|Part A||Themes in Indian History-I|
|Unit 1||The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology||6||read more|
|Unit 2||Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story||6||read more|
|Unit 3||Social Histories: Using the Mahabharata||6||read more|
|Unit 4||A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa||6||read more|
|Part B||Themes in Indian History-II|
|Unit 1||Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i- Akbari||6||read more|
|Unit 2||The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles||6||read more|
|Unit 3||New Architecture: Hampi||6||read more|
|Unit 4||Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi tradition||6||read more|
|Unit 5||Medieval Society through Travelers' Accounts||6||read more|
|Part C||Themes in Indian History-III|
|Unit 1||Colonialism and-Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports||6||read more|
|Unit 2||Representations of 1857||6||read more|
|Unit 3||Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports||6||read more|
|Unit 4||Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes||6||read more|
|Unit 5||The Making of the Constitution||6||read more|
|Unit 6||Partition through Oral Sources||6||read more|
|Part D||Map Work on Units 1-15||10||read more|
|Total Marks||100||Time: 3 Hours|
Broad overview: Early urban centres.
Story of discovery: Harappan civilization
Excerpt: Archaeological report on a major site.
Discussion: how it has been utilized by archaeologists/historians
Broad overview: Political and economic history from the Mauryan to the Gupta period.
Story of discovery: Inscriptions and the decipherment of the script. Shifts in the under- standing of political and economic history.
Excerpt: Asokan inscription and Gupta period land grant.
Discussion: Interpretation of inscriptions by historians.
Broad overview: Issues in social history, including caste, class, kinship and gender.
Story of discovery: Transmission and publications of the Mahabharata.
Excerpt: from the Mahabharata, illustrating how it has been used by historians.
Discussion: Other sources for reconstructing social history.
Broad overview (a)A brief review of religious histories of Vedic religion, Jainism, Vaisnavism,Saivism(b)Focus on Buddhism.
Story of discov Marksery: Sanchi stupa
Excerpt: Reproduction of sculptures from Sanchi.
Discussion: Ways in which sculpture has been interpreted by historians, other sources for reconstructing the history of Buddhism.
Story of Discovery: Account of the compilation and translation of Ain-i-Akbari.
Excerpt: from the Ain-i-Akbari
Discussion: Ways in which historians have used the text to reconstruct history.
Story of Discovery: Account of the production of court chronicles, and 'their subsequent. Translation and transmission.
Excerpts: from the Akbarnama and Padshahnama
Discussion: Ways in which historians have used the texts to reconstruct political histories.
Story of Discovery: Account of how Hampi was found.
Excerpt: Visuals of buildings at Hampi
Discussion: Ways in which historians have analyzed and interpreted these structures
Story of Transmission: How Bhakti-Sufi compositions have been preserved.
Excerpt: Extracts from selected Bhakti Sufi works.
Discussion: Ways in which these have been interpreted by historians.
Broad Overview: Outline of social and cultural life as they appear in travelers' accounts.
Story of their writings: A discussion of where they travelled, why they travelled, what they wrote, and for whom they wrote.
Excerpts: from Al Beruni, Ibn Battuta, Bernier.
Discussion: What these travel accounts can tell us and how they have been interpreted by historians.
Story of official records : An account of why official investigations into rural Societies were under taken and the types of records and reports produced.
Excerpts : From Firmingers Fifth Report, Accounts of Frances Buchanan-Hamilton and Deccan Riots Report.
Discussion: What the official records tell and do not tell, and how they have been used by historians.
Excerpts: Pictures of 1857. Extracts from contemporary accounts
Discussion: How the pictures of 1857 shaped British opinion of what had happened.
Broad Overview: The growth of Mumbai, Chennai, hill stations and cantonments in the18th and 19th century.
Excerpts: Photographs and paintings. Plans of cities. Extract from town plan reports. Focus on Kolkata town planning.
Discussion: How the above sources can be used to reconstruct the history of towns. What these sources do not reveal.
Focus: Mahatma Gandhi in 1931.
Excerpts: Reports from English and Indian language newspapers and other Contemporary writings.
Discussion: How newspapers can be a source of history.
Focus: Punjab and Bengal.
Excerpts: Oral testimonies of those who experienced partition.
Discussion: Ways in which these have been analyzed to reconstruct the history Of the event.
Focus: The Constitutional Assembly debates.
Excerpts: from the debates.
Discussion: What such debates reveal and how they can be analyzed.
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