B.A. History

Victor Nandi

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Typology Bachelor
Methodology Distance learning
Location Raiganj
Duration 3 Years
  • Bachelor
  • Distance learning
  • Raiganj
  • Duration:
    3 Years

Suitable for: Any student having interest in the subject.


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Starts Location
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Line Bazar, Opp. Coronation School, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, 733134, West Bengal, India
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Starts On request
Line Bazar, Opp. Coronation School, Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur, 733134, West Bengal, India
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· Requirements

Any 10+2 candidates pass candidate or equivalent to 10+2 certificate.

Course programme

FIRST YEAR PAPER I HISTORY OF INDIA – FROM THE BEGINNING UPTO 1526 A.D. Unit I PRE-HISTORY & PROTO-HISTORY MODULE 1. Paleolithic Culture. 2. Harappan or Indus Valley Civilization. 3. Post Harappan Chalcolothic culture. Unit II COMING OF ARYANS MODULE 1. Original Home of Aryans. 2. Social life, polity, economy & beliefs in Rig Vedic Society. 3. Continuity & changes in social life as reflected in latter Vedic civilization. Unit III NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS & RISE OF TERRITORIAL STATE 1. Mahavira & Jain philosophy. 2. Gawtama Buddha & Buddhist philosophy. 3. Monarchial & non-monarchial from the Government in Gangetic Plain. 4. Rise of Magadh. 5. Impart of invasions of Persian & Greek conquerors. Reference: 1. H.C. Ray Chaudhuri – Political History of Ancient India. 2. Romila hepar – History of India, Vol. – I. 3. K.A. Nilokanus Sastri – History of South India. 4. Peter Hardy – Muslims of India. 5. R. Sathianathier – History of India, Vol. – I & Vol. – II. PAPER II HISTORY OF EUROPE FROM 1789 TO 1960 I. Europe in 1789 – French Revolution – causes, course results – Napoleon Bonaparte – Administration – Wars – Continental system – defeat & decline. II. The Congress of Vienna – its achievements. The Holy Alliance – Concert of Europe. Revolution of 1830 – Revolution of 1848 – Napoleon III – foreign policy – The Third Republic of France. III. National Movements in Europe – Unification of Italy & Germany – Bismarck – Career & achievements. IV. he Eastern Question – The Greek war of independence – The Crimean War – The Russo-Turkish War & the Congress of Berlin – Young Turk Movement – the Balkan Wars. V. European Alliances – The Triple Alliance & The Triple Entete – out break of World War I. VI. First World War – Course & results – Peace of Paris – League of Nations. VII. Locarno Pact – Kellog Briand Pact – Russia’s Revolution. VIII. Fascist Italy – Mussolini Walmur Republic – Its failure – Germany – Turkey under Mustafa Kemal Pasha. IX. Rise of Axis Powers – Munich Pact – Germany’s aggression – World War II – causes. Course & Result. U.N.O. X. Europe after the second World War – Cold War – Marshall Plan – various alliances in West & East Europe – European Common Market – Domination of the two super powers in Europe. BOOKS OF REFERENCE: 1. G.W. Southgate: A Text Book of Modern European History 1789 – 1960. 2. Grant & Temperly: Europe in the 19th & 20th centuries. 3. C.D.M. Kateby: History of Modern Europe. 4. Raghubir Dayal: History of Europe. 5. Stephen, J. Lee: Aspects of European History 1789 – 1980. PAPER III MODERN GOVERNMENTS (Common to History & Economics Major Students) Unit I CONSTITUTION a) Definition b) Classification of Constitutions – Written & Unwritten. c) Rigid & Flexible Constitutions. Unit II FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS & DUTIES a) Directive Principles of State Policy. b) Welfare State. Unit III UNION EXECUTIVE a)Election, powers & position – emergency powers of the Indian President – Vice President. b) Council of Ministers – Powers & position – Prime Minister – powers & position. c) Legislature – Composition & powers both the Houses – Lok Sabha – Rajya Sabha – Speaker – relation between the two Houses – Law making procedure – Committee system. Unit IV JUDICIARY a) Composition & powers. b) Role of the Supreme Court. c) Judicial Review. d) Party System. BOOKS FOR REFERENCE: 1. Substance of Politics – Appadurai. 2. Select Constitutions – A.C. Kapoor. 3. India’s Constitution – M.V. Pyree. 4. Britain’s Constitution – Iron Zeniths. SECOND YEAR PAPER IV HISTORY OF INDIA FROM 1526 TO 1857 A.D. UNIT I THE FOUNDATION OF THE MUGHAL EMPIRE MODULE 1. India in the first half of the 15th century. 2. Babur as Foundary of Mughal dynasty. 3. Humayun’s career. UNIT II EMERGENCE OF CENTRALISED STATE STRUCTURE AND GROWTH OF COMPOSITE CULTURE 1. Afghan empire of Sher Shah & his administrative experiments. 2. Akbar’s Military conquests & consolidation of Mughal Rule. 3. Akbar’s religious concepts, Imstitutions & policies. UNIT III CONTINUITY & CHANGE IN MUGHAL EMPIRE MODULE 1. Region of Jahangir – Role played by Nurjahan. 2. Shajahan’s Contribution to Art & Architecture. 3. Aurangzeb’s policies with regard to Religion & state his Rajput policy & Deccan policy. 4. Causes of the decline of the Mughal Empire. UNIT IV RISE OF MARATHAS 1. Military conquests of Shivaji. 2. Maratha state administration under Shivaji. THIRD YEAR PAPER VII HISTORY OF INDIA FROM 1858-1964 (Excluding Viceroys) Chapter I Transfer of Power and Growth of Representative Institutions - Queen Victoria’s Parliament of 1858-India Council act of 1861-India Council act of 1892-India Council Act of 1909 –Act of 1919-Introduction of Diarchy – Govt. of India Act of 1935-Provincial - Autonomy –Indian Independence Act of 1947. Chapter II Relation with Foreign Powers - Afghanistan-Burma-Tibet. Chapter III Princely States - Major Princely State –a Survey –British polices towards Princely States-Integration with Indian Union. Chapter IV White hall and Government of India 1858-1947.Administrative Setup-Secretary of State Viceory and Governor-Administrative Bodies - Secretary Of State and Indian Council - Viceroy and executive Governor and his Council - Indian Civil Servants. Chapter V Major Development Since 1858. Local Self Government –Development of Western Education –Trade, Industry transport and Commerce –Development of Science and Technology. Chapter VI Socio –Religious Reform Movement. Brahmma Samaj –Ayya Samaj –Ramakrishna Mission – Christian Missionary Societies. Chapter VII Freedom Movement - Indian National Congress-Moderates and Exstremists-Muslim Leaque –M.K. Gandhi and M.A.Jinnah. Chapter VIII The Gandhi an Era. The Amritsar Massacre of 1919-Non – Co-Operation Movement – Simon Commission - Civil Disobedience Movement- Round table conference –Communal Award Poona. Chapter IX Final Phase - World war II and its impact –Quit India Movement Cripps Misson ,Wavel plan and Cabinet Mission –Partition and distribution of Power. Chapter X The Post Independence Era. Five year Plan and Economic Development –Science and Technology – Growth of higher education –India’s Foreign Policy. PAPER VIII HISTORY - AN INTRODUCTION Chapter I What is History? Meaning – Scope and Nature. Chapter II Survey of Sources Primary Sources – Secondary Sources – Various type of Sources. Chapter III Lessons of History Uses of history – Abuses of History – Lessons of History. Chapter IV Varieties of History Political History – Social history – Economic History – Religious history – Intellectual history. Chapter V Changes in History Role of Ideas – Role of individuals – concept of Progress. Chapter VI Religion of History Importance of Religion – Positive influence – Negative influence. Chapter VII Section of Topic for Research. Chapter VIII Collection Of Sources. Chapter IX Analysis Internal Criticism – External Criticism. Chapter X Thesis Writing Synthesis – Exposition. PAPER IX HISTORY OF THE U.S.A. 1865- 1987 CHAPTER I CIVIL WAR Legacy of the Civil War – Abraham Lincoln – An Assessment. CHAPTER II RECONSTRUCTION Varieties of Reconstruction – Age of Exploitation – Industrialization of America. CHAPTER III REVOLUTION AND REACTION IN ECONOMIC LIFE Response to Industrialization – Labour Movements – new Immigration. CHAPTER IV APARTHEID AND IMPERIALISM City Life and their problems – Political tends in 1990. CHAPTER V PROGRESSIVE ERA Theodore Roosevelt – His Internal Policy – Progressive Era. CHAPTER VI AMERICA AND FIRST WORLD WAR Woodrow Wilson – The1920’s – The Great depression. CHAPTER VII NEW DEAL The new deal of F.D. Roosevelt – America and the Second World War. The Americanization of The World. CHAPTER VIII CIVIL RIGHTS Policy of containment – Awareness of Civil rights – martin Luther King. CHAPTER IX AMERICA 1960 - 1980 1960sto 1980s – New Frontier Society and Racial Turmoil. CHAPTER X RECENT DEVELOPMENT Women’s Liberation – Watergate – Ford to Reagan – American Foreign policy. PAPER X HISTORY OF FAR EAST (1840-1970) Unit I 1. Historical and Geographical Survey 2. Early European Intercourse 3. The Opium Wars 4. Treaties Unit II 1. Taiping Rebellion 2. Sino Japanese War 3. The Tripe intervention Unit III 1. Open door Policy 2. Reform Movement 3. The Boxer Rising 4. Hundred Days Reforms Unit IV 1. The Revolution of 1911 2. Founding of Republic 3. Sunyastsen 4. China and the First World War Unit V 1. Cultural Movements 2. The Kurominatang Party 3. The Kuomintang and the Communists 4. Chiankaishak Unit VI 1. China and the Second World War 2. Establishment of the People’s Republic 3. The National Government in Formosa 4. Mao-Tse-Tung 5.Foreign Policy of China From 1950-1970 Unit VII 1. Meiji Restoration 2. Economic and Educational Charges 3. Religious Changes Unit VIII 1. Rise of Japan 2. War with China 3. War with Russia 4. Japan and Korea Unit IX 1. Mutshihito 2. His Service 3. Japan and the First World War 4. Japanese Militarism. Unit X 1. Japan’s economic & Social problems between the two world wars. 2. Japan & the Second World War. 3. Occupation of Regina. 4. Economic Recovery. 5. Foreign Relations. Books: 1. Clyde & Beers -The Far East. 2. Rise & Growth of Modern China - M.D. David. 3. Rise & Growth of Modern Japan - M.D. David. 4. A Short History Of The Far East In Modern Time - S.L. Roy. PAPER XI CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM 1603 TO THE PRESENT DAY Chapter I Early Stuart kings and their conflict with the Parliament .General causes of conflict between king and Parliament.-James I and his parliament –Charles I and his parliament. Chapter II Royal Absolutism and its consequences. Eleven years Tyranny-Long Parliament –Civil war –causes –nature and results. Chapter III Common Health and Protectorate Rump - Parliament – constitutional experiment or carnmell –events leading to Restoration of Monarchy. Chapter IV Later Stuarts and their rule Module - Charles II and his parliament-James II and events leading to Revolution of 1688-Settlement of Glorious Revolution. Chapter V Parties and cabinet government in England Emergence of political parties- Growth of cabinet system during George I and George II- Pessonal rule of George III its failure. Chapter VI Chartism and the Reform Era - The Reform Act of 1867-The Act of 1884. Chapter VII Constitutional Reforms in post Victorian Age .The Parliamentary Act of 1911-War cabinet system –The Act of 1918 and women’s suffer age. Chapter VIII Constitutional charges in inter war period The Act of 1928 –The stature of Westernization –Abdication of Edward VIII. Chapter IX Development in post war years - Ireland under the union and after –Second parliament Act of 1949-Regency Legislation. Chapter X British Constitutional History Since 1949. Features of Modern British constitution-constitutional development upto 1970-Comm, on wealth relations.

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