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DAMP™ History 2.0

By Chandrabhan Singh Sir

Start Date: 10 June 2021
Delivery Mode: Online
Validity: Till 10 Oct, 2021

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DAMP – History 2.0 Schedule

Ancient India
Day 1 10-Jun-21 –      Different sources to the study of Ancient History
–      Evolution of the study of Ancient History – Different Schools of Historiography
–      Historical consciousness
Day 2 11-Jun-21 –      Early Indians during early stone age
–      Mesolithic Age – Age of Transition
–      Neolithic revolution – Beginning of sedentary community life.
Day 3 12-Jun-21 –      Chalcolithic rural communities
–      Megalithic communities in South India
Day 4 14-Jun-21 –      First urbanisation in India (Indus Valley civilisation)
–      Beginning, evolution, maturing and decline
–      Trade contacts, subsistence base, belief system, script, art and culture
Day 5 15-Jun-21 –      Aryans – Origin
–      Geographical spread of the Aryans in the Indian subcontinent
–      Vedic culture, religion, polity, society, economy
–      Evolution of concept of social hierarchy
–      Vedic literature and philosophy
Day 6 16-Jun-21 –      Age of revolutions (600 BC)
–      Iron revolution – second urbanisation, craft proliferation, craft institutionalisation
–      Political revolution – rise of mahajanapadas and republics.
–      Magadha’s prominence – Seat of power in north India
–      Intellectual revolution – rise of heterodox sects.
–      Beginning of script, coinage, new trade routes
Day 7 17-Jun-21 –      Intellectual revolution – rise of heterodox sects.
–      Age of foreign invasions
–      Achaemenid empire and India
–      Alexander’s invasion and impact
–      Contact with the Greco-Roman world
–      Political condition in India on the eve of establishment of Mauryan empire
Day 8 18-Jun-21 –      Mauryan Empire – Establishment and expansion
–      New orientation to statecraft – Arthashastra
–        Mauryan centralisation, elaborate bureaucracy, the role of the state in the economy
Day 9 19-Jun-21 –      Mauryan Empire
–      Mauryan society and belief system
–      Megasthenes account
–      Ashoka – Paternal despotism, Inscriptions, Dhamma, foreign contacts
–      Mauryan art and crafts
–      Decline of Mauryas
Day 10 21-Jun-21 –      Post Mauryan Age
–      Regional kingdoms – Sungas and Kanvas
–      Arrival of Indo Greeks, their conquests, influences
–      Mercantile age – rise of guilds, monetised economy, prosperous trade.
–      Assimilative art and culture
Day 11 22-Jun-21 –      Satavahanas – Origin, establishment as political class
–      Conflict with Western Kashatrapas, politico-admin
–      Religion, society, art and culture
–      Begnning of the system of Land Grants
Day 12 23-Jun-21 –      Age of Imperial Guptas – Origin, expansion, and consolidation
–      Inscriptions and coins as primary sources
–      Politico – admin
–      Golden age, Classical age
–      Crystallisation of Hinduism, Social orthodoxy
–      Hindu philosophy, law schools, Nagara art
–      Gupta – Vakataka politics
–      Fa-hein and Itsing’s account
–      Decline of Guptas
Day 13 24-Jun-21 –      History of deccan and far south
–      Kharvela (1st century BC) – Patronage of Jainism, administration
–      Chalukyas of Badami – politico admin, religion
–      Chalukyas of Badami – two-front conflict with Pallavas and Pushyabhutis
–      Sangam age – literature, polity, economy, society, belief system
–       Pallavas – Politico-administration, religion, art, society
Day 14 25-Jun-21 –      Age of Harsha
–      Maukharis and rise of Pushyabhutis
–      Harsha confederate polity, patronage to buddhism, welfarism
–      Was Harsha the last great king in the north?
–      Hiuen Tsang and Banabhatta’s account
Day 15 26-Jun-21 –      Transition from ancient to Early Medieval India
–      Development of tantrism, Tamil Bhakti
–      Miscellaneous themes in ancient India – Slavery, Banking, Coinage, money lending
–      Evolution and development of different streams of philosophy
–      Development of scientific know how and its applications.
Medieval India
Day 16 28-Jun-21 –       Early Medieval India
–       Indian feudalism
–       Feudalism – urbanisation incompatibility, monetary anaemia
–       Decline and revival of trade
–       Changes in social structure – Caste proliferation, Rajputisation, Mahttaras, Kayastha
Day 17 29-Jun-21 –      Political models – Feudal, Integrative, Segmentary
–      Rise of clan-based Rajput polity, Rajput society
–      Rise of imperial Cholas – polity, imperialism, democratic village assemblies, art and culture
Day 18 30-Jun-21 –      Advent of Arabs in India
–       Islam and its arrival in India, Sufism
–      Development of regional literature – Arabic literature, Biographies, Jaina literature, Bardic literature
–      Kalhan’s Rajtarangini, Alberuni’s India
Day 19 01-Jul-21 –      Tripartite struggle for supremacy in north India and regional powers
–      Central Asian politics and arrival of Turks
–      Turkish – Rajput rivalry
–      Establishment of Delhi Sultanate – nature, kingship,
–      Mamluk dynasty – Aibak, Iltutmish, Razia Sultana, Balban
Day 20 02-Jul-21 –       Khilji revolution
–       Tughluq dynasty – Muhammad Bin Tughluq, Firuz Tughlug
–       Beginning of decline of Delhi sultanate
Day 21 03-Jul-21 –       Mongol threat and response of Delhi sultanate
–       Land revenue system during sultanate
–       Development of education
–       Indo – Islamic art
Day 22 05-Jul-21 –       Society, economy, art during Delhi sultanate
–       Composition of rural society, ruling classes, town dwellers, women, religious classes, caste and slavery.
–       Economy: Agricultural production, the rise of urban economy and non-agricultural production, trade and commerce
Day 23 06-Jul-21 –       Bhakti movement, Sufi movement
–       Persian literature, regional literature, Bhakti literature
–       Foreign travellers account
 Day 24 07-Jul-21 –       Rise of provincial dynasties
–       Bengal, Kashmir (Zainul Abedin), Gujarat, Malwa
–       Lodi dynasty – Sikandar Lodi. Ibrahim Lodi
Day 25 08-Jul-21 –       Vijayanagar Kingdom – polity, religion, art
–       Bahmani kingdom – Polity, Ethnic strife and split into successor states, art.
 Day 26 09-Jul-21 –       Mughal Empire
–       Central Asian politics and arrival of Babur
–       Babur’s account of India
–       Establishment, expansion, and consolidation of the empire
–       Humayun
Day 27 10-Jul-21 –       Age of Akbar – Religion, administration, relation with rajputs, land revenue system, art
–       Jahangir, Shahjahan – Administration, Religion, Rajput Policy, Art
–       Land revenue system
–       Nobility
Day 28 12-Jul-21 –       Aurangzeb – Religious Orthodoxy, Strain In Ties – Rajputs, Sikhs, Marathas, Deccan Ulcer
–       Decline of Mughals
–       Mughal’s Foreign Policy
–       Mughals and Europeans
Day 29 13-Jul-21 –       Society, Economy and Community life during Mughal rule
–       Population, Agricultural production, Craft production; Towns
–       Patronage and development of Persian literature
Day 30 14-Jul-21 –       Regional kingdoms
–       Rise of Maratha polity – Role of Shivaji
–       Shivaji – Administration, Land Revenue System, Religion
–       Ahom Kingdom
–       Development of scientific know how and it’s applications
MINI TEST 15-Jul-21  Ancient+ Medieval
Day 31 22-Jul-21 –      India in 18th Century
–      Decline of Mughals and Rise of Fragmented Polity
–      Successor States, Rebel States, Autonomous States
–      Society, economy, and culture in 18th century
 Day 32 23-Jul-21 –        Europeans as traders in India
–        Portuguese, Dutch, British, Danish, French
–        Nature of Asiatic trade vs Mediterranean trade
–        Political aspirations of European trade companies and war with native states
Cultural Divide and European Supremacy
    Day 33 24-Jul-21 –        Establishment of British rule in India
–        Evolution of British from traders to political entity
–        British supremacy over other European trade entities
–        War with Native states and establishment of British Paramountcy
–        Trojan horse tactics, Doctrine of lapse
Court of Directors guidelines
Day 34 26-Jul-21 –        Economic imperialism during British rule
–        Different phases of economic exploitation
–        Modes of plunder – tribute, mercantilism, home charges, council bills, rupee sterling ratio manipulation, finance capitalism
–        Ecological Imperialism
–        Response of Indian Nationalists – Drain of Wealth Theory
–        British response to economic critique – nightwatchman, white man’s burden
–        Land Revenue System
–        Deindustrialisation
–        Commercialisation of agriculture
Famines and British response
   Day 35 27-Jul-21 –        Early structure of British rule and Constitutional developments (I)
–        Nature of company – Court of directors, Court of proprietors, relation with the crown
–        From diarchy to direct control; The Regulating Act(1773); The Pitt’s India Act(1784); The Charter Act(1833)
–        The voice of free trade and the changing character of British colonial rule
Role of Ideology in justifying British rule and policy formulation – English utilitarianism, Orientalists, Evangelicals, Anglicists, Liberals
Day 36 28-Jul-21 –        Socio Religious Reform Movements
–        British Cultural Imperialism and Indian Response – Reformism And Revivalism
–        Ram Mohan Roy, The Brahmo Movement; Devendranath Tagore; Iswarchandra Vidyasagar, The Young Bengal Movement
–        Dayanada Saraswati and Arya Samaj movement
–        Agenda of social reform –  Sati Abolition, Widow Remarriage, Child Marriage Regulation etc.
–        Movements in various communities – Muslim, Sikhs, Parsis
–        Religious Revivalism and Growing Orthodoxy
–        Caste movements in south India and Maharashtra
–        Self-Respect Movements, Temple Entry Movements
–        Dalit Emancipation and Empowerment – Jyotiba Phule, Sri Narayan Guru, Periyar, Ambedkar
–        Contribution of Indian Renaissance to the Growth of Modern India
   Day 37 29-Jul-21 –        India’s response to British rule
–        Peasant Movements and Tribal Uprisings in the 18th and 19th Centuries
–        The Great Revolt of 1857 – Origin, character, causes of failure, the consequences;
–        The shift in the character of peasant uprisings in the post-1857 period; the peasant movements of the 1920s and 1930s
Day 38 30-Jul-21 –        Rise of Nationalism and  beginning of the Political Struggle
–        Nationalism – Historiography, various dimensions, causative factors, different  interpretations by nationalists
–        Rise of political associations from the 1830s culminating in the formation of Indian national congress
–        Indian national congress – different theories related to its formation, evolving social composition, ideology, objectives
British early response to the formation of Indian national congress – Wait and watch – selective cooperation – criticism – repression – conciliation – suppression
Day 39 31-Jul-21 –        Nationalistic upsurge and the beginning of the Mass-Movement
–        Moderates and Extremists – ideology, program of action, limitations
–        The Partition of Bengal (1905) and Swadeshi movement
–        Surat split (1907)
–        Beginning of Revolutionary Extremism in India
Day 40 02-Aug-21 –        World War I and Freedom Struggle
–        Role of Indians in WWI
–        British Protectionism and spurt to Indigenous Industrial Growth
–        Revolutionary extremism outside India – Ghadr movement, Hindu – German conspiracy, Afghanistan, Paris, February Mutiny
Home Rule Movement
Day 41 03-Aug-21 –        Gandhian politics
–        Gandhi before India – South African Experiment, Evolution of Satyagraha, Gandhian Ashrams
–        Arrival of Gandhi in India – Champaran satyagraha, Ahmedabad mill strike, Kheda satyagraha, Rowlatt satyagraha
–        Gandhian ideology – Means-Ends Approach, Trusteeship, S-T-S, Pressure – compromise, Satyagraha, Hindu-Muslim Unity, Sarvodaya, Gram Swaraj, Wardha Model of Education
Day 42 04-Aug-21 –        Beginning of organised Mass-Movements – Rowlatt satyagraha, Khilafat movement, Non-cooperation movement, Bardouli satyagraha, Civil Disobedience movement, Quit India movement
–        Gandhi – Ambedkar, Gandhi – Tagore, Gandhi – Nehru, Gandhi – Subhash
–        Gandhi’s subaltern politics
Day 43 05-Aug-21 –        Turbulent 1920s
–         -Rise of Communists and Trade Unionism
–        Communist – Congress relationship
–        Swarajists program, Achievements and Decline
–        Revival of Revolutionary Extremism – Ideological Dimension
–        Arrival of Simon commission – Nehru report – Lahore session
 Day 44 06-Aug-21 –        Constitutional Developments in the Colonial India between 1858 and 1935
–        Revolutionaries, Women, Capitalists, Anglo Indians, Peasants, Tribals
–        Rise of Left – Left within Congress: Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Congress Socialist Party
 Day 45 07-Aug-21 –        Freedom and Partition
–        WWII and British response – August Offer, Cripps proposal
–        Beginning of transfer of power – Wavell plan, Cabinet mission, Atlee’s declaration, Dickiebird plan, Mountbatten plan
–        Challenges in the transfer of power – League’s demand for a separate state
–        Attempts towards reconciliation – Rajaji formula, Desai Liaquat talks, Wavell plan.
–        Partition – Historiography, Impact
–        Communalism and the politics of partition
World History
Day 46 09-Aug-21 –      Enlightenment and Modern ideas
–      Kant, Rousseau, Voltaire, Max Weber, John Locke, Thomas Moore
–      Spread of Enlightenment in the colonies
–      Rise of socialist ideas (up to Marx)
–      Spread of Marxian Socialism
–      Different strands of socialism – Marxism, Fabian Socialism, Leninism, Maoism, Nehru’s Socialism
Day 47 10-Aug-21 –      European States System – rise of nation-states under monarchy.
–      Modern political ideologies – Imperialism, Colonialism, Neo-imperialism, Neo-colonialism
–      British Democratic Politics, 1815- 1850; Parliamentary Reformers, Free Traders, Chartists
Day 48 11-Aug-21 –      American Revolution and the Constitution
–      American Civil War and the Abolition of Slavery
Day 49 12-Aug-21 –      French revolution and aftermath – different stages, rise of modern ideologies.
–      Napoleonic era (1789- 1815)
–      July Revolution 1830, February Revolution 1848
Day 50 13-Aug-21 –      Industrialization
–      English Industrial Revolution: Causes and Impact on Society
–      Industrialization in other countries: USA, Germany, Russia, China, Japan
–      Industrialization and Globalization
Day 51 14-Aug-21 –      Rise of modern nation-states
–      Rise of Nationalism in 19th century
–      Nationalism: state-building in Germany and Italy
–      Disintegration of Empires in the face of the emergence of nationalities across the world
–      Eastern Question and Balkan conundrum
Day 52 16-Aug-21 –      Imperialism and Colonialism
–      South and South-East Asia
–      Latin America and South Africa
–      Australia
–      Imperialism and free trade
Rise of neo-imperialism
Day 53 17-Aug-21 –      Revolution and Counter-Revolution
–      Unification of Italy and Germany
Day 54 18-Aug-21 –       The Russian Revolution of 1917- 1921
–       The Chinese Revolution of 1949
Day 55 19-Aug-21 –      World War I: Causes and consequences.
–      Between World Wars – Efforts towards establishment of peace – league of nations, treaties and conventions, policy of appeasement, great depression and its impact
Day 56 20-Aug-21 –      World War II: Causes and consequence
–      Rise of an international world order – United Nations, GATT, World Bank, IMF, European Union
–      Declaration of human rights, 1948
Day 57 21-Aug-21 –      Emergence of two power blocs – Cold War politics
Day 58 23-Aug-21 –       Emergence of Third World and Non-alignment.
–       UNO and the global disputes resolution
Day 59 24-Aug-21 –      Liberation from Colonial Rule
–      Latin America-Bolivar
–      Arab World-Egypt
–      Africa-Apartheid to Democracy
–      South-East Asia-Vietnam
–      Decolonization and Underdevelopment
–      Factors constraining development – Latin America, Africa
Day 60 25-Aug-21 –      Post War Foundations: NATO and European Community
–      Consolidation and Expansion of European Community
–      European Union
–      Disintegration of Soviet Union and the Rise of the Unipolar World
MINI-TEST 2 26-Aug-21 Modern + World History

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