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Topics: Geography, India, Sociology Pages: 3 (496 words) Published: August 6, 2013
MAINS GENERAL STUDIES PAPER - II
(Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) TOPICS BOOKS & JOURNALS
1. Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. References:
Indian Culture and Heritage – NIOS: www.nios.ac.in
Indian Freedom Struggle of Independence – Bipin Chandra
Facets of Indian Culture - Spectrum Pub.
Indian Culture Chapter of Indian Year Book
Journals/Websites:
The Hindu, www.pib.nic.in, Yojana, The Indian Express, Economic Political Weekly, Frontline

2. Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present significant events, personalities, issues. References:
Indian Freedom Struggle of Independence – Bipin Chandra
“A Brief History of Modern India” – Spectrum Pub.
Indian Culture Chapter of Indian Year Book
Modern India History – B. L. Grover

3. The Freedom Struggle - its various stages and important contributors or contributions from different parts of the country. References:
12th NCERT – Politics in Indian after Independence.

4. Post-independence consolidation and reorganization within the country. References:
India since Independence – Bipin Chandra
India After Gandhi – Ramchandra Guha
5. History of the world will include events from 18th century such as industrial revolution, world wars, redrawal of national boundaries, colonization, decolonization, political philosophies like communism, capitalism, socialism etc. - their forms and effect on the society. References:

9th & 10th NCERT – India and the contemporary world
Mastering Modern World History – Normal Lowe

6. Salient features of Indian Society, Diversity of India. References:
12th NCERT: Indian Society, Social change and Development in India Indian Social System – Ram Ahuja
Journals/Websites:
The Hindu, www.pib.nic.in, Yojana, The Indian Express, Economic Political Weekly, Frontline,...

References: Orient Longman Atlas
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