Gujarat State Level Eligibility Test History Subject Paper 3 Syllabus
GUJARAT STATE LEVEL ELIGIBILITY TEST HISTORY Subject Syllabus
PAPER-III (A) CORE GROUPUnit—I
From the Indus Valley Civilization to the Mahajanapadas Age, extent and characteristics of the Indus Valley Civilization. Vedic culture—Early and Late—Geography : Social and Political institutions. Economic conditions. Religious and Philosophical ideas.
Mahajanapadas. Republics, Economic growth—Emergence of Jainism and Buddhism—Rise of Magadha—Macedonian Invasion and Its effects.
History of India from 4th century BC to 3rd century AD Foundation of the Mauryan Empire— Chandragupta, Asoka and his Dharma. Mauryan administration. Economy, Art and Architecture, Disintegration of the Mauryan empire. Sangam Age Sungas. Satavahanas and Kushanas : Administration, religion, society. economy, trade and commerce, culture—Art and Architecture, Literature.
India from the 4th century AD to 12th century AD Gupta—Vakataka Age—Harsha-Pallavas—Early Chalukyas—Rashtrakutas-Cholas-Pratiharas-Palas—A brief survey of the history of the Paramaras, Kalachuris, Gahadavalas and Chauhans—Administration. Feudalism, Society, Position of Women. Educational centres. Economy. Religious trends, styles of temple architecture, art. Literature, An outline of scientific and technological developments. India’s contacts with the outside world.
India from 1206 to 1526
Expansion and Consolidation—The Ghorids. The Turks, The Khaljis, The Tughlaqs, The Sayyids and the Lodis. Vijayanagar and Bahamani Kingdoms.
State and Religion—Concept of sovereignty. Religious movements and Sufism. Economic Aspects—Urban Centres, Industries, Trade and Commerce, Land Revenue and Prices.
Mongol problem and Its impact. Administrative structure Art, Architecture and Literature. Sources—Archaeological. Persian and non-Persian literature. Foreign travellers account.
India from 1526 onward
Sources of Mughal period.
Mughal Expansion and Consolidation—Babur’s establishment of Mughal rule in India; Humayun and Surs; Akbar, Jahangir, Shahjahan and Aurangzeb. Mughal relations with the nobility and the Rajputs. Jahangir—the period of stability and expansion 1611-1621; the period of crises 1622-1627—The Nurjahan Junta.
Decline of Mughal Empire : Political, administrative and economic causes. The Maratha Movement, the foundation of Swarajya by Shivaji its expansion and administration, Maratha Confederacy and causes of decline. Administration : Sher Shah’s administrative reforms, Mughal administration. land revenue and other sources of Income, Mansabdari and Jagirdari.
Socio-economic and cultural life under the Mughals
Village society and economy
Art, architecture and literature
Trade and Commerce
Religious policy from Akbar to Aurangzeb
Urban centers and Industries
Position of women
Foundation of the British Rule
Rise of European powers—Expansion and Consolidation of the British rule. British relations with major Indian powers—Bengal, Oudh, Hyderabad, Mysore, Marathas and Sikhs.
Administration under the East India Company and Crown, Paramountacy, Civil Service, Judiciary, Police and Army.
Local Self-government. Constitutional Development from 1909 to 1935.
Economic and Social Policies
Agrarian policy of the British, Land Revenue, Agriculture and Land Rights. Famine policy. Rural indebtedness.
Policy towards trade and Industries, Condition of Labour, Trade Union Movements, Factory Legislation, Banking, Transport, Drain Theory. Indian Society in transition. Christian missions, Socio-religious reform movements. Status of women.
New educational policy, English language. Modem sciences. Press, Indian languages and literature.
National Movement and Post-Independent India
Rise of nationalism. Revolt of 1857, Tribal and Peasant Movements, Ideologies and Programmes of Indian National Congress. Swadeshi Movement, Indian Revolutionary Movement in India and Abroad. Gandhian Mass Movements. Ideologies and Programmes of the Justice Party;
Left wing politics, Movement of the depressed classes. Genesis of Pakistan, India towards Independence, and Partition. India after Independence, Rehabilitation after partition. Integration of Indian States, the Kashmir Question.
Making of the Indian Constitution. Structure of Bureaucracy and the police, Economic policies and the planning process. Linguistic reorganisation of the States, foreign policy initiatives.
World History—Concepts. Ideas and Terms
Enlightenment, Rights of Man
Efforts at World Peace, Cold War
Research in History
Scope and Importance of History
Objectivity and Bias In History I
Cousation In History
History and its auxiliary sciences
Significance of Regional History
Recent trends of Indian History
Research Methodology Area of Proposed Research
Sources—Primary/Secondary In the Proposed area of Research. Recent Historical writings In the Proposed area of research.
Elective—I : Ancient Indian History
Stone-Age Cultures of India
Origin, date. extent and characterstics of the Indus Valley Civilization.
Evolution of social and political Institutions In the Vedic period ,1
Economic and religious developments In 6th century BC
Sources of Mauryan history—Megasthenes, Kautilya, Asokan edicts and Simhalese
Economy and trade during 2nd century BC—3rd century AD—Schools of art—
Development of Stupa and Chaitya architecture Assessment of the Gupta Age
Ancient Indian Republics—History of Local Self-government In India Indian feudalism
Indian contacts with the outside world In the ancient period Contribution of Sankara and
Ramanuja to religion and philosophy
Elective—II : Medieval Indian History
Sources on Medieval Indian History
North-West frontier and Deccan Policy of the Mughals
Society and Economy during Medieval period
Religion, Art, Architecture and Literature during Medieval period
Urban Economy, Trade and Commerce during Medieval period
Legacy of the Mughals
18th Century Debate
Significance of Regional History
Elective—III : Modern Indian History
The Establishment and Expansion of the British Dominion in India Constitutional Development from 1858 to 1935 The British Agrarian Policies The Relief Measures adopted by the British Education and Social Reforms Under the British Socio-Religious Reform Movements in the 19th century Rise of Nationalism and the Indian National Congress The Gandhian Era
Towards Independence and Partition The Making of the Indian Constitution and its working
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