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Preface

Dear Aspirants,

The institute has dedicated itself for the cause of UPSC/TNPSC aspirants community. To make your preparation, smarter, we are coming with this book on MODERN INDIA.

History is an integral part of all Competitive Examinations and especially so, in the UPSC Examinations. In the Civil Service Preliminary Examinations about 20% of weightage is given to History and similarly in the Mains–Paper I about 70% weightage is given to History Questions. Because of this History has become an inevitable subject in the UPSC Preparations.

Study of history and understanding one’s society is inextricably linked. So it is said that history without knowledge of society is fruitless and study of society without the knowledge of History is rootless.

This material consists of the Basics of the Modern Indian History starting from 1707 – 1947. This is a must read for an aspirant preparing for UPSC preliminary and mains examinations. We have given the content in an comprehensive form, so that you can know the facts as well as the context of it.

Care has been taken to avoid mistakes and errors in the book. If you wish us to add some more topics for you, do contact us. You are welcome to give your valuable suggestions to us. I take this opportunity to wish you all for your success in this exam and happiness in life

Only preparation period is a not a period of exhaustion but an enjoyment. So cherish and relish your preparation. Don’t guide each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you sow.

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with heart. Knowledge is the best and the most beautiful thing in the world.

A man is but product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. So think, act and become what you desire to become.

Regards,M.A.SADIK DIRECTOR(SMARTLEADERS IAS)

Table Of Content

S. NoChapterPage No
1.Chronology - Indian national movement5
2.India in the eighteenth century19
3.European penetration and the British conquest of India31
4.The structure of government and the economic policies of the British empire in india, 1757-185740
5.Administrative organization and social and cultural policies45
6.Social and cultural awakening in the first half of the 19th century50
7.The revolt of 185754
8.Administrative changes after 185863
9.Economic impact of the British Rule70
10.Growth of New India - the nationalist movement 1858-190563
11.Growth of New India - religious and social reform after 185884
12.National movement, 1905-1918:Growth of militant nationalism94
13.Struggle for Swaraj – I (1919-1927)114
14.Struggle for Swaraj – II (1927 - 1947)131
15.Additional material159

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