Introductory Guide to Modern History

With the decline of feudalism, the restrictions on peasants become a thing of the past simultaneously, the period witnessed the rise of powerful merchant class, which financed discoveries of new lands. These, with other factors, brought about the Industrial revolution which led a sea change throughout the world. This was the be beginning of the Modern Age.

Industrial Revolution brought social and economic changes that transformed the agricultural society to  a modern industrial society. The industrialised nations needed raw materials for their industries as well as markets for their finished good. The necessitated colonisation of under developed countries. This transformed the industrial nations into imperialists and led to rivalry among them for supremacy. This imperialism and rivalry led to World Wars.

A. Modern Indian History

  1. Start of Colonial Rule
  2. Methods of Colonisation In India
  3. Anglo-Mysore Wars
  4. Anglo-Maratha Wars
  5. Anglo-Sikh Wars
  6. Subsidiary Alliances
  7. Doctrine of Lapse
  8. Economic Impact of British Rule
  9. British Impact on Society and Culture
  10. Protest Movements
  11. Popular Resistance Movements against British
  12. Peasant Revolt
  13. Tribal Revolts
  14. Causes of 1857 Revolt
  15. The Revolt of 1857
  16. Failure and Impact of 1857 Revolt

B. Indian National Movement

  1. Rise of Nationalism in India
  2. Indian National Congress
  3. Partition of Bengal
  4. Rise of Radical Nationalists
  5. Formation of Muslim League
  6. Morley Minto Reforms
  7. National Movement During First World War
  8. Emergence of Gandhi
  9. Non-Cooperation Movement (1920-22)
  10. Dandi March
  11. Revolutionaries
  12. Development of Socialist Ideas
  13. Communal Divide
  14. Government of India Act of 1935
  15. National Movement During Second World War
  16. Quit India Movement and After
  17. Partition and Independence of India

C. Events - Indian National Movement

  1. British East India Company Rule
  2. First War of Independence, 1857
  3. Government of India Act, 1858
  4. Indian Councils Act, 1861
  5. Formation of INC, 1885
  6. Indian Councils Act, 1892
  7. Partition of Bengal, 1905
  8. All India Muslim League, 1906
  9. Minto-Morley Reforms, 1909
  10. Return of Mahatma Gandhi, 1915
  11. Lucknow Pact, 1916
  12. Government of India Act, 1919
  13. Rowlatt Act & Satyagraha, 1919
  14. Khilafat Movement
  15. Non Cooperation Movement, 1920-22
  16. Swaraj Party
  17. Simon Commission, 1927
  18. Nehru Report, 1928
  19. Dandi March & Civil Disobedience Movement
  20. Round Table Conference
  21. Poona Pact, 1932
  22. Government of India Act, 1935
  23. August Offer & Individual Satyagraha, 1940
  24. Cripps Mission, 1942
  25. Quit India Movement
  26. Cabinet Mission, 1946
  27. Mountbatten Plan, 1947
  28. India Independence Act, 1947
  29. India After Independence

D. Socio-Religious Reforms

  1. Indian Society in Early 19th Century
  2. Social and Religious Awakening
  3. Raja Ram Mohan Roy
  4. Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
  5. Swami Dayanand Saraswati
  6. Ramakrishna Paramhansa and Swami Vivekananda
  7. Sir Syed Ahmed Khan
  8. Jyotirao Govindrao Phule
  9. Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade
  10. Pandita Ramabai
  11. Annie Besant
  12. Muslim Reform Movement
  13. Akali Reform Movement
  14. Reform Movement among Parsis
  15. Impact of Reform Movements on Indian Society

E. Modern World History

  1. Decline of Feudalism
  2. Renaissance
  3. Reformation
  4. Development of Science
  5. Discovery of New Lands
  6. Industrial Revolution
  7. Age of Revolutions
  8. Glorious Revolution, 1688
  9. American War of Independence
  10. French Revolution
  11. Unification of Italy
  12. Unification of Germany
  13. Socialist Movement and Russian Revolution
  14. Innovations and Technological Changes during Industrial Revolution
  15. Imperialism and Colonialism
  16. Imperialism in Africa
  17. Imperialism in Asia
  18. Impact of Imperialism
  19. World War I
  20. World Between Two World Wars
  21. World War II
  22. Foundation of United Nations Organisation

Questions

  1. Modern World - I
  2. Modern World - II
  3. British Rule in India
  4. Religious and Social Awakening
  5. Resistance Against British Rule
  6. Indian National Movement