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[Download] History Textbooks of Tamilnadu State Education Board for

Culture, World History, Ancient, Medieval, Freedom struggle


This article will make more sense, after youve read the first article on [GS1] Culture
Answerkey-Analysis of Mains-2013 Exam. Click ME.
Given the way Culture portion was asked in that exam, Tamilnadu state education board
books are more useful than the (new) NCERTs, because
1. Two questions in GS(M)-2013 (Sangam and Chola) could be directly solved
through Class 11 TN State edu. book
2. TN board books= GK-descriptive coverage similar to Old NCERT, but with more
eye candy fonts and photos.
3. In (new) NCERTs, the Ancient-Medieval history is covered mostly in a random
case study and sporadic topics here and there. The linearity is absent (King A after
King B). And hardly anything about the East India companys governor generals
(Dalhousie etc). Even the 1857-revolt and freedom struggle is superficially
covered.
These TN textbooks are available free of cost on the official site of Tamilnadu state edu
board. But problem: too scattered Because maths-science-history-civics: all subjects are
given in single PDF files term wise. and their very large in size.
So, Ive consolidated them, and reduced the image qualities for faster download.
Download Link: https://files.secureserver.net/0fnzZYT7SDNuC9
What to read / What to skip?
Class 12 (world
history after
Imperialism)
Class 12
(Freedom
struggle)
class 11
(Ancient +
Medieval India)
Class 10
(World History

Good read. But if you already have gone through old NCERT or Jain
and Mathur, then not much useful.
Good read. But if you already have gone through Spectrums A brief
history of Modern India (Rajiv Ahir), then not much useful.
Most useful among the given textbooks. Because contains culture,
art, Architecture, religion stuff in details- the way we need: 100-200
words worth content.

+ Freedom
struggle)

same conditions as class 12

Class 9

Hardly useful because it contains world history before the


imperialism. At most last chapter on Industrial revolution useful.

Class 8

1. Initial part not so useful because Mughal, Maratha from


administrative point of view. Not much culture stuff given.
2. Later part useful i.e. Rule of east India company, various
governor generals, subsidiary alliance etc. (BUT again, if
youre going to read class12, then you may ignore this as
well.)

Class7
class6

Watered down version of class11, for primary school kids. Although


some good GK stuff here and here, if youve time and mood
otherwise ignore.
Same as above.

So, decide your downloads accordingly.


by the way, here is the brief index:
CLASS 6
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.

Prehistoric Period
Indus Valley Civilization
The Vedic Period
Jainism and Buddhism
Rise of Kingdoms
Kushana Empire

CLASS 8
1.
2.
3.
4.

The Great Mughals


Rise of Marathas
Advent of Europeans
Anglo-French Struggle (Carnatic
wars)
5. Rule of East India Company:
Cornwallis, Hastings, Bentinck and
Dalhousie.
6. Revolt of 1857
CLASS 10
1. World history: imperialism, two
world wars, UNO

CLASS 7
1. Kingdoms in Rajasthan, Deccan
and South India, Vijaynagar,
Bahmani
2. Arab and Turkish invasions
3. Delhi sultanate
4. Bhakti, Sufi
CLASS 9

1. Ancient Civilizations
2. Intellectual Awakening in 6th
Century B.C.
3. Medieval Age
4. Modern Age
5. Industrial Revolution

CLASS 11
Ancient and Medieval Indian history-

2. Freedom struggle in India

upto the coming of Europeans.

Class 12
1. Indian History: From East India company to freedom struggle to India After
independence
2. World History: Imperialism, American Revolution, French Revolution, Nazism,
Fascism Two world wars, UNO, Cold war.
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Posted By Mrunal On 04/01/2014 @ 00:07 In the category download