Video tutorials - Social Science: India and the Contemporary World 2 - Events and Processes (Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE))



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Subject:   Social Science
Topic:   India and the Contemporary World 2 - Events and Processes

Video Series

We have provided more than 1 series of video tutorials for some topics to help you get a better understanding of the topic.

Series 1

Series 2



1. The Rise of Nationalism in Europe:

  1. The growth of nationalism in Europe after the 1830s.
  2. The ideas of Giuseppe Mazzini, etc.
  3. General characteristics of the movements in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Germany and Greece.

2. The Nationalist Movement in Indo - China: Factors Leading to Growth of Nationalism in Indo-China

  1. French colonialism in Indo-China.
  2. Phases of struggle against the French.
  3. The ideas of Phan Dinh Phung, Phan Boi Chau, Nguyen Ac Quoc
  4. The second world war and the liberation struggle.
  5. America and the second Indo-China war.

3. Nationalism in India:

  1. First world war, Khilafat, Non-Cooperation and Civil Disobedience Movement.
  2. Salt Satyagraha.
  3. Movements of peasants, workers, tribals.
  4. Activities of different political groups.


  • The theme will discuss the forms in which nationalism developed along with the formation of nation states in Europe in the post 1830 period.
  • Discuss the relationship/difference between European nationalism and anti-colonial nationalisms.
  • Point to the way the idea of the nation states became generalized in Europe and elsewhere.
  • Discuss the difference between French colonialism in Indo-China and British colonialism in India.
  • Outline the different stages of the anti- imperialist struggle in Indo-China.
  • Familiarize the students with the differences between nationalist movements in Indo China and India.
  • Discuss the characteristics of Indian nationalism through a case study of Civil Disobedience Movement.
  • Analyze the nature of the diverse social movements of the time.
  • Familiarize students with the writings and ideals of different political groups and individuals, notably Mahatama Gandhi.