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History in English Final

History in English Final

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STANDARD XI - HISTORY
SYLLABUS
PeriodsUnit I
1.The Impact of Geography on Indian History -Unity in Diversity52.The Stone Age - The Old Stone Age(Paleolithic Age) - New Stone Age(Neolithic Age) - Metal Age - Salient featuresof Harappan culture.53.Vedic Period - Sources - Early Vedic Period(Rig Vedic Period) - Later Vedic Period -Epic age - Social, Economic and Cultural life5
Unit II
4.Condition of India in the 6th Century B.C.- Magadhan empire and other kindgoms.55.Rise of Jainism - Mahavira - Principles of Jainism -Digambaras and Swedambaras - Spread of Jainism -Contributions.56.Rise of Buddhism - Buddha - Principles of Buddhism - Hinayana and Mahayana sects -Spread of Buddhism - Contributions. TheSimilarities and dissimilarities of these two religions.5
Unit III
7.India of the Pre-Mauryan period - Nandas -Persian invasion - Alexander’s invasion - Results.58.The Mauryan period - Sources - ChandraguptaMaurya - Asoka - Mauryan Administration -Asoka’s Dharma - Development of Art andArchitecture - Decline of Mauryas.10
Unit IV
9.India after the Mauryas - the Sungas - Kanvas -Satavahanas Kushnas - Kanishka - Gandhara Art.1010. Sangam Age in Tamil Nadu - Sources - Brief History of Kingdoms - Social, Religious andEconomic life of the people.5
Unit V
11.India of Gupta period - Administration -Social, Economic and Cultural conditions - Huninvasions and decline of the Guptas.1012.Harshavardhana - Sources - Social, Religiousand Cultural life.5
Unit VI
13.South Indian Empires15A. Pallavas - Sources - Administration - Social, Economic andCultural conditions.B. Chalukyas - Development of Arts.C. Rashtrakutas - Contribution to Arts.D. Cholas - Social, Economic and Cultural conditions.14.The Cultural Relations between India and theAsian countries5
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CONTENTSINDIAN HISTORY
Sub.PageNo.No.
1.India - Geographical Features and their1Impact on History2.Pre-Historic India and the Harappan Culture113.The Vedic Culture274.Jainism and Buddhism375.The Rise of Magadha and Alexanders Invasion476.The Mauryan Empire597.Post - Mauryan India748.Sangam Age859.Gupta Empire9610.Harshavardhana (606 - 647 A.D)11311.South Indian Kingdoms - IPallavas12212.South Indian Kingdoms - IIChalukyas and Rashtrakutas13213.Imperial Cholas14114.The Spread of Indian Culture inother Asian Countries15415.Early Medieval India16316.Delhi Sultanate17217.India under the Delhi Sultanate19018.Bhakti Movement in Medieval India20019.Vijayanagar and Bahmani Kingdoms20920.The Mughal Empire22121.India under the Mughals23922.The Marathas24923.The Coming of Europeans258
Unit VII
15.Indian During Arab Invasions - Rajput kingdoms -Arab Invasions-Mahmud of Ghazni-Muthammad of Ghor.1016.Delhi Sultans - Mameluk, Khilji, Tughluq, Sayyid andLodi Dynasties.2017. Social, Economic and Cultural conditions underthe Sultanate of Delhi
Unit VIII
18.Bhakti Movement in Medieaval India - Ramananda,Kabir - Vallabhacharya - Chaitanya - Gurunanak -Meerabai - Sufism1019.Vijayanagar and Bahmani kingdoms - Social,Economic and Cultural conditions.10
Unit IX
20.Mughal empire - Brief History of Mughal, Surdynasty rulers.1521.Mughal Administration - Emperor - CentralGovernment Officials - Provincial Governments -Officials - Duties - Decline of the Mughals.22.Social, Economics, Religious and Cultural conditionsunder the Mughals.10
Unit X
23.Rise of Marathas - Administration of Shivaji -Peshwas.1024.Coming of the Europeans to India - Establishment of British Rule in India10
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LESSON 1
INDIA- GEOGRAPHICAL FEATURESAND THEIR IMPACT ON HISTORY
It is generally said that history has two eyes – one ischronology and the other is geography. In other words time andspace are significant factors in determining the historical process. Inparticular, a country’s geography largely determines its historicalevents. The history of India is also influenced by its geography.Hence, the study of Indian geographical features contributes to thebetter understanding of its history.The Indian subcontinent is a well-defined geographical unit.It may be divided into three major regions: the Himalayan Mountains,the Indo-Gangetic Plains and the Southern Peninsula. There arefive countries in the subcontinent – India, Pakistan, Bangladesh,Nepal and Bhutan. India is the largest among them and it comprisestwenty-eight states and six Union Territories. According to the 2001Census, the population of India is over one hundred crores.
 Learning Objectives
Students will acquire knowledge about 
1.The geographical features of India.2.The Himalayan Mountains and their impact on Indianhistory.3.The Gangetic plains and their role in Indian history.4.The Southern Peninsula and its effects on South Indianhistory.5.India’s unity in diversity

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