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UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT
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B.A. I{istory
- Iievised Syllabus with effect from2007 admission
ior subsicliary papers
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- approved - orders
and Internal Assessment introduced
issned.
GENERAL AND ACADEMIC BRANCH
No.GAI/81 / 116/2002
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Dated, Calicut University P.O, 24.05.2008
U. O. of even No. clated 28-05-2007
U. O. of even No. flated 28-09-2007
Minutes of the nreeting of the Board of Studies in History (UG) held on 16-08-2007
05-09 -2007 and 76-77-2007
Minutes of the meeting of the Faculty of Htrmanities held on 18-03-2008.
Minutes of the meeting of the Academic Council held on 05-04-2008. (Item No. II k.a. 10)
Orders of Vice-Chancellor in the file of even No. on 21-05-2008.
ORDER
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Vide University order read first above, the syllabus of B.A. History, Pattern revisect Wi!h effect from 2007 adrnission and orders issued accordingly.
I & II
was
Tlre Board of Studies in History (UG) at its meeting held on 76-08-2007 discussed the revised
syllabus and lesolveC to supplement certain modifications in the syllabus in view of the opinions
and su6gestions o'f Faculty members teaching History in various colleges.
Accordingly the Board of Studies at its meeting held on 05-09-2007 resolved to modify and
supplemcrt paper'-I titled, 'making of the Modern World 1.498-'1.W8' and accordingly University
.Order rearl seconrl above was issued impiementing the additions to the paper.
of Sttrdies in Histoly (UG) held on 16-08-2007,
e Faculty of Hurnanities and Acaclemic cr-'rttttcil
arded the complete syllaburs of paper I to VII for
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*rllabus
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B.A. FIISTORY
Revised Syllabus (with additions and supplementations)
implemented with effect from 2007 admission
1. Pattern I - History Main
Paper I
Paper II
Paper III
Paper IV
Paper V
Paper Vt
(A)
(B)
(C)
Paper VIt
2.
Pattern
(Cornpulsory) - Making of Modern world 1498 - 1848
(in the first year)
(Cornpulsory) - Historiography with special reference to India
(in the second year)
(Cornpulsory) - State and Society in Pre-Modem India
(in thc third year)
(Compulsory) - History of Keraltr (in the third year)
(Cornpulsory) - Colonialism and Nationalism in India
(in the third year)
(Optional) - A.y one of the following PaPers: (in the third year)
I-{istory of Moclern World 1848 to the Present Day
l-Iistory of Indian Women throtrgh Ages
(80 rnarks)
(80 marks)
(80 marks)
(80 marks)
(80 marks)
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(80 marks)
(80 marks)
(80 marks)
Pre History and Proto History of India
(120 marks)
Flistory of USA (for private canctidates only)
(in the third year)
II (Double Main)
Paper I
Paper II
Paper llt
Paper IV
Paper V
l-Iistoriography with special reference to lndia (in the second
Ir4aking of Modern World (1498 - 18a8) (in the third year)
l-Iistory of Kerala (in the third yc,ar)
Colorrialism and Nationalism in lndia (in the third year)
l{istory of Modern World -1848 t
(in the third year - for private c.t
year)
(80 rnarks)
(80 marks)
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3.History papers offered as subsidiaries
(a)
(b)
(c)
(.t)
(e)
(f)
(g)
I{istory of Modern India
Modern World History
Social arrd Cultural History of Bri
Archaeology
I-listory of Totrrisnt
West Asiarr Studies
I{istory of Jotrrnali-su.r
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Subsidiary papers for pattern I part III Histo
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
I-listory of JoLrr.naiisrn
West Asian StLrdies
I{istory of Tor-rrism
Archaeologl,
Cerreral Econornics
Political Science / Indian Corstittion.
No change in the syllabus of papers offered r subsidiaries.
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Intertrarl Assessment is made compulsory for regular students for all papers of Pattern I
(Main) and I[ (Dotrble Main) and papers offered as Subsidiaries. 20 marks are illotted for Internal
Assessment for e'ach PaPer. For each paper rnark for university examination is 80 and for Ilternal
Assessment is 20. There is no Intcrnal Assessment for
[rrivate candidates. In its place they are to
write an adclitional PaPer. For Pattern I this paper is of 120 marks and for Paltern II (Doubte
Main) this paper is of 80 marks. The subsidiary papers of private canclidates are of 100 marks
each (as in the case of old pattern). The pattern of question paper of Part I Main and Subsicliariesi
and Part II Double Main and Model Question Papers are appended. Details and guidelines for
lnternal Assessrnent and setting of questions papers are also ippended.
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PAPER I : MAKING OF MODERN WORLD : AD 1498
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1848
Module I
TIre
1.
2.
3.
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Backgrotrnd
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Transition frorn medieval to modern period
- feudalisn-r in Europe - Impacts of crtrsacies,
of changes irr Europe - Renaissance - l{umanism - Reformation developnre.t of
Begirrning
science - technological changes printing and paper
-Geographical explorations and discoverics.
Growtll of nationalism and nation states in Europe
Austria, Russiel and Sweden.
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gun powder
- mariners .o,rpnsr.
- Absolttte rnonarchy in France, prussia,
Module II
Advent of Colonialisrn
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Europear-t assattlts on America,
Africa and Asia - missionaries - rnilitary victory of Europeans
aggressive
trse of gtrn Power - Fortifications and cannons - Standing u.-i"r. Flow of
precic'rus metals from South America to Europe new plants and ve'geta6l"r
prosperity of
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Eurcp'e.
2.
East India Companies of England, Netherlands, Denmark and France Mercantilism
- trade
rivalries and wars - Ag" of colonial conquest - modes of conquest. Annihilation of indigenous
pcople - intrttsion irrto Africa - slave trade. Migration to Australia. Early European i.irusion
in West Asia. Colonial states in India, Indoneiia, South Africa ancl Sii Lanka ecological
and cultural impact of colonialism.
3'
Early ar-rti-colorrial movements - forms ancl modes of resistance
Ctrrritran Slave Ilevolt - Opium Wars in China.
- early resistance i,
Inclia
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Module III
Age of Enlightenment
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2.
in Europe
Developments in Sciencc'- Francis Bacon - Descartes Galileo Kepler establishment
of
Scientific Socie'ties - Royal Society in Lorrclon - Newton Leibniz Encyclopaecliaists.
Intellcctr'ral movements - Philosophes - T'homas Hobbes,
John Locke, Halifax, Diderot,
Rousseau, Voltaire,.Montersqueieu and Laplace Physiocrats Philosophy
of reason - ideas
of liberry and equality - liberalism - ].S. Mill.
Module
lV
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Capitalism and World Economy
1'
Beginnings of industrial revolution in Western Europe changes in technology
- steam engine
and telegraph - factory system - improvements iniransport-and corl-.rr,ftutio1
- ug.oiiul
revolution - Development of capitalisrn.
2.
Industrialisation and ecological damagc - Lrr
environrnent - pollution - ltealth hazards - pet
- child labour - night shifts - trade unionism _
I towns _ impact on
ca Riots _ Wages
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B.A.History Syllabus
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Circulutitln of capital
Smith ancl l{icarc1o.
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banking
- joint
stock companies
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free trade
- Iaissezfaire - Adam
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IVlodule V
Struggles for Democracy
1.
Z.
Revolution of 1688 in England
- Bill of Rights.
American war of Inctependence
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reaction against mercantilism
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Declaration of
Indepclrdence.
French Revoltrtion of 7789 - Declaration of the Rights of man. Advent of Napoleon - Code
of Napolean - rec:onstitution of European states in the post Napoleonic era - condition of
Italy and Germany.
3.
Module VI
Struggles for l-iberty an Ecluality
1.
Z.
July Revolutiorr (1830) in France - Impact on European Countries.
I{ise of socialist tclcas - early socialists - Marx and Communist Manifesto. February Revoltttion
of 1848 in France - irnpaci on Wcstern European countries - Frankfurt Assembly.
3.
[.atin Amcrican Ii.evolution
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New Republics
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Monroe doctrine.
Module VII
Cultural Hegcmony of the West over the East
printi.g press and missionary edtrcation - "White Man's Burden" and the'Civilising Mission'
- Orieuttrlisnt.
Map Study
New sea routes and rcgions and continents discovered in the 1.5th and L6th ceritiliids.
European colonies in South America and North America around 1770.
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2.
3.
Comrnercial centers of the world in the 18'h century, Amsterdam Lisbon, Antewarp, London,"
Paris, Hormuz, Aden, Basra, Bombay, Sttrat, Goa, Calicut, Malacca, etc.
European Settlements in [rrdia (18tr' early)
Napoleonic Enlpire (1810)
Europe in 1848.
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Note:
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As a prelucle to the sttrdY ou modern u.,orld, the students are to be given a general idea on
ancient and mc'dieval world.
Regarding module third stress must be on the principles and philosophical ideas rather than
biographical sketches of the Persons'
Reading List
1. Atnesto Irillipe frernandez - The Millennittm
2. Bailey, C.A. - The Birth of Modern World
3. Beard Michael - A History of Capitalism
4. Blackburn, Robin - Making of New World Slavery
5. Bronvsky, ]acob and Bruce Mazlish - Western Intellectual Tradition
6. Ferro Marc - Globalisation: A History
7. Fisher, tIAL - A llistory of Eurrope
8. Guha Ramachandra - Environmentalism - A Cllobal l{istory
g. Harman Chris - A People's History of the World'
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A. Ilisto n1 Srltiab us-
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10. Hazen, C.D. - EuroPe since 1789
11. Hobsbaum, E.J. - Age of CaPital
12. Hobsbaurn, E.J. - Age of EmPire
13. Hobsbaum,E.J. - Age of Revolution.
14. Mac Neill, W.H. - History of the World
15. Mac Neill, W.H. - Rise of the West
16. MC Phersan Kenneth - The Indian Ocean
77. Palmer, R.R. - A History of Modern World.
18. Panikkar, K.M. - Asia and Western Dominance
79. Roberts Donald - Pelican Flistory of the World
20. Rude, G. - Europe in the Eighteenth Century.
21. Said, Ectward - Orientalism
22. Sardar, Ziatrddin - Orientalism
23. Stavariatrt>s, A.J. - History of the Modern world since 1500
21, Wallcrstine, Immanuel - Modern World System.
25. Weidcn Field and Nichonson - The Revolution of 1848
PAI'ER
II : HISTORIOGRAPHY WITH SI'ECIAL
REFERENCE TO
INDIA
Module I
Begirrnings of History
Nature of History - Concepts and Definitions. Early dcvelopments. Herodotus trnd Thucidides.
lbn Khaldt,,-, un.l Islamic Historiography. Ssumachen and early Chinese historiography. I(clman
Hisbrians - Christian Theological approach.
Module II
of Modern Historiography
Impact of_l(enaissance in Europe - Humanism - Criticism of Church history - Impact of scientific
- Revolution on Historiography - Descartes - Faith and reason - Vico and anti Cartesianism Emergence
Ellightenment - Hume and Gibbon. German idealisrn - Herder
- Hegel - philosophy of history.
YMod.rl" III
Development of Modern Historiography
P6sitivisrn ancl Historicism - Comte - Bury - Utrckle - Ranke. Critics of positivism - Croche - Dilh-v.
Karl Marx - Historical materialism - classes and stages of developmeut - Recent tret-rds in lvlarxist
Flistoriography - Contributions of Antonio Grarnsci - E.J. Hobsbattrn. E.P.'Ihompson, Christopher
[]ill, Rodncy Hilton and so on.
Toynbee - Stucly of civilizations. Namier - Econonric history - American "Nelv History" - Rotlinsott
- Ilearcl anci Carl Becker. Structuralism. History from below.
Annales School - Short account of the three generationt; of the School - Studies on Envirotlttlent,
Geograpl'ry and Psychology.
Pqst Modernist Writings - History of sex, crime, childhood, etc. - Return of the Narrative.
Module IV
Historical Consciousness in Pre Modern India
Ithihasa purnnn traditions - Historicity of the Puranas - Charitas and Vnmsaaalis - |ain-Buddhist
Historical consciousness - Local historical traditions - Athula.and Kalhana - Historical biographies
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Bana.
Sultanate period and court historiography - Bttrant-
Mtrghal period - Royal biographies - Abul Fazl'letters and gazetteers.
B.A.History Syllabus
Module V
lnrperialist Perception of India
lmportance of ethnography and philology - Caldwell william Jones and Indology - Concept of
Orierrtal Despotism.and
society
Utilitarian
approach - ]ames Mill and periodisation.
_unchangrng
orientalist approach - Max
Mulierind the Aryan problem.
Virrcent Smith and Empire - White Man's Burden and the
Civilizing Mission.
Archaeological cliscoveries - Explorations ancl excavations - Cunnipgham,
John Marshall a.cl
otlrers - Archac'ological Survey of India - Progress of epigraphic and
nuriismatic studies - Regional
,studies.
Module VI
Modern Developments in India
'Ntrtiruralist critique of colonial writitrgs - New sources and findings - projection and glorification
.of rration - I(.P. Jayaswal - Indian heroes and ernpires - Golden
A[e.
Writings of R.C. Dutt and Daclabai Naoroji.
Ctrlttrral Nationalism - J.N. Sarkar and the glory of the Mughals - R.C. Majumdar
and Hinc{u
n:itionalisnr - I(.M. Panikkar.
Early efforts in South India - Krishnaswami Ayyankar, Nilakanta Sastri and
T.V. Mahalingam Burton Stein's critique of Nilakanta Sastri - Works of Karashima and others.
' D.D. Kosambi's critique of Indian Historiography. R.S. Sharma's
Thesis on Indian Feudalism and
its critics. Romila Thapar - State formation and concepts of empire. Discovery of pre
history - from '
Mortimar Wheeler to Sankhalia.
Changes in the historiography of Medieval and Modem period - Writings of lrfan Habeeb,
Satheesh
Chandra and others. Bipan Chandra, Sumit Sarkar and others Cambr-idge historians and modern
lnclian history' Communal and secularist writings - Subaltern studles - Regional studies Contemporary trends - Studies on gender, environment and marginalized sections.
Readings
1. Bloch Marc - The Historian's Craft.
2. Burke Peter - The French Historical Revolution
3. Btrrke Peter (ed.) - New Perspectives in tlistoricar writing.
4; Burns Robert M. and H. Raymont pickard - philosophy of History.
5. Carr, E.H. - What is History.
6. Cohen G.A. - Karl Marx's Theory of History.
7. Collingwood, R.G. - The Idea of History.
8. Elliot and Dowson - Medieval Historians of India.
9i Grrha Ranajith ct nl. (ed.) - Subalrern Studies (11 Volumes).
10. Hobsbaum,E.J. - On History
11. Marwick, Arthur - Nature of History.
t2. Philips (ed.) - Historians of India, pakisran and Ceylon.
13. Rouse A.L. - The Use of History.
14. Said Edu,ard - Orientalism.
15. Sheik Ali - History: Its Theory and Method.
16. Sreedharan, E. - A Textbook of Historiography.
77. Sreedharan, E. - lndian Historiography.
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A.ltristory Syllabus
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PAPER
III
: STATE
AND SOCIETY IN PRE MODERN INDIA
Module I : Archaeological evidences on the rise of Indian culture. Harappan culture - cities polity - economy - script - decline.
Module II : Rig Veclic culture - The Aryan problem - original home - Ktila and Gotra - Rig Vedic
rcligion - ftom Pastoralism to agriculture - means of redistribution'
Module III : Later veclic phase - literary evidences - eastward expansion - PGW Culture - Later
vedic economy polity ani society - ritual sacrifices and ceremonies - transition to state - Vnrtm
arrtl /ati system - PhilosoPhY.
Module tV : Jainism, Buddl-rism and other sects - social and economic background - trade and
Buddha cornmerce - trade routes - Vardhamana Mahavira - doctrines and ideas. Gautama
drrctrincs arrd ideas - relation to urban centres, trading and artisan castes'
I\,todule V : Ernergence of State ancl Empire - territorial states - Mahtrjanapadas - growth of
r:f
urbrrn centres - centres of NBPW culture - Rit.r of Magadha. Nandas and Miruryas - strttcture
of
Concept
Asoka's
state
of
theory
lvlatrryarr potity - Arthasastra - notion of Empire- Snplnnga
Dhamma - Decline of the Mauryas - Successor States'
Module VI : Changes in polity - Indo-Greeks, Kushanas, Sakas - cities, trade and crafts - foreign
trade - evolution of money economy.
Module VII : Age of the Guptas - Character of Gupta Polity - Brahmanical revival, growth of
- Land Grant - Growth
classicaI Hilduism - Sanskrit language and literature -Economy and Society
Iearning
of village Communities - Development of Mahayana Buddhism - Nalanda University ce,ntrcs-of Takshashila and Vikramasila - art and architecture.
conditions in
Module vIII : post Gupta period - Feudal elenrents in society and administration Palas and Senas.
the Kingdorn of Harshivardhana - Regional States in North India - Pratiharas,
Raiaput societY and PolitY.
Satavalranas and their land grants
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trade and trade guilds.
expansion
Module IX: Megalithic culture in the south - early Tamil anthologies - san_gam society case of
the
India
of agricultt,r" uid development of Brahmadeyas - formation of states in South
pallavas ancl Cholas - Local self government villages - trade networks - mercantile corporations'gtrilrls and nttgnrnrrs - development of art and architecture.
Nayanars.
Sankaracharya - Bhakti movement and growth of literature - Alwarsand
and Wnli'Module X : Delhi Sultanate and the Deccan States - Polity and Society - lkta, Mukti
Khilji - Transfer
Rcgional Ki.gdoms in the North - Urban Centres - Market rLgulations of Alauddin
of Islam on Society
of capital arrJ rnonetary reforms by Muhamed Bin Tuglak - Impacts Impact
Languages - Society and
ancl Culture - Bhakti'Movernent-- Sufism - Iimergence of Regional
Economy in Bahmani kingdom and Vijaya Nagar'
the Ulonn Module XI : The Mughal Age - Character of the Mughal State - court, nobility and
Marathas Sikhs,
Ma.sabdari a1d Jagif systeirs - ruling classes - relations with Raiputs, Jats,
with religious groups
Akbar,s concept of State and religious &periments - Aurangazeb's relations
system - Indian Ocean Trade
ancl institutions - Prosperity inlrade - urban centres - monetary
Network - I\,Iughal rnonumlnts - Decline and disintegration of Mughal Empire'
Map Study
1.
2.
3.
Lothal'
Important sites of Harappan civilization - Harappa, Mohanjodaro' Chanhudaro'
Kalibangan, Banawali, etc.
Centres of Roman trade - Arikamedu, Musiris, Uraiyur, Madurai'
Ayodhya, Kapilavasttt,
Mahajanapaclas - Centres of N.B.P.W. culture - Kousambi, Sravasti,
Varanasi, Vaishali, Rajagir, Pataleputra and Champa'
B.A.History Syllabus
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6'
7.
Mauryan Ernpire r-:nder Asoka - Sanchi, Saranath, Bodh Gaya, Lumbini
Rajagriha, Sopora,
Brigtrchaccha, Pataliputra, Kalinga, Girnar.
C-ultural certtres cluring the period. of the Guipa and Post Gupta period
Ujjain, Nalanda,
Takshasil;r, Vikramasila, Kanchi, Amaravati, karle, Nagargunikonda, MahaLaliplranl.
Mughal Ernpire ttnder Akbar - Agra, Delhi, Kabul, Ajmir, Gwalior:, Ahamaclatracl,
Multar.r
JUrat.
Maratha empire uncler Sivaji.
Poona, Raigaril-r, Satara, Vellore Jinji.
Readings
1. Alam Musaffar & sanjay subramaniam - The Mughal state (1526_17s0).
2' Allchin Bridget and Raymond Allchin - The Birth of Indian Civilization.
3' Allchirr Bridget and Raymond Allchin - The Rise of Civilization in Inclia and pakisthan.
4. Altekar A.S. - Rashtrakutas and Their Times.
5. Athar Ali M. - The Aparatus of the Mughal Empire.
6. Basharn A.L. - The Wonder That Was Inclia.
7. Basharn A.L. - The origin and Development of Classical Hinduisnr.
8' Chanrpaka Lakshrni R. - Trade, Ideology and Urbanisation in South Ildia.
9. Chandra Satish - Medieval India (2 Voiurnes).
10' Chattopacihyaya B.D. - The Making of Early Meclieval India.
11. Chouclhuri K.N. - Asia Before Europe.
12. Copalan I(. - History of the pallavas of Kanchi.
13. Habib lrfan - Medieval India.
14. Irfan l{abib - Essays on Indian History.
15. Irfan Habib - The Agrarian System of Mughal India.
16.
17.
18.
19.
Jayaswal K.P. - Hindu polity.
Jha D.N. - Ancient India.
Jha D.N. - Economy and Society in Early India.
]ha, D.N. ed. - Fcudal Social Formation in Early Inida.
Karashima Noborr-r - south Indian History ancl Culture.
Kosanrbi D.D. - An Introduction to the study of lndian History.
Kosarnbi D.D. - The Culture and Civilization in Ancient India.
Kulkan'ri A.R. - Maharashtra in the Age of Sivaji.
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21.
22,
23.
24. Kulke l-Iermann - The State in India: 1000_1200.
25. Majunrdar R.C. - Ancient India.
26. Majrrrndar R.C. - The Gupta-Vakataka Age.
27' Nizarili, I('A. - Religion and Politics in Irrdia during the Thirteenth Century.
28. Nizanri, I<.A. - state ancl Culture in Mecrieval hrrlia.
29 ' Raychatrdhuri Tapan and Irfan Habib
- Cambridge Economic History of India.
30. Richards J.F. - The Mughal Empire.
31. Sarkar l.N. - The Fall of the Mughal Empire (4 Vols.).
32. Sastri I(.A. Nilakanta - Cholas.
33. Sastli K.A. Nilakanta- A History of South India.
31. Sharma R.S. - Advent of the Aryans in India.
35. Sharma R.S. - Ancient India.
36. Sharma R.S. - Indian Feudalism.
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A.llistory Syllabus
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in Ancient India'
sharma R.S. - Material Ctrlture and social Formation
Early India'
3g. sharma R.S. - Perspectives in social and Economic History of
39. Sirkar D'C. - Successors of the Satavahanas'
40. Sirkar D.C. - VijaYanagar'
41. Subramanian N. - Sangam PolitY'
42. Thapar Romila - A History of India' Vol' I'
43. Thapar Rornila - Ancient Indian Social Flistory'
4+. Thapar Romila - From Lineage to State'
South India'
45. Veluthtrt Kesavan - political Structure of Early Medieval
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PAPER IV : HISTORY OF KERALA
Module
I
: HistoriograPhY
kavya - Ballads - Gtandlnunris - Kernlolpnthi Early Histrrrical Consciousness - Mttslnknl,)fl,$n
gisto.icuiwritings in the Modern period - Manuals - Gazetteers Use of traditio^s as a source Elamkulam
paccht Muttathu - st u.rgoo.,.,ly M..,or, - K.P. Padmanabha Menon Survey Reports K;",; piitai - Sardar K.M' Panikkar - ContemPorary writings'
II : Source Materials
Age' Iconography' architecture' sculplture and
Archaeological sources - stone age to Megalithic
mtrrals - .iprplication of archaeology to history'
and cc)PPer plates - Roman coins and medieval
Epigraphy trnd nttmismatics - Stone inscriptions
Module
indigenous coins.
Malayalam
mcdieval ram, works - Manipravara a^d
Literary sources _ sanskrit works - Early and
litcrature - Foreign accounts and Chronicles'
Place names' etc'
Archivat sollrces, Nervspapers, Oral traditions'
III : Geographical Background and Migrations
Ghats and Arabian
Location - Natural clivisions - role of western
Module
sea'
s-soil-climate_mollsoons-SettlementPattern-dispersed
Trtrders
Early.igr;;l;; - Traders and settlers from North India regionsjsPrea.lofforeignreligiorrsandculture-evolutionofa
composite culhrre.
Module IV : EarlY Historical Period
of rinai
Chief of podiyil malai and Ezhimalai - Concept
Crriefdoms of ramilakam - Earry Cheras Rome - Inland trade
Stones' Overseas Trade - trade with
- Society - Beliefs or,J Crt,, - Memorial
- Trading centres.
Module V : Perumals of Makotai
Module
Vl : Naduvazhis of Medieval
Chinese trade'
Kerala
Venacl' etc'
rulers of Kolathunad' Kozhikode' Kochi'
Landlord - tenant
suPremacy and caste hierarchy N4i.rtrilineal ioint farnily - Brahmin
trade'
atrd urban centres - Ports and Overseas
srtarupnnrs- Importan
society rclirtiolrs -'frade
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swnt'ttltonts
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B.A.History SYllabus
Kalari syste'm - Evolution of regional idium in architecture
and sculpture - astronomy and medicine
- Manipravalam literature - deveropment of Malayalam - Ezhuthacchan.
Module vll : European Interventions and Mysorean Interrude
Portugttesc'settlcments - Irnpact on trade
- irnpacts.
-
forts
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battles
- missionary activities - Synod of Diamper
Kunjali Marakkars
Dtrtclr hegemony at I(ochi
invasions - Impacts.
Modulc
- Hortus Malnboricus -
French and English settlements
- Mysorean
vIII
: British supremacy and Resistance Movements
English occupation of Malabar - Revenue experiments pazhassi
rebellion - Kurichya revolt Legal and administrutive changes Missionaries
and rnodern education - Rrinting press railway
arrci postal services - Mapila ri,ots.
ncore and Cochin - Marthanda
ony in Travancore and Kochi _
- Social and economic changes
Module
IX: Social Reform
vadas _ Saktan
of Veluthampi
e and Cochin _
Movements
shanar agitation itr Travancore Activities of
sri Narayana Guru
Padmanabhan - Chattampi swamikal Ayyankati--'v"ttum - vagbhatananda - Mannath
Abdul?h.du. Moultrvi - v.T.
13ha tta thiripad.
organised agitations against untouchability
- T'ernple Early proclamation.
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vaikkam sathya Graha
IVtodule X : Period of National Movement
Travtrncore - Malayalee and Ezhava Memorials
C,ngress.
Cochin
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Malabar
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- curuvayur sathya Graha
Nivarthana Movement
rvrv Y stt rErr
- Travancore state
Cochin State, Congress _ praja Mandal.
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Indian National-Congress - Home Rule Movement
euit India MovJnent.
Sathyagraha and
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Malabar Rebellion
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Salt
Dc'velopment of leftist ideology Congress
socialist
formation of Communist party peasant
organisation - Peasant movements i Beginning lr.tyof irJau union movement - punnapra-vayalar
trpheaval. Aikya Kerala Movement and formation
of Kerala State.
Map Study
1.
2'
3.
Geography of Kerala.
Mou.tain peaks, passes, important rivers and backwaters.
a' Trading centres and ports in the kingdom of Earry Cheras
Musiris, Nelkinda, Tynclis, Barcaca, Ezhimala.
b. Coastal traclir-rg centres of medieval Kerala.
Kollam' Kochi, Kodungallur, Mathilakam,
Kozhikode, pantalayani Kollam and Matayi.
Tempre centred areas in the kingdom
of th: perumals of Marrodayapuram.
Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruvanchikuam,
4.
5.
Aranmula, Muzhikkrrl".r,, Airanikkulam,
Trikkakara, Thrissur, Tiruvalra, Trikkodithanarn,
iiiunetti.
Etrropean Settlements in Kerala in the
1grr,century
Thalasseri, Mahe, Kannur, Kochi and
Angengo.
Kingdom of Martl.randa Varma
Padmanabhapuram, Thiruvananthapuram,
Kayamkuam, coracchal.
BtA.History
Syllabus
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6.
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Kerala
in the 19'h century.
Malabar, Cochin and Travancore.
7. Kerala in 1956 (after the formation of Kerala State)
Districts and Lreadquarters.
Books for Study
1. Elamkulam Kunjan Pillai - Studies in Kerla History.
2 Kurtrp K.K.N. - Keralathile Karshika Samarangall (Malayalam).
3. Kurup K.K.N. - Pazhassi Samarangal (Malayalam).
4. Menon P.K.K. - History of Freedom Movement in Kerala.
5. Menon Padmanabha K.P. - Kochi Rajya Charithram.
6. Me'non Sreedhara A. - A Survey of Kerala History.
7. Narayattan M.C.S. - Perumals of Kerala.
ti. I']aniikkar K.N4. - History of Kerala.
9. Raja ['].K.S. - Medieval Kerala.
10. Vtrrier Raglrava M.R. - Madhyakala Keralam (Malayalam).
1 l. Vtrrier Raghava M.R. and Rajan Gurukkal - A Cultural History of Kerala.
12. Vtrrier Raghava M.R. and Rajan Gurukkal - Kerala Charithram (Malayalam).
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Iv.
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Books for Reference
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- 1. Archaeological Survey of India - Monuments of Kerala.
2. Balan C. (ed.) - Kasargode : Samoohavum Charithravum.
' 3. Balan C. (ed.) - Reflections on Malabar.
4. Bhaskaranunni - Pathombhatham Nuttandile Keralam.
5. Cheriyan, P.J. (ed.) - New Perspectives on Kerala History.
6. Dale Stephen - Mappilas of Malabar'
7. Ganesh K.N. - Kerala Samuha Padhanangal (Malayalam).
8. Ganesh K.N. - Keralathinte Innelekal.
9. Gangaclharan, M. - Malabar Rebellion.
10. Gopalanktrtty, K. - Malabar Padhanangal.
11. Gururkkal Rajan- Kerala Temple and Early Medieval Agrarian System.
12. Iyyer: Krishna K.V. - Zamorins of Calicut.
1:]. Ktrimal, I'].K.V. - Punnapra Vayalar Upheaval.
14. Kunhali V. (ecl.) - Kerala Society: Historical Perspective.
15. Ktrrup K.K.N. - KaYYur Revolt.
1(r. Ktrrup K.l(.N. - Kerala Charithra Padhanangal (Malayalam).
77. Kurup K.K.N. - Modern Kerala.
18. Kurup K.K.N. - Quit India Samaravum Keralavum (Malayalam).
19. Kurup K.K.N. - Studies in History.
20. Kttsuman K.K. - Slavery in Kerala.
2'1.
22.
23.
21.
25.
26.
Logan William - Malabar Manual.
Mathew K.S. - Cochin and Portuguese Trade with India in the 16'h century.
IvIc Pherson Kenneth - The Indian Ocean.
Menon Sreedhara A. - Cultural Heritage of Kerala
Menon Sreedhara A. - Elamkulam Kunjan Pilla.
Menon Padmanabha K.P. - History of Kerala - 4 Vols.
B.A.HistorySyllabus
27. Nair liamachanclran S. - Social and Economic History of Colonial Kerala.
28. Nair Sankaran Kutty T.P. - A Tragic Decade in Kerala History.
29. Nambiar O.K. - I(trnjalis of Calicut.
30. Narnbtrthiri N.M. - Sanruthiri Charithrathile Kanapurangal.
31, Narayanan M.C.S. - Aspects of Aryanisation in Kerala.
32. Narayanan M.G.S. - Cultural Syrnbiosis in Kerala.
33, Naral,anan M.C.S. - Kerala Charithrathinte Atistana Silakal.
3{. Panikl<ar K,N. - Against Lord and State.
35. Publir:ation Division, Kerala State - Elamkulathinte Samburna Kritikal.
36. Varier llaghava M.R. - Ativerukal (Malayalam).
37. varier l{agirtrva M.R. - Keraleeyatha - Charithra Manangal (Malayalam).
38. Varier Raghava lvl.lR. - Village Conrnrtrnities in Pre Colonial Kerala.
39. Veluthat Kesavarr - IJrarhmir-r Settlenrents in Kerala.
PAPER
V: COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM IN INDIA
Module I : India in the 18'r' C--entury - European Commercial enterprises in India - British settlements
in India - corrlmercial rivalry betrveen Errglancl and France - British occupation of Bengal formirtive stage of colonialisrn - character ancl growth of colonialism.
Module II : Nattrre of British Colonial State - structure - relations with Princely States - British
Cttnqucst oi lnclia - rc\/elrue settlemerrts - Clrarter Acts - growth of jtrdiciary - promotion of
Errglish educirtiou - raillvay arrcl postal sen,ices - press and periodicals - formation of civil society.
Module III:Econornic itnpact of British rule
- Commercialization of agriculttrre - deinrpoveri:.lhruerrt of peasarrtry, artisans and craftsmen - rise of new landlorclism
Plartttrtions ancl cash cro;'rs - periodical farnines - Indian trading class under colonial rule.
intlustrialization
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Module IV : Early Resistance Movements - Native Princes, tribal and religious movements before
11i57 - llevolt c>f 1857 - nature, causes for its failure - irrterpretations.
Module V : Revivalism and Reformism -Socio-Religious Movements - Tradition and modernity Ram Mohan Iloy in Bengal; Brahma Samaj - Prarthana Samaj - Swami Dayananda in thc Punjab
- Arya Samaj - Sree Ramakrishna and Vivekananda - Dr. Annie Beasant in Madras - Theosophical
Society - Sir Syed Ahamed Khan : Aligarh movement - Reform among Parsis and Sikhs - Jyotiba
Phule : Satya Shodak Samaj - Ramaswami Naykar : Self Respect Movement - Sree Narayana
Curu and assertion of the backward castes.
Module VI : Stages in National Movement - Early middle class political groups - Indian National
Congress, 1885 - Theories and debates - representation in Civil Services - petitions and memorials
- Dadhabai Naoroji and Romesh Chandra Dutt - Drain Theory - Partition of Bengal 1905 - split
in Congress - moderates and extremists - ideology and practice - 1909 reforms.
Module VII : Impact of I World War and Russian Revolution
- Advent of Gandhi - Reforms of
Walla
Bugh
massaccre
Non-Co-operation
Movement
- Jallian
- Khilafat Agitation - Swaraj
Party - Simon Cornntission - Lahore Congress arrd Poorna Swaraj.
1919
h'rfluence of Socialist ideas
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Terrorist movement
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Bhagat Singh.
Civil Disobedience Mortcnrent - Gandhi-lrvin Pact - Round Table Conferences - Poona Pact Covernment of Irrditr Act of 1935 - Trade Unions - Grorvth of Peasant Movement.
Carrclhian Philosophy and Constructive Programmes
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Satyagraha as a political weapon.
l(lruclai Khidnitrtagars and Frontier Gandhi.
Module
VIII : Towards
Movement
B.
A.History
Independence : II World War - Subhash Chandra Bose - Quit Inida
leftist
rnovements
in India - Socialist Party - Communist Party - negotiations between
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Syllabu:
72
the British and nationalists - Cripps Mission - growth of Communalism - Hindu - Sikhs' RIN
nrtrtiny - INA 'frials - partition and independe'nce - Nehru Era - Integration of States - foreign
policy and economic policy - re-organizaiion of statcs.
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Mlp Study
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2.
3.
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4.
5.
"
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Etrropcan Settlernents in India in the ltJtr'Century - Goa, Diu, Surat, Bonrbay, Maclras,
Chinsura, Nagapattir-ram, Pulicut, Calctrtta, Masulipattinarn.
British India in 1856.
Places connectec-l with freedom struggle - Champaran, Bardoli, Amritsar, Dandi, Payyannutr,
Vedaranyarn, Sabarmati, Bombay, Lucknow, Lahore'
India after Partition - India - Pakistan - Burma - I',lepal - Ceylon - Bhutan.
India after the State Reorganisation in 1955- States and Capitals and Union Territories.
Reading List
1.
2.
3.
4.
Bandopadhyaya Sekhar - Plassey to Partition.
Chandra Bipan - India's Struggle for Independence'
Chandra Bipan - Nationalism and Colonialism in Modern lndia.
Daram Kumar ancl Tapan Ray Choudhuri - Thr: Carnbridge Economic History of India
1,707-1970.
5. Desai A.R. - Social Background of Indian Nationalism'
' 6. Dhanagare - Peasant Movement in India 7920-7c)'L7'
7. Irfan lJabib - Essays in Indian History.
8. Kulke Hermarn - State in lndia i000-1800.
9. Misra, B.B. - Administrative History of [ndia.
10. Nowroji Dada Bai - Poverty and Un British Rule in India.
11. Panikkar.K.N. - Culttrre Ideology Hegernony - Intellectual
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L2.
13.
Colonial India.
Sarkar Sumit - Modern India 1885-1'947.
Tara Chand - History of the Freedom Movement in India
PAPER
(OPTIONAL
"
.
- 4 Vols.
VI : HISTORY OF MODERN WORLD 1848 TO THE PRESENT
.
and Social Cousciousness irt
PAPTJR
DAY
A)
Module I : State Formation of European Nations - Unification of Italy - Unification of Germany States and their rivalries - Germany and England, France and Germany.
Module II : Capitalism and Imperialism in Asia and Africa - changes irr capitalist economv Terrdency towaids concentrat'ion, merger ancl expansion - imperialism in China - Opium wars
and the Treaty of Nanking. Scrarnble for Africa.
Module III : Civil war in u.s.A. - slavery - Abraham Lincoln.
Mod.ule IV : Resistalce to Imperialism - Resistance to lmperialism in China Taiping Rcbellion
Boxer Revolt - Chinese revolution of 1911.
Rise of fapan - Meiji Restoration - Russo Japanese War'
Frceclom struggle i1 South East Asia
Anticolonial movements in Africa
Module V : I Worlcl War
Leugue of Nations.
13-
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Indonesia, [ndo China, Malaya, Singapore ancl Bttrma.
South Africa
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Nelson Mandela.
Imperialist rivalry and alliances
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Paris Peace 'Ireaty
- Problems -
B"A.llistont Syllabus
Module VI : Inter War years
- The Great
Module VII : Socialist Movements
the idea of Revolution.
Russian Revoltrtion
- Causes -
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Depression
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Rise of Fascism and Nascisrn.
the three Communist Internationals
Seizure of Power by the Bolsheviks
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Paris Comrnune and
fornration of USSR.
Communist Revolution in China - Clash between the Koumintang and Communists
Tung - from Great March to 1949land reform movements.
- Mao Tse
Module VIII : II World War - Allied Powers and Axis Powers - defeat of Mussolini and Hitler
entry of America and Atorn Bomb - post war negotiations - uNo.
Mdule IX:
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Post War Worlcl
Cr>ld War - Containrnent of Communism - Corninform - Military alliancc,s Vietnarn War
Korean War - Cuban Missile Crisis - Encl of Cold War - Break up of USSR Rcunificatlon of
Cermany.
,
Module X : Decolonisation - Arab opposition to the creation of Israel - Suez crisis War of 1967
and 1973 - oil politics - PLO and other organisations - fundamentalist revolutions in Iran Gulf
wars. Development of Taliban in Afghanistan.
Module XI : Post Colonial World
- Multi culturalism - Issues - Environmental problem
De'velopment of under development Neo Colonialism and Globalisation Role of finance capital
capitalism as a global system.
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Map Study
1.
2.
3.
4.
Europe around 1'870 - Newly formed states of Italy, Germany, Balkan States, poland.
Partition of Africa around 1900.
Latin American countries around 1900.
Asia in 1950 - India, Pakistan, China, Burma, Korea, Malayesia, Indonesia and Afghanistan-.
Readings
1. Bearcl Michel - History of Capitalism - 1500 to the present.
2. Edwards Michel - Asia in the European Age.
3. Ferro Marc - Colonialism in a Global History.
4. Ferro Marc - Globalisation : A History.
5. Fisher H.A.L. - A History of Modern Europe.
6. Halle L.J. The Cold War as History.
7. Hazen C.D. - Europe since 1789.
8. Hobsbaum E.J. - Age of Capital.
9. Hobsbatrm E.J. - Nations and Nationalisrn since 1870.
10. Hobsbaum E.J. - The Age of Extremes.
11. Ketelby C.D.M. - A History of Modern Times.
12. Lipson C. - Europe in the 1.9.h and 20,r'centuries.
13. Magdof Harry - lmperialism.
74. McNeill W.H. - History of the World.
15. Stavarianos A.J. - History of Modern World since 1500.
76. Vinacke l{.M. - A History of Far East in Modern Times.
77. Young Robert I.C. - Post Colonialism.
18. Young Robert I.C. - Scramble for Africa.
B.A.Ilistory
I,APER VI : HISTORY OF INDIAN WOMEN THROUGH THE
AGES
ItIIi.
(Optional Paper B)
Module
I.
Introduction
Neecl for Women's Flistory
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Scope of Women's Studies in India
- The Context of Wome'n's f{ist6$
History from Below.
Dc.velopmcnt of Worten's History in India - Need for new techniques of writing History
History - Local History - Inter disciplinary approaches.
Module II. Women in Early Historic India
Women in early Vedic period - Role in rituals and social life
with the growth of agriculture.
Women irr public and private domains
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Kulnsthree and
Status of
rn
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cl'rild marriage
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widowh<lod
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Oihl
ro;' l
rt
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Changes
I
in the status of worneh
,t
Ganika.
"r
Concept of Women under Buddhism - Perception of rvomert in the Dlmrmasostrcs
'Hinrlu Patriarchy' - marriage, position of women - social mobility - ritual taboos
pollution.
Forms of nrarriage
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- Growth:'of''
- purity and,'
education and culture.
omen in farnily and society as revealed in Sangam literature.
Module III. Incliarr Women during the Pre Colonial Period
Caste, fanrity ancl village comrnunities arrd their inftuence on womcn - influencc' of caste atrcl;'
rgligious trailitions - Polygamy - Purdah - Fernale infanticide - Sati - Devadasi system. '
WomeninBlraktimovement-womenincourtlife-ad'ministrators.
Module IV. Changes in the family and inheritance structure under colonial rule
Flildu marriage acts - Muslim marriage acts - Inheritance acts - Sarada act.
Module v. women question in the social Reform Movement
Samaj'r;
ety- awakening
Impact of We
Wotneu
S
Theosophical
d
Arya SamajWidow
of Sathi -Iswara
eclircation - B
WomanRemarriage Act - Maharshi Karve and the Women's University - Subrahmanya Bharati social ref6rmcrs - Maharani Tapaswini, Pandita Remabai and others
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Module VI. Women in the Fight for Freedom and Social ]ustice \857-L947
participation of women in the revolt of 1.857 - women battalion - Begum AJila and Azizz,t..-"
Rani Lakshmibiri of Jhansi - Rani Awanthi Bai of Raigarh - Begam Zeenath Mahalm Hazrath'
Mahal and <lthers.
participatign of Santhal, Bhit and Munda women in anti British struggles - official attitude towards
women fighters.
Wornen in the Khilafat struggle
Errrinent followers of Mahatrna Gandhi.
Wolnen in Revolutionary Movement.
Women Regiment of INA - Captain Lakshmi'
lsr
Module VII. Women and Nationalist Movement in Kerala
Wcnnen question in the social reform movement in Kerala - Breast cloth movement - Yogakshem;'
Strbha, NSS, SNOP and Sadhtrjana Paripalana Sangharn'
'(t
Peasant struggles and women participation.
Freedom movement and Kerala Women.
Women in social reform movements - struggles against untouchability'
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B.A.History Syllafus,
Map Study
1.
Z.
lmprortant Neolithic Sites of India - Bttrzahom, Gufkral, Chirand, Maski, Bramhagiri, I-Ialltrr,
Kodel<al, Garohills, Sanganakallu, Piklihal, Paiyampalli, Takalakota, Utnur.
lrlpgrtant centres of }{arappan culture - Mohan jo daro, Harappa, Chamhudaro, Lothal,
Kalitr;r rrgan, Banawali.
3.
lmportant Cerntres of P.G,W. Culture
1.
Koushirtnbi, Mtrthttra, Sravasti, Jaipur.
(a) l'he sixteen Mahajanapadas.
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Atrhangikhera, Ahicchatra, HastinaPura,
culture - Kaushambi, Shravasti, Ayodhya, Kapilavasttt,
Vararrrasi, Vaishali, Rajgir, Pataleputra and Chanrpa.
(b) Irlportant sites of N.B.P.W.
Reading List
1.
2.
.3.
.1.
Alchin Bridget and Raymond Alchin - Birth of Indian Civilization.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Sries - Vedic Age - Histr>ry and Ctrtlure of Indian People, Vol. I.
Chaklaworthy Dilip - India - An Archaeological History.
Kennccly, K.A.R. and G.L. Possehl - Ecological Background of Pre Historic India.
5.
6.
' 7.
tt.
g.
Piggot Str-rart
10.
Sastri Nilakanta K.A.
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12.
13.
14.
15.
- Pre Historic India.
Posschl (ec1.) - Indus Civilization.
Ilatnakar Shereen
Sankhalia H.D.
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- Understanding Harappa.
Pre History of India and Pakistan'
Saptc O.H.K. and Lear.nmoth
Sharrna, R.S.
Sirkar D.C.
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ceograplry of Inclia and Pakistan.
- A History of Sotrth India.
Material Culture and Social Formations in Ancient India.
Geography of Ancient and Medieval India.
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- A History of India, Vol. I.
Thapar Romila - From Lineage to State.
Yazdani G. - The Early History of the Deccan.
Thapar Romila
PAPER VII
- HISTORY OF USA
(FOR PRIVATE CANDIDATES ONLY)
Module I. Discovery and early colonization of North America : European background Explorations
- English, Colonisation of North America - Colonial Life and economy in the 1.8th century.
Module II. The American Revolution: Basic caLrses of the imperial conflict - steps leading to the
outbreak of the war - Declaration of Independcnce - War and the treaty - Analysis of the results
- Brief sr.u\/ey of the various interpretation of nature ancl significance of the American Revolution.
IVlodule tll. Confederation and constitution: Events leading to the Philodelphia convention
constitutional plan and cornpromises - ratification of the Federal constitution.
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Module IV. TIre Early National period : Personality of George Washington and his administration
-'T'he Rolc of Alexander Hamilton - Administration of John Adams - Character and personality
of Thomas Jefferson. His administration - war of 1813 and its significance.
Module V. Era of good feelings and bad: james Monoroe's Nationalist foreign policy - Importance
of Monroe Doctrine : Sectionalism and Missouri Compromise of 1820.
&A.llistorySt
Module VI. Jacksorrian Era : Meaning of Jacksonian democracy Nullification Crisis antl veto
ofi
tlrc Btrrrk of tl-rc United Statc,s - Critical estimates of Andrew jackson.
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lVlodule VII. Westr.vard Movement and its results: Turner's thesis and its importance.
Module vIII. American Expansion - Mexican war - ,,Manifest Destiny,,.
Module IX. Disruption of American Democracy: The slavery question causes of tl-re Civil War Alrraham Lincol'^ - Ivltrn, presiclent and emancipator of slavei.
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Module X. Reconstrttction: Main features and results: Andrew Johnson.
Module XI. The age of Transformation 1865-1900: Rise of big business
rnovement.
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Module XII. The progressive Movement: Origirrs
economic reform - impact of the movement.
- Farm unrest - labour
- Wisconsion Idea - Programme of political
and
Module XIIl. Theoclcr Roosevelt: Career - Internal Policy - American imperialism.
Module XlV. Woodrow Wilson's Presidency. Internal I(eforms : USA and First Worlcl War.
Module XV. U.S.A. between the Two World Wars - Depression of 1930s - Franklin Roosevelt
arrcl Nerv Dcal.
Module XVI. U.S.A, and Second World War
<lf Amc,rican foreign policy.
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President Truman
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The Cold War Chartrcteristic
lVlodule XVII. Contemporary Arnerica : Arncrican presidents from.Eisenhover to Nixon
Socie ty - Civil Rights Movement - Victnam.
- Afl'luent
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TI-re
Map Study
1.
23.
4.
5.
in 1.763.
American War of Indepenclence.
Errglis;h Colonies
U.S.A. in 1814.
Westward Movement.
Secession and Civil War
I
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1860-65.
:
Reading List
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
g.
- The Big Change 1900-1950.
Boorstin Daniel - An American Primer.
Allan F.L.
Canficld I.H. rrf ttl., ed. The Making of Modern Arnerica.
Commager H.S. - The Era of Reform 1830-1860.
Degler Carl - Out of Our Past.
Eisenhower D.D. - Wages of Peace 1856-51.
Elson,'l-I.W. History of U.S.A
Hofstadtcr Richard et nl. - The United States : The History of a Republic.
Krout John A. - Unitecl States to't877.
10. Malone Dumas and Basil Rauch - Empirc for Libc,rty, Vol. II.
11. Morgan Edmund - The American Revoltrtion.
1,2. Navins,Allan & H.S. Commager - History of the United States.
13. Parkes Henry Balmfard- History of USA.
'14. Randal G.J. and David Donald - The Civil War and Reconstruction.
15. William T. Harry et al. - A History of United States since 1865.
16. Zirin Howard - A Peoples History of United States.
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B.A.History Syllabrc
Pattern of Question Papers - llegular Students
Pattern I, Part III - History Main - Papers l,lll,Iv, V & VI A and VI C
Essay (one out of
Map (No choice)
two)
Short essays
Short notes (8 out of
10)
20 marks x
20 marks
6 marks
30 marks
24 marks
1
6x1
(5orrtof7)6x5
3x8
80 marks
20 marks
Total
lnternal Assessment
Aggregate Total
=
100 marks
Paper II - Flistoriography with special reference to India and
Paper VI - Optional B History of Indian Women through the Ages
two)
8)
Essay (one out of
Slrort Essays (6 out of
20 x 1
6x6
SlrrlrtNotes
3x8
=
=
=
20 marks
36 marks
24 marks
80 marks
20 marks
Total
hrterntrI Asscssmerrt
Aggregate Total
=
100 marks
Part III - History Subsidiary - History of Modern India, Modern World History,
Social and Cultural History of Britain, and Archaeology (Examination in the III year)
Essay (one out of
Essay (one orrt of
two)
two)
15 x
15 x
1
1
5x10
Short Essays
(10 out of 13)
=
=
=
Total
15 marks
15 marks
50 marks
80 marks
20 marks
hrternal Asse'ssment
Aggregate Total
100 marks
Flistory of Tourism
20x1.
Essay (one otrt of two)
tvlap (no choice)
Slrtlrt essa)/s
(l:ive out of seven)
Short Notes (8 out of 10)
6x1
20 marks
6 marks
6x5
3x8
30 marks
24 marks
T'otaI
80 marks
20 marks
Irrternal Assessment
Aggregate Total
T'here is no change
Sttrdies.
B. A.
History
in
tl-re
Syllabus
=
100 marks
pattern of question papers of History of Journalism andlWest Asitrn
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t'r-/
Pattern of Question Paper - Irrivate Students
Pattern I, Part III History Main
III, Pattern I, History Main
Papers I to VI
pattcrn as in the case of regular students. No lnternal Assessrnent for
private stuctents. ln its place they are to write an additional papcr having 120 rnarks. This paper
is [Jistory of U.S.A. lts pattcrn is as follows:
Part
Same Papers and same
5x7
=
=
=
=
Total
=
Essay (one otrt of two)
25x1.
Map (No choice)
Short essavs (6 out of
Short Notes
12x7
8)
6x8
25
12
48
35
marks
marks
marks
marks
ril)
120 marks
Pattern of Question Papers offered as Subsidiaries - Private Students
(t-listory of Modem lndia, Modcrn World History, Social and Cultural History of Britain and
Archaeology).
two)
two)
Essay (one out of
Essay (one out of
Short Notes (10 out
of
13)
20 x 1
20 x L
6 x 10
=
=
=
20 marks
20 marks
60 marks
Total
=
100 marks
N<l lnternal Assessment.
Pattern II
Paltern of tpestiorl papers:
Pa1>er
[
- Double Main
(Secorrd Year)
Essay
20x1
Short essays (6 out of 8)
Slrort notes (8 out of 10)
6x6
3x8
=
=
=
Aggregate
80 marks
20 marks
lnternal Assessrnent
Aggregate Total
Paper
Essay
tvlap (No choice)
Slrort Essay (5 otrt of 7)
Short Notes
20 marks
36 marks
24 marks
II,III
=
100 marks
and IV (Third Year)
20 x'1,
6 x'1,
20
6
30
24
6x5
3x8
Total
marks
marks
marks
marks
80 marks
20 marks
lnternal Assessment
Aggregate Total
100 marks
Pattern II - Double Main - Private Students
No [nternaI Assessmer-rt for private candidates. In its place they are tcl study an additior-ral paper
(['aper V - Making of Modern World - 1848 to the Present Dny). Pattern of all the five question
papers are as in the case of regular students.
B.A.History Syllabus
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'1
MODEL QUESTION PAPER
State and Society
in pre Modern India
Time:3 hours
.
Max. Marks:80
Attempt ALL questions.
ir.:
Answers may be written either in English or in Malayalam.
[.
1.
Answer ANY oNE of trre fo[owing in about 600 words.
Exanrine the nrban nature of Harappan sites with special reference to
Mohanjodaro and
Kalibangan.
,,,?. Explain Asoka's concept
'll.
3.
,
U.
,4'
5'
6'
7.
u.
9'
of Dhamma. Did it lead to the decline of Mauryan Empire?
(20x1=20marks)
Mup
Mark on the outline map provided the following centres of NBp culture:
Kausambi, shravasti, Ayodhya, vaisali, champa patareputra
(lx5=5marks)
Answer ANY FIVE of the following in about 200 words each.
Examine the salient features of society arrd econorny in the later Vedic period.
Critically examine the social and economic background of
lainism and Buddhism.
Briefly describe the development of tradc under the Kushans and Sathavahanas.
Tracc tl're development of literahrre during the Gupta period.
Briefly dc'scribe the features of Rajput society and economy.
Critically examine Akbar's religious policy with special reference to the introduction
of Di,
Ilnhi.
10.
Give an account of the trade and urban centres under the Mughals.
IV'
Write short notes on ANY EIGHT of the following in about 100 words each.
Upanishads
11.
12. Arthasnstra
13. Mahayana Buddhism
14. Early Tamil Anthologies
15. Village autonomy under the Cholas.
76. /kfa System.
'17. Mansabdari
1U. Sufisnr
System
19. Ernergence of the regional
20. 'Iaj lr4ahal.
B.A.History
language of Urudu.
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MODEL QUESTION PAPER
Part
III I{istory
History of Kerala
(Common for Pattern I and II)
Max. Marks:80
'['hne: 3 hours
Attempt ALL questions.
Answer may be written either in English or in Malayalam.
Answer ANY ONE of the following in abtiut 600 words.
I.
1.
Briefly describe the archaeological sources of Kerala History.
2.
Exanrirre the development of trade and trading r:entres in Kerala during the pre-colonial
periocl.
(20x1=20marks)
Il.
3.
MUP
Mark on the ourline nrap provided the Etlropean settlements in Kerala.
(a) Thalasseri
(b) Kannur (c) Kochi (d) Anjengo
(1
III.
.4.
a
x6=6marks)
Answer ANY FIVE of the following, each in abotrt 200 words'
Exanrine 'the corrtributions of Shangoonny Menon and Padmanabha Menon to the
historiography of Kerala.
5.
Bricfly describe the megalithic culture itr Kerala'
6.
Give an accottnt of the early Brahmin settlements of Kerala.
B.
Briefly describe the administrative set up under the Perumals of MahodayaPuram.
Wl-rat is a Swarupam? Which are the important Swarupams of Medieval Kerala?
9.
Briefly describe the irnptrct of Mysorean invasion on Kerala society and cultttre.
7.
r5
10.
Examinc the importance of Vaikon Satyagraha.
(6x5=30marks)
III.
Writc sh6rt notes on ANY EIGHT of the following, each in abotrt 100 words.
11.
M
tt
sn
It
ttknun
ntso Kav y a
12. Backwatcrs of Kerala.
of
13.
T'he Conccpt
14.
Synot1
15.
Horttrs Mtlnbnrius.
16.
Raja Kesava Das.
1,7.
Kurichya Revolt.
18.
Ezl-rava Memorial
Tirrnis.
AL
of Diamper.
it
'
Qtrit lndia Movemerrt in Kerala.
20. Aikya Kcrala Movement.
19.
ri '
(3x8=24marks)
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B.
A.History Syllabus
MODEL QUESTION PAPER
History of Indian Women through the Ages
Tittrc: 3 hours
Max, Marks: 80
Attempt ALL qucstions.
Answer may be written either in English or in Malayalam.
Ansr,r,er
ANY ONE of the following in about 600 words.
Examinc the scope for women studies in
India.
l
Critically examine the social evils affecting women in pre colonial India.
(1 x 20 = 20 marks)
Answer ANY SIX of the following each in 200 words.
Assess the achievements of Meera Bai as Bhakti poetess.
+
Briefly describe the progress of women education in India during the first half of
20tr'
ccnttrry.
Give an account of women participation in the Revolt of 7857.
Briefly describe the rolc of 'Terrorist wonren' of Bengal in the fight for freedom.
Explain the woman question in the Social Reform Movement in Kerala.
Briefly describe the Shanar agitation in Kerala.
Exanrinc the role of women in the Quit lndia Movement in Kerala.
Give an account of the Women orgarrizations in Post Independent India.
Examine the constitutional safeguards to eqtrality of status for Indian women?
(6x6=36marks)
Ul.
z.
Answer ANY EIGHT of the following in about 100 words each.
12. History from below.
13. Perception of women in the Dharmasastras.
74. Sultana Razia
15. Nurjahan
16. Poona Sevan Sadan
77, Aruna Asaf Ali
18, Women Itegiment of INA
19. Christian Women Succession Act.
20. Anti Dowry Legislations
21. The qtrestion of Reservation for Women in Legislative Assemblies.
i
I
"r{
,.R. A. Histont \t rll ah, ts
MODEL QUESTION PAPER
Pre History and Proto History of India
Time: 3 hours
Max, Marks:80
Attempt ALL questions.
Answer may be written either in English or in Malayalam.
l.
l.
2.
Answer to ANY ONE of tlre foltowing in about 600 words.
Which are the important centres of Neolithic Culture in India? Givc' a brief account of their
excavation.
Explairt the urbari traits of the Harappan culture with special reference to Mohan jo Daro.
(20x1=20marks)
3.
Mark on the otrtlinemap provided the folloroing centres of NBPW sites in India:
a. Katrsarnbi b. Sravasti c. Ayodhya d. Kapila Vastu
e. Patalaputra f. Champa
(5x1=6marks)
IIl.
: 4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Answer ANY FIVE of the following in about 200 words each.
Examine the characteristics of society in old stone age as revealed in the archaeological
e,xcavation in India.
Analysc' thc' trade relation of Harappan cities with the outside world.
Give an account of the religious life as revealed in the Rig Veda.
Briefly describe the megalithic culture of South tndia.
Examine the salient features of Later Vedic Society.
Explain the social and economic background of fainism and Buddhisrn.
Explairr the teachingof Mahaveera.
(5x5=30marks)
:
.
[V.
Answer ANY EIGHT of the following in about 100 words each.
11. The Brahmapufra river system.
12. The Vindya Salipura Mountains.
13. Important centres of P.G.W. culture.
14. lndus script.
15. Chanhudaro
16. Dharrnasastras
17. Archaedlogical Survey of India.
18. Dono and Dokshina
19. Sabho and Somithi
20. Alsthtangamarga
\r
8t
rr
vi
(\.
ts
(3x8=24marks)
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B.A.History Syllabus
MODEL QUESTION PAPER
HISTORY OF USA
Max. Marks:80
T'ilne: 3 hours
Attempt ALL questions.
Answer may be written either in English or in Malayalam.
Answcr ANY ONE of the following in about 600 words each.
I.
'
1.
Explain the events and circumstances leading to the Civil War in USA.
2.
What is westward movement? How did it affect American society and economy.
(25x1=25marks)
II.
J.
Mark on the outline map provided the following:
!
c. Marssachusets
Maryland b. New Jersey
d. Ct>nnecticut e. New York f. Penzylvania g. Virginia
k. North Carolina h. I'earl harbour
h. Nerrv York
l. Philaclelphia
a.
(12
x
1,
= 12 marks)
4.
Atswer ANY SIX of the following in about 200 words.
Br.iefly describe the problems faced by the government of the confederation period.
5.
Expltrirr the salient features of the internal administration of George
6.
7.
Critically examine Jeffersonean democracy.
What is |acksonian democracy?
8.
What is N{onroe Doctrine? Examine its importance in the foreign policy of America.
9.
Briefty describe the New Dial Policy.
III.
10.
What is l['ntmirn doctrrine?
11.
Exanrine ti-re rolc of USA in the Vietnam war.
Washington. \
q_._:.
;i
(8x6=48marks)
IV.
Ansu,cr ANY SEVEN of the following in about 100 words each.
12.
Foreigrr policy of ]ohn Adams.
13.
Manifest Destiny.
14.
I'he (iettysbtrrg Address.
15.
Open door policy.
16.
The Fourteen points
!
77. New Deal
18.
Marshal Plan
19.
,}
Pearl Harbour incident
20. Watergate Scandal
B. A.
llisfonr Svllsbus.-
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