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DAMP™ History 2.0

By Chandrabhan Singh Sir

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DAMP – History 2.0 Schedule

Ancient India

DAY  DATE TOPIC
Day 1 10 June, 2021 –      Different sources to the study of Ancient History

–      Evolution of the study of Ancient History – Different Schools of Historiography

–      Historical consciousness

Day 2 11 June, 2021 –      Early Indians during early stone age

–      Mesolithic Age – Age of Transition

–      Neolithic revolution – Beginning of sedentary community life.

Day 3  12 June, 2021 –      Chalcolithic rural communities

–      Megalithic communities in South India

 

Day 4 14 June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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 June 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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, June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –       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 June, 2021 –      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 June, 2021 –      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 July, 2021 –      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 July, 2021 –       Khilji revolution

–       Tughluq dynasty – Muhammad Bin Tughluq, Firuz Tughlug

–       Beginning of decline of Delhi sultanate

Day 21

 

03 July, 2021 –       Mongol threat and response of Delhi sultanate

–       Land revenue system during sultanate

–       Development of education

–       Indo – Islamic art

Day 22

 

05 July 2021 –       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 July, 2021 –       Bhakti movement, Sufi movement

–       Persian literature, regional literature, Bhakti literature

–       Foreign travellers account

 Day 24

 

07 July, 2021 –       Rise of provincial dynasties 

–       Bengal, Kashmir (Zainul Abedin), Gujarat, Malwa

–       Lodi dynasty – Sikandar Lodi. Ibrahim Lodi

Day 25

 

08 July, 2021 –       Vijayanagar Kingdom – polity, religion, art

–       Bahmani kingdom – Polity, Ethnic strife and split into successor states, art.

 Day 26

 

09 July, 2021 –       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 July, 2021 –       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 July, 2021 –       Aurangzeb – Religious Orthodoxy, Strain In Ties – Rajputs, Sikhs, Marathas, Deccan Ulcer

–       Decline of Mughals

–       Mughal’s Foreign Policy

–       Mughals and Europeans

Day 29

 

13 July 2021 –       Society, Economy and Community life during Mughal rule 

–       Population, Agricultural production, Craft production; Towns

–       Patronage and development of Persian literature

Day 30

 

14 July, 2021 –       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 July, 2021  Ancient+ Medieval

 MODERN INDIA

 

Day 31

 

19 July, 2021 –      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

 

20 July, 2021 –        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

 

21 July, 2021 –        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   

 

22 July, 2021 –        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

 

23 July, 2021 –        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

 

24 July, 2021 –        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

 

26 July, 2021 –        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

 

27 July, 2021 –        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 28 July, 2021 –        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    

 

29 July, 2021 –        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 30 July, 2021 –        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

 

31 July, 2021 –        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     

 

02 August, 2021 –        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

 

03 August, 2021 –        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

 

04 August, 2021 –        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

 

05 August, 2021 –      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

 

06 August, 2021 –      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

 

06 August, 2021 –      American Revolution and the Constitution

–      American Civil War and the Abolition of Slavery

Day 49

 

07 August, 2021 –      French revolution and aftermath – different stages, rise of modern ideologies.

–      Napoleonic era (1789- 1815)

–      July Revolution 1830, February Revolution 1848

 

Day 50    

 

09 August, 2021 –      Industrialization

–      English Industrial Revolution: Causes and Impact on Society

–      Industrialization in other countries: USA, Germany, Russia, China, Japan

–      Industrialization and Globalization

 

Day 51   

 

09 August, 2021 –      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

 

10 August, 2021 –      Imperialism and Colonialism

–      South and South-East Asia

–      Latin America and South Africa

–      Australia

–      Imperialism and free trade

Rise of neo-imperialism

Day 53

 

11 August, 2021 –      Revolution and Counter-Revolution

–      Unification of Italy and Germany

 

Day 54

 

12 August, 2021 –       The Russian Revolution of 1917- 1921

–       The Chinese Revolution of 1949

 

Day 55

 

13 August, 2021 –      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

 

14 August, 2021 –      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

 

16 August, 2021 –      Emergence of two power blocs – Cold War politics
Day 58 

 

17 August, 2021 –       Emergence of Third World and Non-alignment.

–       UNO and the global disputes resolution

Day 59 18 August, 2021 –      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

 

19 August, 2021 –      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

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