A Brief History of Modern India by Spectrum Books - 2015 Edition

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For Civil Services Examinations Mains Level These volumes are extensive and in-depth studies, and often suffer from an overemphasis on one aspect at the cost of another. The present small effort, however, brings together various aspects of the turbulent period (1857 to 1947) in a systematic and succinct manner: major and important details and milestones are effectively discussed while several relevant but little known details are also highlighted. Each chapter is accompanied by a summary which will prove very useful for quick revision.

It is not just the mainstream freedom struggle that has been considered, but the disparate efforts—small but significant—of several groups have also been discussed. The political and socio-economic developments that have influenced the growth of modern India have been dealt with in independent chapters.The endeavour has been to present complex and truly vast material in a brief and easy-to-understand manner, and we hope our readers find the book of use and interest.

 The present revised edition incorporates additional information under several chapters besides a survey of personalities associated with various movements, peasant and tribal movements, tables and charts for quick reference.


  1. The Revolt of 1857

  2. Religious and Social Reform Movements

  3. The Struggle Begins

  4. National Movement-1905-1918

  5. National Movement-1919-1939

  6. National Movement : Towards

  7. Administrative Changes After 1857

  8. Economic Impact of British Rule in India

  9. Development of Indian Press

  10. Development of Education

  11. Brief Notes on Some Aspects of British Rule

  12. The Indian States

  13. Civil Rebellions and Tribal Uprisings-1757-1900

  14. Peasant Movements-1857-1947

  15. The Movement of the Working Class

  16. The Evolution of Nationalist Foreign Policy


  1. Personalities Associated with Specific Movements

  2. Governors-General and Viceroys of India

  3. North-East Frontier Tribal Movements Year

  4. Other Tribal Movements

  5. Constitutional Development in India

  6. Indian National Congress Annual Sessions

  7. Famous Trials of the Nationalistic Period

  8. Socio-Religious Reform Movements

  9. Caste Movements

  10. Peasant Movements

  11. Newspapers and Journals

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Brand / Publisher Spectrum Books
Return Policy 30 Days
Edition 2015
ISBN 9788179305621
Author Rajiv Ahir , R. Vaidya , Sabina Madan
Language English
Subject History
Chapters 16
Pages 407
Binding Paperback


Brand Information

Spectrum Books Pvt. Ltd. was born in 2001 when it took over Spectrum India - a publishing firm that was almost experimentally set up in 1990, in a very small way, with just one book in print. Within five years, Spectrum India had made a niche for itself in the publishing world, bringing out well-researched books for the highly intelligent and discriminating readers preparing for the civil services examinations set by the UPSC as well as the state public service commissions

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