India and the Contemporary World 2
Livelihoods, Economies and Societies
- Concept of the Pre-modern World
- Nineteenth Century Global Economy, Colonialism
- Inter War Economy (Great Depression)
- Rebuilding the World Economy
- Proto-industrialization and Pace of Industrial Change
- Life of Workers
- Industrialization in the Colonies
- Early Entrepreneurs and Workers
- Peculiarities of Industrial Growth
- Market for Goods
- Development of Modern Cities Due to Industrialization in London and Bombay
- Housing and Land Reclamation
- Social Changes in the Cities
- Cities and the Challenge of the Environment
Events and Processes
- Growth of Nationalism in Europe After the 1830s.
- Ideas of Giuseppe Mazzini
- Characteristics of the Movements in Poland, Hungary,Italy, Germany and Greece
- Factors Leading to Growth of Nationalism in Indo-china
- French Colonialism in Indo-china
- Phases of Struggle Against the French
- The Ideas of Phan Chu Trinh
- The Ideas Phan Boi Chau, Ho Chi Minh
- Second World War and the Liberation Struggle.
- America and the Vietnam War
- Impact of First World War, Khilafat, Non- Cooperation
- Differing Strands Within the Movement
- Limits of Civil Disobedience
- Sense of Collective Belonging
- Salt Satyagraha
- Movements of Peasants, Workers, Tribals.
Everyday Life, Culture and Politics
- History of Print in Europe.
- Growth of Press in Nineteenth Century India
- Relationship Between Print Culture, Public Debate and Politics
- Emergence of the Novel as a Genre in the West
- Relationship Between the Novel and Changes in Modern Society
- Early Novels in Nineteenth Century India
- Study of Two Or Three Major Writers
Contemporary India 2
Forest and Wildlife Resources
Minerals and Energy Resources
- Types of Minerals
- Distribution of Minerals and Energy Resources
- Use and Economic Importance of Minerals
- Conservation of Minerals
- Types of Power Resources -conventional
- Types of Power Resources - Non-conventional Sources
- Distribution and Utilization and Conservation of Power Resources
- Conservation of Energy Resources
Life Lines of National Economy
Resources and Development
Democratic Politics 2
Gender, Religion and Caste
Popular Struggles and Movements
Democracy and Diversity
Challenges to Democracy
Outcomes of Democracy
Understanding Economic Development
Sectors of the Indian Economy
- Concept for Traditional Notion of Development
- Concept for National Income and Percapita Income
- Concept of Growth of National Income
- Critical Appraisal of Existing Development Indicators (PCI, IMR, SR and Other Income and Health Indicators)
- Need for Health and Educational Development
- Human Development Indicators (Holistic Measure of Development)
Money and Credit: Role of Money in an Economy
Globalisation and the Indian Economy
- Has democracy led to development, security and dignity for the people
“Democracies have had greater success in setting regular free and fair elections.” Analyse the statement.
Give arguments to support or oppose the following assertions:
Industrialised countries can afford democracy but the poor need dictatorship to become rich.
Democracy can’t reduce inequality of incomes between different citizens.
Government in poor countries should spend less on poverty reduction, health, education and spend more on industries and infrastructure.
In democracy all citizens have one vote, which means that there is absence of any domination and conflict.
Identify the challenges to democracy in the following descriptions. Also suggest policy/institutional mechanism to deepen democracy in the given situations:
Following a High Court directive a temple in Orissa that had separate entry doors for dalits and non-dalits allowed entry for all from the same door.
A large number of farmers are committing suicide in different states of India.
Following allegation of killing of three civilians in Gandwara in a fake encounter by Jammu and Kashmir police, an enquiry has been ordered.
In the context of democracies, which of the following ideas is correct − democracies have successfully eliminated:
Read the passage below:
Nannu is a daily wage earner. He lives in Welcome Mazdoor Colony, a slum habitation in East Delhi. He lost his ration card and applied for a duplicate one in January 2004. He made several rounds to the local Food & Civil Supplies office for the next three months. But the clerks and officials would not even look at him, leave alone do his job or bother to tell him the status of his application. Ultimately, he filed an application under the Right to Information Act asking for the daily progress made on his application, names of the officials, who were supposed to act on his application and what action would be taken against these officials for their inaction. Within a week of filing application under the Right to Information Act, he was visited by an inspector from the Food Department, who informed him that the card had been made and he could collect it from the office. When Nannu went to collect his card next day, he was given a very warm treatment by the Food & Supply Officer (FSO), who is the head of a Circle. The FSO offered him tea and requested him to withdraw his application under the Right to Information, since his work had already been done.
What does Nannu’s example show? What impact did Nannu’s action have on officials? Ask your parents their experiences when they approach government officials to attend to their problems.