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BANGALORE UNIVERSITY

DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY

SYLLABUS FOR THE MA HISTORY


CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM
(SEMESTER SCHEME)

Proceedings of the meeting of the B. O. S. (P G) in History held on 12th June 2015

WITH EFFECT FROM THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-16


DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY, BANGLAORE UNIVERSITY

Proceedings of the meeting of B. O. S. (P G) held in the Chambers of the


Chairperson, Department of History, Bangalore University, Bangalore on 12th
June 2015 at 12.30 pm.

Member Present

1 Dr. Shadakshariah Member


Department of History,
Bangalore University, Bangalore
2 Dr. S. Nagarathnamma Member
Department of History,
Bangalore University, Bangalore
3 Dr. M.V. Usha Devi Member
Department of History,
Bangalore University, Bangalore
4Dr. Dr. N Shaik Masthan Member
Department of History,
Bangalore University, Bangalore
5 Dr. Munirajappa M Member
Department of History,
Bangalore University, Bangalore
6 Dr. Shashidhar M Member
Department of History,
Bangalore University, Bangalore
7 Dr. Aswathanarayana Member
Department of History,
Bangalore University, Bangalore
8 Dr. K S Vijayalakshmi Member
Department of History,
Bangalore University, Bangalore
9 Dr. M. Jamuna Chairperson , BOS
Department of History,
Bangalore University, Bangalore
10 Dr. T.P. Vijay External Member
Professor
Dept. of History
Kannada University
Vidyaranya, Hampi

11 Dr. S. Kallolikar
Professor of History & Archeology, ABSENT
Karnatak University, Dharwad
Following were the Resolutions passed in the Meeting with regard to MA
History-CBCS Course Matrix and Papers:

The BOS resolved to offer 04 groups of Soft Core papers (CBCS)


instead of the existing 05 groups. In view of the untimely demise of the
Dr. M.V. Vasu, Professor of History, Bangalore University it was resolved
to discontinue 02 Soft Core papers (CBCS) -Urbanization in India to 1600
AD and Oral History;

The BOS restructured the CBCS Course Matrix (Four Semesters) of MA


History and approved the same. It was also resolved that the restructured
Matrix will come into effect from the academic year 2015-16.

M.A. HISTORY (CBCS)


Syllabus of:
HC 1-3: STATE AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT INDIA (I Semester)
SC 1-4: DIMENSIONS OF TOURISM (I Semester)

SC 2-2: THINKERS OF MODERN INDIA-SELECT WRITINGS (II Semester)


SC 2-4: HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (II Semester)

HC 4-1: POST-COLONIAL DEBATES (IV Semester), were revised with


minor changes and approved.

It was resolved that the revised syllabus of the above papers


will come into immediate effect pending approval of concerned
statutory bodies.
The meeting came to a close with the Chairperson thanking the
Members of the Board of Studies.

(M. JAMUNA)
BOS CHAIRPERSON -2015
CBCS COURSE MATRIX SEMESTER SCHEME POST GRADUATE SYLLABUS IN M A HISTORY-2015-16

Instruction Duration of Marks Cred


Code PAPERS
Hrs/week Exam(hrs) its

I SEMESTER M A HISTORY IA Exam Total


HC 1-1 HISTORICAL METHOD 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC 1-2 ASPECT S OF ANCIENT INDIAN POLITICAL IDEAS 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4

HC 1-3 STATE AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT INDIA 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC 1-4 MEDIEVAL INDIA : SOCIETY AND ECONOMY 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC 1-5 ASPECTS OF INDIAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC 1-6 SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY OF KARNATAKA SINCE 1336 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
SC 1-1 INDIAN ARCHITECTURE AND ART 1x3 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x2
SC 1-2 WOMEN IN MODERN INDIA
SC 1-3 HISTORY OF U S A SINCE 1776
SC 1-4 DIMENSIONS OF TOURISM
Semester Total Credits 26
II SEMESTER M A HISTORY
HC2-1 WESTERN HISTORIOGRAPHY 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC2-2 POLITICAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
INSTITUTIONS OF ANCIENT INDIA
HC2-3 SELECT DEBATES IN INDIAN HISTORY 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC2-4 POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SOUTH INDIA TO 1800 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC2-5 HISTORY OF MODERN WORLD 1900-1939 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC 2-6 HISTORY OF MODERN MYSORE 1799-1947 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
SC 2-1 ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF KARNATAKA 1x3 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x2
SC 2-2 THINKERS OF MODERN INDIA-SELECT WRITINGS
SC 2-3 HISTORY OF SOUTH EAST ASIA
SC 2-4 HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Semester Total Credits 26
III SEMESTER M A HISTORY
HC3-1 INDIAN HISTORIOGRAPHY 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC3-2 CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF INDIA 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC3-3 INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC3-4 ECONOMIC HISTORY OF MODERN INDIA 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC3-5 HISTORY OF MODERN WORLD SINCE 1939 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC3-6 OPEN ELECTIVE:
COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM IN INDIA 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
OR
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN INDIA
Semester Total Credits 24
IV SEMESTER M A HISTORY
HC 4-1 POST COLONIAL DEBATES 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC 4-2 SOCIAL PROTEST IN MODERN INDIA WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
TO DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR
HC 4-3 CONTEMPORARY KARNATAKA 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC 4-4 CONTEMPORARY INDIA 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC 4-5 INDIAN FOREIGN POLICY 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
HC4-6 OPEN ELECTIVE:
CULTURAL HERITAGE OF INDIA 1x4 1x3 1x30 1x70 1x100 1x4
Or
KARNATAKA : HISTORY AND CULTURAL TRADITIONS
Semester Total Credits 24
Program Grand Total of Credits 100
I Semester
HC 1-3
STATE AND SOCIETY IN ANCIENT INDIA

UNIT-I:
First Urbanization: Town Planning Society and Religion Urbanization Decline of Urban
Centers Debates over Destruction Break and Continuity in Culture. Interregnum.
Survey of Sources Social Formations Gana Gotra Jana Varna Social Divisions Rituals
and Samskaras Mode of re-distribution of Wealth State Formation Transition from Jana to
Janapada.

UNIT-II:
Second Urbanization : Mahajanapadas Republics Archaeological Evidences NBPW
Transition in Varna system Varnashrama Dharma Emergence of Caste System Upanishadic
Theology Growth of Agriculture Technological Changes in Production Philosophical
Intrusion of Jainism and Buddhism Social Transformation.

UNIT-III:
Engineering an Empire: Transition from Republic to Empire Society under the Mauryas
Implications of Ashokas Dhamma and Spread of Buddhism Slavery Surplus and Exchange
Development of Trade Gupta Society Brahmanical Revivalism Bhagavatism Buddhism in
Decline Decline of Trade and Urban Centers.

UNIT-IV:
State and Society in South India: Sources Ramayana Mahabharata Puranas Greek Sources
Tamil Anthologies

Books for Study

Basham A.L- The Wonder That Was India


Champaka lakshmi R.- Trade Ideology and Urbanization in South India
Jha D.N- Economy and Society in Early India
Kosambi D.D.- Culture and Civilization in Ancient India
Majumdar R.C- Ancient India
Romila Thapar- A History of India, Vol. 1
Romila Thapar- Ancient Indian Social History.
Romila Thapar- From Lineage to State
Nilakantata Sastri K.A- A History of South India
Sharma R.S- Perspectives in the Social and Economic History of Early India
Noboru Karashima- South India History and Culture
Kosambi D.D- An Introduction to the Study of Indian History
Sharma R.S- Material Culture and Social Formation in Ancient India
Kesavan Veluthat -The Political Structure of Early Medieval South India
I Semester
SC 1-4
DIMENSIONS OF TOURISM
UNIT-I:
Introduction -Meaning -Changing Facets of Tourism -Approaches to the Study of Tourism -
Classification of Tourism and Tourists-History and Development of Tourism-Tourism
Infrastructure - Tourism Industry - Push-Pull Factors -Components of Tourism Industry.
UNIT-II:
Tourism Products -Tourism Marketing-Tourism Organization -W T O - National Tourism
Organizations - Tourism Planning -Essential Features and Services for Tourism Development-
Environmental Planning and Environmental Impact- Assessment.
UNIT-III:
Tourism Resources - National Tourist Resources - Socio-Cultural Resources - History and
Heritage- Role of History in Tourism -Inevitability of History in Tourism -World Heritage Sites
in India.
Books for Study
Chris Cooper and Fletcher - Tourism, Principles and Practices
S. Wahab- Tourism Marketing
Joan Bakewell - The Complete Traveler
Douglas Pierce - Tourism To-day, a Geographical Analysis
A.K. Bhatia - Tourism Principles
James W Harrison - Travel Agent and Tourism
Edward D Mills - Design for Holidays and Tourism
Percy Brown - Indian Architecture
A.L. Basham - The Wonder that was India
Elliot & Dawson - History of India as Told by its own Historians
R.R. Diwakar - Karnataka Through the Ages
S.U. Kamat - Karnataka Gazetteer
B.M. Lunia - Evolution of Indian culture
Robert Chrisle Mill and Alistar M Morrison - The Tourism System
John R Walker - Tourism : Concepts and Practices
Dallen J Timothi - Cultural Heritage and Tourism : an Introduction 2011
Melanie Smith - Issues in Cultural Studies 2009
Chris Cooper and Michal Hall - Contemporary tourism : An International Approach
Chris Cooper - Essentials of Tourism 2012
Victor T C Middleton - Marketing in Travel and Tourism, 2009
Pragati Mohanti - Hotel Industry and Tourism in India, 2008
Manohar Puri and Gyanchand - Travel Agency and Tourism , 2006
Manohar Puri and Gyanchand - Tourism Management
David B Weaver - Sustainable Tourism
II Semester

SC 2-2
THINKERS OF MODERN INDIA - SELECT WRITINGS

UNIT-I -Dadabhai Naoroji : Poverty and UnBritish Rule in India


M G Ranade : Essays in Indian Economics

UNIT-II:
Lajpat Rai - Unhappy India
Vir Savarkar - Hindutva

UNIT-III: Jyotiba Phule - Gulam Giri


Dr. B.R. Ambedkar - Who were the Shudras

UNIT-IV: Ram Monohar Lohia - Wheel of History


M N Roy - The Future of Indian Politics

Books for Study


Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar - Writings and Speeches Vol-7
R G Mankar - A Sketch of the Life and Works of the Late Mr. Justice, M G Ranade
D G Karve -Ranade : The Prophet of Liberated India
The Miscellaneous Writings of M G. Ranade (Published by Mrs. Ramabai Ranade)
Lala Lajpat Rai -The Political Future of India
Lala Lajpat Rai -The Story of My Deportation
Lala Lajpat Rai-Self -Determination for India
M N Roy-Planning In India
M N Roy - Indias Problem and its Solution
M N Roy- India in Transition
M R Masani - The Communist Party of India
S A Dange-From Primitive Communism to Slavery
Dhananjay Keer-Life and Times of Savarkar
V D Savarkar- Hindu Padpadshahi
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II Semester
SC 2-4
HISTORY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
UNIT-I:
Introduction -Science and Technology in Ancient Times -Greece, Rome and India - Progress of
Science and Technology - Renaissance in Europe Copernicus, Galileo, Da Vinci-Scientific Societies
-Newton - Harvey.
UNIT-II:
Science and Technology in 19th Century - Darwin and Theory of Evolution -Faraday and
Electromagnetism; Progress in Chemistry - John Dalton -James Simpson - Pasteur ; Progress in
Technology- Transport -Steam Navigation and Railways ; Alfred Nobel -Communications -
Telephone.

UNIT-III : Science and Technology in 20th Century - Einstein -Roentgen -Madam Curie and
Radium - Rutherford ; Atom Bomb - Progress of Science in India-J C Bose-P C Roy - S.
Ramanujam -Homi Bhabha -Hargovind Khorana -Abdul Kalam Azad.

Books for Study


Antony.H.D- Science & its Background.
Arthur Eddington- New Pathways in Science.
Bridges.T.C- The Book of Inventions.
Kalpana Rajaram- Science & Technology in India.
Lawrence M. Levin (Ed)- The Book of Popular Science.
Bell.E.T- Development of Mathematics.
James R. Newman (Ed)- The International Encyclopedia of Science, Vols 1 to 4.
William B. Sill & N. Hoss- Encyclopedia of Science.
James.R.Newman(ed)- The International Encyclopedia of science, Vol-1 to 4.
William B.Sell and N.Hoss- Encyclopedia of science.
Growther- J.G.Routhedge and Kegan Paul-Discoveries and inventions of 20th Century.
Kalpana Rajaram- Science and Technology in India.
Philip Senard and others-Great man of science.
Edgar Thorpe- General Knowledge manual.
Arthur Edington- The Expanding Universe.
George Thompson- The Atom.
Egon Larsen- History of Inventions.
Harry Sootin- Michael Faraday.
IV Semester
HC 4-1
POST COLONIAL DEBATES
UNIT- II.
Background: Colonialism-Understanding Through, Hegels The African Character. Concept of
Freedom - Gandhi - Hind Swaraj

UNIT-II
Post Colonial Nations -First Second, Third and Fourth World. New Political Boundaries Marked
by Colonialist - Debates - Colonial Culture - Historical Writings-Whitemans Burden.

UNIT-III.
Post Colonial Studies - Edward Said-Orientalism -Euro Centric, Occident - Orient,
Colonial Anthropology - Subjugation of Life. Michel Foucault - Epistemic Violence -
Power and Knowledge-Feminity of Colonies -Jacques Derrida. The Latin American
Expression - The African Experience.

UNIT-IV
From India- Subaltern Approach -Ranjit Guha - Partha Chatterjee - Gayathri Spivaks Can the
Subaltern Speak- Dipesh Chakrabarthy- Provincialzing Europe. Ronald Inden-Critiqe of
Orientalism- Homi Baba-Hybridity-Double Consciousness.

Books for Study


Bipan Candra- Nationalism and Colonialism in Modern India
Daniel Defoe-Robinson Crusoe
Joseph Conrad-Heart of Darkness.
Edward Said-Orientalism, and Culture and Imperialism.
KamauBraithWaite The History of the Voice.
GayatriSpivak-In other words in cultural politics
Dominick La Capra-Perspectives on Hegemony and Resistance.
Dominick La Capra-The Bounds and Race
HomiK.Baba-The Location of Culture.
Leela Gandhi-Post colonial theory
Saurabh Dube (Ed) - Post Colonial Passages
The Routledge- Companion to Post Colonial Studies.
Leela Gandhi-Post Colonial Theory: A Critical introduction.
John McLead-Beginning Post Colonialism.
Loomba-Colonialism/Post Colonialism
Pramod Nayar -Post Colonial Literature: An Introduction