury Raid
Unit-25 Civil Disobedience Movement —1930 -1934
Unit-26 Indian National Congress – Socialist Ideas:Role of Nehru and Bose
Unit-27 Growth of Left: Communist Party of India and Congress Socialist Party
Unit-28 Growth of Trade Union and Peasant Movement: 1920s – 1930s

Block-6 Nationalism Inter- War Year-III

Unit-29 Constitutional Reforms 1921-1935
Unit-30 Elections of 1937 and Congress Ministries
Unit-31 The Growth of Indian Capitalism, the Capitalist Class and the Freedom Struggle
Unit-32 Popular Struggles in the Princely States
Unit-33 World War-II: Causes, Course and Consequences

Block-7 Towards a Sovereign State

Unit-34 Indian Nationalism During World War-II: Quit India Movement and INA
Unit-35 Towards Independence, 1945-47
Unit-36 Communalism and the Partition of British India
Unit-37 Establishment of a Democratic Polity

Block-8 Independent India Towards Development 1947-1964

Unit-38 Planning and Industrialization in India
Unit-39 Planning and Land Reforms in India
Unit-40 Foreign Policy of India
Unit-41 The Theory and Practice of Secularism in India 1947-1964

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EHI-02 India Earliest Times to the 8th Century A.D [Download]

Block-1 Environment and Early Patterns of Adaptation

Unit-1 India : Physical Features
Unit-2 Regions in Indian History : Formation and Characteristics
Unit-3 Hunter-Gatherers : Archaeological Perspective
Unit-4 Origins of Agriculture and Domestication of Animals

Block-2 Harappan Civilization

Unit-5 Antecedents, Chronology and Geographical Spread
Unit-6 Material Characteristics
Unit-7 Nature of Contacts
Unit-8 Society and Religion
Unit-9 Diffusion and Decline

Block-3 Evolution of early Indian Society

Unit-10 Chalcolithic and Early Iron Age-I
Unit-11 Chalcolithic and Early Iron Age-II
Unit-12 The Early Vedic Society
Unit-13 Changes in The Later Vedic Phase

Block-4 India 6th to 4th Century B.C


Block-5 Polity, Society and Economy 320 B.C. to 200 B.C

Unit-18 Magadhan Territorial Expansion
Unit-19 Economy of the Mauryan Empire
Unit-20 Administrative Organisation and Relationship with Other Powers
Unit-21 Asoka’s Policy of Dhamma
Unit-22 Disintegration of the Empire

Block-6 India Century 200 B.C to 300 A.D

Unit-23 Northern-Western and Northern India
Unit-24 Expansion in Network of Trade and Urbanisation
Unit-25 Development in Religion
Unit-26 Art and Architecture

Block-7 State and Society in South India 200 B.C To 300 A.D

Unit-27 Early State Formation in Deccan
Unit-28 Early State Formation in South India (Tamilaham)
Unit-29 Agrarian Settlements and Agrarian Society in Peninsular India
Unit-30 Expansion of Trade and Urban Centres
Unit-31 Growth of Tamil Language and Literature

Block-8 India Polity B.C 300 to 800 A.D

Unit-32 Rise and Growth of Guptas –
Unit-33 Economy, Society and Polity : Guptas –
Unit-34 Post-Gupta Kingdoms in North India –
Unit-35 Kingdoms in the Deccan and the South

Block-9 Transition to early Medieval India

Unit-36 Changes in Economy
Unit-37 Changes in Society
Unit-38 Structure of Polity
Unit-39 Developments in Religion

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EHI-03 History India From 8th to 15th Century [Download]

Block-1 Early Medieval Economy 8th to 13th Century

Unit-1 Agrarian Economy
Unit-2 Urban Settlements –
Unit-3 Trade and Commerce –
Unit-4 Trading Communities and Organisations

Block-2 Society and Culture 8th to 13th Century

Unit-5 Social Organisation –
Unit-6 Ideology –
Unit-7 Development of Regional Cultural Traditions

Block-3 Indian Polity in its Regional Variation 8th to 13th Century

Unit-8 Nature of Regional Politics –
Unit-9 Northern and Eastern India –
Unit-10 Western and Central India –
Unit-11 The Deccan –
Unit-12 South India

Block-4 Establishment of Delhi Sultanate

Unit-13 Rise of Turks and Mongols in Central Asia –
Unit-14 Establishment and Consolidation –
Unit-15 Territorial Expansion

Block-5 Indian Polity The Sultanate

Unit-16 Administration of the Sultanate
Unit-17 Formation of the Sultanate Ruling Class
Unit-18 Problem, Crisis and Decline

Block-6 Economy of Delhi Sultanate

Unit-19 State and Economy
Unit-20 Agrarian Structure
Unit-21 Rise of Urban Economy Trade and Commerce
Unit-22 Technology and Crafts

Block-7 The Regional Powers 13th to 15th Century

Unit-23 Central and Eastern India –
Unit-24 Northern and Western India
Unit-25 State, Administration and Economy in North India
Unit-26 Regional Powers in South India and Deccan
Unit-27 The Vijaynagar Empire
Unit-28 The Bahmanis

Block-8 Society And Culture 13th to15th Century

Unit-29 Socio-Religious Movement: Bhakti Movement
Unit-30 Socio-Religious Movement: Sufi Movement
Unit-31 Art and Architecture of Delhi Sultanate
Unit-32 Art and Architecture of Regional States
Unit-33 Language and Literature
Unit-34 Lifestyle and Popular Cultures

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EHI-04 India From 6th to Mid 18th Century [Download]

Block-1 India in the 16th Century

Unit-1 Political Formations in Central and West Asia –
Unit-2 Polity and Economy in North India –
Unit-3 Polity and Economy in Deccan and South India –
Unit-4 The Trading World of Asia and the Coming of the Portuguese

Block-2 Mughal Empire Polity

Unit-5 Growth of Mughal Empire: 1526-1556
Unit-6 Expansion and Consolidation: 1556-1707
Unit-7 Relations with Central Asia and Persia

Block-3 Regional Powers and the Mughals

Unit-8 Ahmednagar, Bijapur and Golkonda
Unit-9 The Deccan States and the Mughals
Unit-10 Rise of the Marathas in the 17th Century
Unit-11 Rajput States

Block-4 Political Ideas and Institutions


Block-5 State and Economy

Unit-16 Mughal Land Revenue System
Unit-17 Agrarian Relations: Mughal India
Unit-18 Land Revenue System: Maratha, Deccan and South India
Unit-19 Agrarian Relations: Deccan and South India
Unit-20 Fiscal and Monetary System, Prices

Block-6 Production and Trade

Unit-21 Agricultural Production –
Unit-22 Non-Agricultural Production –
Unit-23 Inland and Foreign Trade –
Unit-24 Personnel of Trade and Commercial Practices –
Unit-25 The European Trading Companies

Block-7 Society and Culture I

Unit-26 Population in Mughal India
Unit-27 Rural Classes and Life-style
Unit-28 Urbanisation, Urban Classes and Life-style
Unit-29 Religious Ideas and Movements
Unit-30 State and Religion

Block-8 Society and Culture II

Unit-31 Indian Languages and Literature
Unit-32 Science and Technology
Unit-33 Architecture
Unit-34 Painting and Fine Arts

Block-9 India at the Mid 18th Century

Unit-35 Decline of the Mughal Empire
Unit-36 Rise of Regional Powers
Unit-37 Potentialities of Economic Growth: An Overview

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EHI-05 India frim Mid-18th to Mid-19th Century [Download]

Block-1 Rise of Regional Powers

Unit-1 Indian Polity in the mid-18th Century
Unit-2 Bengal and Awadh
Unit-3 The Maratha State System
Unit-4 Mysore and Hyderabad
Unit-5 The Punjab

Block-2 Capitalism and Imperialism

Unit-6 Mercantile to Industrial Capitalism in Europe
Unit-7 European Colonial Powers

Block-3 British Conquest and Consolidation

Unit-8 The British in Eastern India up to Buxar
Unit-9 Conflict and Expansion- South India
Unit-10 Anglo-Maratha and Mysore Wars
Unit-11 British Expansion- North India
Unit-12 British Expansion Beyond Indian Frontiers
Unit-13 Imperial Ideology: Orientalist Construction of India and the Utilitarians

Block-4 Colonial Economy

Unit-14 Mercantile Policies and Indian Trade
Unit-15 The New Land Revenue Settlements
Unit-16 The Commercialisation of Agriculture
Unit-17 De-Industrialisation in India
Unit-18 Economic Impact of Colonial Rule

Block-5 Cultural Contours

Unit-19 Literature in the Indian Languages
Unit-20 The Languages of Modern India
Unit-21 The Spread of English Education
Unit-22 The Indian Mind and Western Knowledge : Growth of Critical Consciousness

Block-6 Impact of British Rule Polity and Society

Unit-23 Constitutional Development (1757-1858)
Unit-24 Administration and Law
Unit-25 Social Policy and Indian Response

Block-7 Social and Cultural Change

Unit-26 Reform Movement – I
Unit-27 Reform Movement – II
Unit-28 Social Discrimination and Disprivileged Groups

Block-8 Popular Revolts and Uprisings

Unit-29 Peasant and Tribal Uprisings
Unit-30 Revolt of 1857 – Cause and Nature
Unit-31 Revolt of 1857 – Course and Aftermath

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EHI-06 History of China and Japan (1840-1949) [Download]

Block-1 Society, Economy and Polity

Unit-1 Land and People (East Asia)
Unit-2 Society and Polity : China
Unit-3 Society and Polity : Japan
Unit-4 Traditional Economy : China and Japan
Unit-5 Religion and Culture : China and Japan

Block-2 Western Imperialism

Unit-6 The Opium Wars in China
Unit-7 The Unequal Treaty System in China
Unit-8 Japan and the West (Up to the Meiji Restoration)

Block-3 Japan Transition to Modernization

Unit-9 Decline of Feudalism and the Meiji Restoration
Unit-10 Modernization in Japan-1
Unit-11 Modernization in Japan-2
Unit-12 Modernization in Japan-3

Block-4 Rebellions, Reforms and Revolution

Unit-13 Taiping Uprising
Unit-14 Boxer Rebellion
Unit-15 Self Strengthening Movement and Hundred Days Reforms
Unit-16 Political Reforms in Japan
Unit-17 The Chinese Revolution of 1911

Block-5 Foreign Relations

Unit-18 Meiji Japan -1
Unit-19 Meiji Japan – II
Unit-20 Japan and World War -1
Unit-21 China and World War -1

Block-6 Post World War-I- Japan

Unit-22 Rise of Political Parties
Unit-23 Rise of Militarism
Unit-24 Post World War-I Economy
Unit-25 Japanese Imperialism upto Second World War
Unit-26 Japan After World War-II

Block-7 Post-Revolutionary China, 1911-21

Unit-27 Post-Revolutionary Developments, 1911-19
Unit-28 Cultural Movement
Unit-29 Foreign Investment and Rise of the New Class
Unit-30 Rise of Nationalism

Block-8 Communist Movement in China 1921-49

Unit-31 Formation of the Communist Party of China (CPC)
Unit-32 United Front
Unit-33 Kiangsi Soviet Experience
Unit-34 CPC and the War with Japan
Unit-35 The Chinese Revolution

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EHI-07 Modern Europe (Mid 18th to Mid 20th Centuries) [Download]

Block-1 The Origins of Modern Politics-1

Unit-1 The Modern State and Politics
Unit-2 Political Transition in Britain: 1780-1850
Unit-3 The American Revolution

Block-2 The Origins of Modern Politics-2

Unit-4 Radical Action by the Masses
Unit-5 Birth of the Modern French State
Unit-6 European Political Mobilizations
Unit-7 New Political Systems

Block-3 Industrial Revolution in Europe

Unit-13 Family
Unit-12 Demography
Unit-14 The Social Classes in Europe
Unit-15 Transition to Class Society

Block-4 Modern Industrial Society

Unit-13 Family
Unit-12 Demography
Unit-14 The Social Classes in Europe
Unit-15 Transition to Class Society

Block-5 The Nation- State System

Unit-16 Nationalism and the Nation-State
Unit-17 Formation of Nation-States-1: British and French
Unit-18 Formation of Nation-States-2: Germany and Italy
Unit-19 Empires and Nation-States-1: Ottoman and Habsburg Empires
Unit-20 Empires and Nation-States-2: The Russian Empire and Soviet Union

Block-6 Colonialism and Imperialism

Unit-21 Colonialism
Unit-22 Patterns of Colonial Domination-1: Direct Rule
Unit-23 Patterns of Colonial Domination-2: Indirect Rule
Unit-24 Imperialist Rivalries

Block-7 The Crisis of the 20th Century

Unit-25 Liberal Democracy
Unit-26 Counter Revolution I: Fascism to Conservative Dictatorship
Unit-27 Counter Revolution II: National Socialism in Germany
Unit-28 The Socialist World I
Unit-29 The Socialist World II

Block-8 The World At War

Unit-30 The Two World Wars
Unit-31 Nature of the Wars
Unit-32 Glimpse of the Post-War World

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IGNOU BA History Guide Books

Complete & comprehensive list of IGNOU BA History Guide Books (EHI) and Reference Books. Prepared & designed strictly in accordance with the syllabus and exam pattern. Consist of previous years solved question papers.

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