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IAS Main (Written) 2014: General Studies I: Important Topics for History

Oct 10, 2014 12:36 IST

    History is very important for IAS Main (Written) Exam. History forms the part of  IAS Main (Written) General Studies I History is very vast subject and demands intensive and extensive efforts from the candidates. Candidates must develop basic understanding about the history. Following are some important topics which would help candidates in IAS Main (Written) Exam 2014:

    • Art and Culture  of Indus valley civilization
    • Literature of Vedic age
    • Arts and Literatures of Jainism and Buddhism
    • Sangam Literature and depictions of social, economic and political life of south india
    • Development of Art and culture during the Mauryan age
    • Indo-Islamic Art and culture- Forts, constructions, literatures etc.
    • Contributions of small kingdoms and dynasties towards development of art and culture
    • Various dances, songs and literatures in different part of india
    • Role of social awakening movements in gathering popular support for political movements in India
    • Traces the history of communal violence and conflicts in India
    • Origin and development of communal organizations in India and their role in partition of country
    • First world war and political movements in India
    • Role of revolutionaries in  freedom struggle of india
    • Role of women in freedom struggle
    • Role of Press in freedom struggle and imposition of restrictions on press
    • Comparison and contrast between moderators and extremists in arousing the political awareness and feeling in India
    • Various Tribal revolts and impacts on Indian Freedom Struggle
    • Influence of Western countries on Middle class of India and implication for freedom movements and social awakening.
    • Policy of Appeasement and Second world war
    • Why industrial revolution in other European countries was different from England?
    • Decolonization movement in Africa and South Asian
    • Change in international diplomacy after disintegration of Soviet Russia
    • Impact of Russian Revolution was global as comparison to the French Revolution

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