Themes in Indian History Part 1
Political and Economic History - How Inscriptions tell a story.
A History of Buddhism - Sanchi Stupa
The Story of the First Cities - Harappan Archaeology
Social Histories - Using the Mahabharata
Themes in Indian History Part 2
Medieval Society Through Traveller'S Accounts
New Architecture - Hampi
The Mughal Court - Reconstructing Histories Through Chronicles
Religious Histories - The Bhakti-sufi Tradition
Agrarian Relations - The Ain-i- Akbari
Themes in Indian History Part 3
Colonialism and Rural Society - Evidence From Official Reports
Mahatma Gandhi Through Contemporary Eyes
Colonialism and Indian Towns - Town Plans and Municipal Reports
Partition Through Oral Sources
Representations of 1857
The Making of the Constitution
Bricks, Beads and Bones: the Harappan Civilisation
- Introduction to Harappan Civilisation
- Subsistence Strategies
- Mohenjodaro: a Planned Urban Centre
- Tracking Social Differences
- Finding Out About Craft Production
- Strategies for Procuring Materials
- Seals, Script, Weights
- Ancient Authority
- The End of the Civilisation
- Discovering the Harappan Civilisation
- Problems of Piecing Together the Past
Kings, Farmers and Towns Early States and Economies
Kinship, Caste and Class Early Societies
Thinkers, Beliefs and Buildings: Cultural Developments
- A Glimpse of Sanchi
- The Background: Sacrifices and Debates
- Beyond Worldly Pleasures: the Message of Mahavira
- The Buddha and the Quest for Enlightenment
- The Teachings of the Buddha
- Followers of the Buddha
- “Discovering” Stupas the Fate of Amaravati and Sanchi
- New Religious Traditions
- Can We “See” Everything?
Through the Eyes of Travellers: Perceptions of Society
Bhakti - Sufi Traditions: Changes in Religious Beliefs and Devotional Texts
- A Mosaic of Religious Beliefs and Practices
- Poems of Prayer Early Traditions of Bhakti
- The Virashaiva Tradition in Karnataka
- Religious Ferment in North India
- New Strands in the Fabric Islamic Traditions
- The Growth of Sufism
- The Chishtis in the Subcontinent
- New Devotional Paths Dialogue and Dissent in Northern India
- Reconstructing Histories of Religious Traditions
An Imperial Capital Vijayanagara
Peasants, Zamindars and the State: Agrarian Society and the Mughal Empire
Kings and Chronicles - the Mughal Courts
Colonialism and the Countryside
Rebels and the Raj: 1857 Revolt and Its Representations
Colonial Cities: Urbanisation, Planning and Architecture
Mahatma Gandhi and the Nationalist Movement: Civil Disobedience and Beyond
Understanding Partition: Politics, Memories, Experiences
Framing the Constitution: the Beginning of a New Era
Read of the following passage and answer the question that follows :
Dr. Khushdeva Singh describes his work as "humble efforts I made to discharge my duty as a human being to fellow human beings." "Love is stronger than hate."
a. How true is this value which was proved at the time of the partition of India? What are the values one needs to instil and nurture to avoid hatred? Explain.
"British element is gone but they have left the mischief behind"
Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel said:
It is no use saying that we ask for separate electorates, because it is good for us. We have heard it long enough. We have heard it for years, and as a result of this agitation we are now a separate nation ... Can you show me One free country where there are separate electorates? If so, I shall be prepared to accept it. But in this unfortunate country if this separate electorate is going to be persisted in, even after the division of the country, woe betide the country; it is not worth living in. Therefore, I say, it is not for my good alone, it is for your own good that I say it, forget the past. One day, we may be united ... The British element is gone, but they have left the, mischief behind. We do not want to perpetuate that mischief. (Hear, hear). When the British introduced this element they had not expected that they will have to go so soon. They wanted it for their easy administration. That is all right. But they have left the legacy behind. Are we to get out of it or not?
- why are separate electorates considered as a mischief?
- State the arguments given by Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel for building political unity and forging a nation.
- How did the philosophy of separate electorates result in a separate nation?