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SCHEME OF EXAMINATIONS AND COURSES OF READING
M.A. (FINAL) HISTORY (SEMESTER SYSTEM)
Note :- M.A.(Final) History Course shall consist of two Semesters. In all there shall be 2 Core Papers, 4 Specialization Papers and 10 Optional Papers in the course. Candidate shall take 5 papers in each Semester.

I M.A. (IIIrd Semester) :

There shall be 1 core paper, 2 specialization papers and 5 optional papers. The candidate shall take 1 out of the 2 specialization papers and any 3 optional papers out of the given list of 5 optional papers.



II M.A. (IVth Semester) :

There shall be 1 core paper, 2 specialization papers and 5 optional papers. The candidate shall take 1 out of the 2 specialization papers and any 3 optional papers out of the given list of 5 optional papers.



III In case of the specialization papers, the candidate opting for a particular specialization in M.A. (Ist & IInd Semesters) shall take the same specialization in M.A. (IIIrd and IVth Semesters). The choice of the specialization as well as optional papers in M.A. Course shall be determined on the basis of merit. However, the Department shall decide the number of optional papers to be offered in the Department in a particular year.

LIST OF PAPERS

M.A. (IIIrd Semester) :

I Core Papers :

Paper XVII - Historiography



II Specialization Papers :

Paper XVIII (Option i) - Society in Medieval India, AD 1200-1750

Paper XVIII (Option ii) - Modern India (1858-1947)

III Optional Papers :

Paper XIX - Political History of Haryana

Paper XX - Social History of India

Paper XXI - Economic History of India

Paper XXII - State in India

Paper XXIII - History of Science and Technology in India



M.A. (IVth Semester) :

I Core Papers :

Paper XXIV - Approaches of History



II Specialization Papers :

Paper XXV (Option i) - Art, Architecture and Culture in Medieval India, AD1200-1750

Paper XXV (Option ii) - Indian National Movement (1885-1947)

III Optional Papers :

Paper XXVI - History of Haryana

Paper XXVII - Socio-Religious Movements in India

Paper XXVIII - Agrarian History of India

Paper XXIX - Contemporary Indian History (1947-1964)

Paper XXX - Business History of India



M.A. – IIIrd Semester

Core Paper

Paper – XVII : Historiography
Max. Marks : 100

Time : 3 hours
Note :- The question paper will consist of ten questions, i.e., two questions from each unit. The candidate shall attempt five questions in all selecting one question from each unit.
Unit – I
History : Meaning; Nature and Scope
Unit – II
History and Allied Disciplines; Historical Evidence : Its Nature and Transmission
Unit – III
Objectivity in History; Causation in History; Collection and Selection of Historical Data

Unit – IV


Early Trends of Historiography: Greeco-Roman; Chinese and Ancient Indian
Unit – V
Medieval Historiography : Western; Arabic and Persian

Suggested Readings :


1

Ali, B. Sheikh




History : Its Theory and Method

2

Bajaj, Satish, K.




Recent Trends in Historiography

3

Bentley, Michael (ed.)




Companion to Historiography

4

Bloch, Marc




The Historian’s Craft

5

Buddha Prakah




Itihas Darshan (Hindi)

6

Carr, E.H.




What is History ?

7

Collingwood, R.G.




The Idea of History

8

Elton, G.R.




Practice of History

9

Gardener, Patrick




Theories of History

10

Habib, Irfan




Interpreting Indian History

11

Hale, J.R.




Evolution of British Historiography

12

Hardy, Peter




Historians of Medieval India

13

Johnson, Allen




Historian and Historical Evidence

14

Ladurie, L. R.




Territory of the Historian

15

Leonard, M.M.




The Nature of Historical Inquiry

16

Majumdar, R.K. & Srivastava, A.N.




Historiography

17

Marwick, Aurther




The Nature of History

18

Marwick, Aurther




What History Is and Why It is Important ?

19

Renier, G.T.




History : Its Purpose and Method

20

Sridharan, E.




A Textbook of Historiography

21

Thompson, J.W.




A History of Historical Writing 500 B.C. to A.D. 2000

22

Topolski, Jarzy




Methodology of History

23

Walsh, W.H.




Philosophy of History

24

Widgery, G.A.




The Meaning of History

25

William, S.H.




The Modern Historian


Specialization Paper
Paper – XVIII (Option – i)

Society in Medieval India, AD 1200-1750
Max. Marks : 100

Time : 3 hours
Note :- The question paper will consist of ten questions, i.e., two questions from each unit. The candidate shall attempt five questions in all selecting one question from each unit.
Unit – I
Continuity and Change in Medieval Indian Society : Composition and Stratification; Urban and Rural Society
Unit – II
Caste and Social Mobility, Slavery; Women in Medieval Indian Society
Unit – III
Origin and Concepts of Sufism; Chisti, Qadiri, Suhrawardi and Naqashbandi Silsilas
Unit – IV
Origin and Concepts of Bhakti Movement : Nath Panthis, Kabir, Nanak, Dadu, Chaitanya, Tulsidas, Raidas and Maharashtra Dharma
Unit – V
Elements of Conflicts and Synthesis in Medieval Indian Society : Ruling Groups, State and Orthodoxy; Muslim Revivalist Movement under Sheikh Ahmad Sarhindi; Sectarian Communities

Suggested Readings :


1

Ashraf, K.M.




Life and Conditions of the People of Hindustan

2

Banga Indu (ed.)




The City in Indian History : Urban Demography, Society and Politics

3

Chopra, P.N.




Life and Letters under the Mughals.

4

Eaton, Richards M. (ed.)




India’s Islamic Tradition

5

Grewal, J.S. (ed.)




The State and Society in Medieval India

6

Habib, Irfan (ed.)




Medieval India-Research in the History of India 1200-1750

7

Habib, Muhammad




Politics and Society in Early Medieval Period, Vol I & II

8

Hasan, S. Nural




Religion, State and Society in Medieval India (ed. Satish Chandra)

9

Jackson, Peter




The Delhi Sultanate

10

Karashima, N.




Towards a New Formation : South Indian Society under Vijayanagar

11

Nigam, S.B.P.




Nobility under the Sultans of Delhi

12

Nizami, K.A.




Religion and Politics in the 13th Century

13

Richards, J.F.




The Mughal Empire

14

Rizvi, S.A.A.




History of Sufism, Vol. I-II

15

Rizvi, S.A.A.




Muslim Revivalist Movement in Northern India in the 16th – 17th Centuries

16

Rizvi, S.A.A.




Religious and Intellectual History of the Muslims in Akbar’s Reign

17

Satish, Chandra




Medieval India : Society, Jagirdari Crisis and the State

18

Stein, Burton




New Cambridge History of India : Vijaynagar

19

Stein, Burton




Peasant State and Society in Medieval South India

20

Umar, Muhammad




Muslim Society in Northern India During the 18th Century

21

Umar, Muhammad




Urban Culture in North India During the 18th Century.


Specialization Paper
Paper – XVIII ( Option - ii)

Modern India (1858-1947)

Max. Marks : 100

Time : 3 hours
Note :- The question paper will consist of ten questions, i.e., two questions from each unit. The candidate shall attempt five questions in all selecting one question from each unit.

Unit – I
Colonial State : Authorities at London; British Indian Government; Provincial Structure; Local Self Government and Administration


Unit – II
Colonial Control : Police, Law and Justice; Land Revenue Administration; Relations with Princely States; Foreign Relations : Afghanistan, Burma and Tibbat
Unit – III
Decline of the Handicrafts and its Effects; Flow of Foreign Capital and its Effects; Agrarian Relations, Commercialization of Agriculture; Economic Drain
Unit – IV
Rise of the Modern Industries: Jute Textile, Cotton Textile, Iron and Steel; Rise of Capitalist Class and Industrial Labour
Unit – V
The Utilitarians and Social Change; Nature and Ideas of the Brahmo Samaj, the Arya Samaj, the Ram Krishan Mission and the Aligarh Movement; Growth of the Modern Education; Rise of the Middle Classes

Suggested Readings :

1

Bilgrani, Ashgar H.




Afghanistan and British India : A Study in Foreign Relations

2

Bipan, Chandra




Essays on Colonialism

3

Bipan, Chandra




Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism in India

4

Brown, Judith




Modern India : The Origin of the Asian Democracy

5

Datta, K.K.




Social History of Modern India

6

Desai, A.R.




Social Background of Indian Nationalism

7

Dodwell, H. (ed)




The Cambridge History of India, Vol. - II

8

Dutt, R.C.




Economic History of India, Vol. I & II

9

Fraser, Lovet




India under Curzon and After

10

Gopal, S.




British Policy in India

11

Hasan, Zoya




Politics and State in India

12

Jones, K.W.




Socio-Religious Reform Movement in British India

13

Kennedy, G.S.




Providence and the Raj

14

Kulkarani, V.B.




British Dominion in India and After

15

Kumar, Dharma (ed.)




Cambridge Economic History of India, Vol.-II

16

Kumar, Ravinder




Social History of Modern India

17

Majumdar, R.C. (ed)




British Paramountey and Indian Renaissance, Vol. IX & X

18

Metcalf, T.R.




Land, Landlords and the British Raj : North India in the 19th Century

19

Mishra, B.B.




The Indian Middle Classes : Their Growth in Modern Times

20

Mishra, B.B.




The Administrative History of India 1834-1947

21

Nanda, B.R.




Essays in Modern India History

22

Nauroji, Dada Bhai




Poverty and the Un-British Rule in India

23

Pavlov, V.I.




The Indian Capitalist Class : A Historical Study

24

Roy, Tirthankar




The Economic History of Modern India

25

Sharma, M.P.




Local Self - Government in India

26

Smith, W.C.




Modern Islam in India

27

Stein, Burton




The Making of the Agrarian Policy in British India 1770-1900

28

Stein, Burton




Thomas Munro : The Origins of the Colonial State and his Vision of the Empire

29

Stokes, Eric




The English Utilitarians and India

30

Tomlinson, B.R.




Economy of Modern India 1860-1970


Paper – XIX :

Political History of Haryana
Max. Marks : 100

Time : 3 hours
Note :- The question paper will consist of ten questions, i.e., two questions from each unit. The candidate shall attempt five questions in all selecting one question from each unit.

Unit – I
The Concept of Regional History; Haryana Region : Sources for Medieval and Modern History


Unit – II
Establishment of the Turkish Hegemony : Local Rsistance and Conciliation; Polity and Administrative Set up under the Sultans
Unit – III
Polity and Administrative Set up under the Mughals ; The Imperial Decline and the Rise of Sikhs, Jats, Marathas and George Thomas
Unit – IV
Establishment of the British Rule in Haryana; Administration of East India Company : Civil, Judicial and Land Revenue

Unit – V
Resistance to the British Rule : The Pre-1857 Risings; The Uprising of 1857 : Nature and Impact; Aftermath of the Revolt : Merger with Punjab and New Administrative Set up


Suggested Readings :


1

Bajaj, Satish K.




Recent Trends in Historiography

2

Buddha Prakash




Glimpses of Haryana

3

Buddha Prakash




Haryana Through the Ages

4

Darling, Malcolm




Panjab Peasantry in Prosperity and Debt


5

Griffin, L.H.




The Rajas of the Panjab

6

Gupta, H.R.




Marathas and Panipat

7

Jagdish Chandra




Freedom Movement in Haryana

8

Juneja, M.M.




History of Hisar

9

Kayo, Sir Johan William




Life of Lord Metcalfe, 2 Vols.

10

Kundu, C.L. and Udai Shankar




Education in Haryana

11

Mittal, S.C




Haryana : A Historical Perspective

12

Muztar, B.K.




Haryana : Political and Cultural

13

Naqvi, H.K.




Urbanisation and Urban Centre under the Great Mughals

14

Phadke, H.A.




Haryana : Ancient and Medieval

15

Saini, B.S.




Social and Economic History of Panjab

16

Sarkar, J.N.




Fall of the Mughal Empire

17

Satish Chandra




The Eighteenth Century in India : It Economy and the Role of the Marathas, the Jats, the Sikhs and the Afghans

18

Sen, S.N. (ed.)




Sources of Indian History

19

Sharma, S.R.




Haryana Ke Swantantrata Sainani (Hindi)

20

Singh, Chetan




Region and Empire : Panjab in the 17th Century

21

Singh, Fauja




History of Panjab

22

Talbot, Ian




Punjab and the Raj

23

Tanwar, R.




The Politics of Sharing Power : The Panjab Unionist Party

24

Yadav, B.N.S.




Society and Culture of Northern India in the 12th Century

25

Yadav, K.C.




Haryana: Studies in History and Culture

26

Yadav, K.C.




The Revolt of 1857 in Haryana

27

Yadav, K.C.




Haryana : Itihas Evam Sanskriti (Hindi), 2 Vols.


Paper – XX :

Social History of India
Max. Marks : 100

Time : 3 hours
Note :- The question paper will consist of ten questions, i.e., two questions from each unit. The candidate shall attempt five questions in all selecting one question from each unit.

Unit – I
Social History of India : Sources and Approaches ; Indian Social Institutions : Tribe, Caste (as well as Untouchability), Class and Community


Unit – II
Medieval Indian Society : Urban and Rural; Social Stratification and Social Mobility; Position of Women
Unit – III
Education and Culture in Medieval India : Educational Systems and Institutions; Syncretic Tradition and Cultural Synthesis
Unit – IV
Colonial Intervention and Social Change : British Social Policy and Western Ideas - Evangelicals and Utilitarians ; Growth of Modern Education; Rise of New Social Classes
Unit – V
Social Change in Colonial India : Transitions in Caste-ridden Society; Conflict between Tradition and Modernity; Changing Position of Women ; Patterns of Urbanization

Suggested Readings :


1

Ahmad, Aziz




Studies in Islamic Culture in the Indian Environemnt

2

Altekar, A.S.




Position of Women in Hindu Civilization

3

Ambedkar, B.R.




The Untouchables

4

Ashraf, K.M.




Life and Conditions of the People of Hindustan

5

Ballahatchet, K.S.




Social Policy and Social Change in Western India

6

Basu, Aparna




The Growth of Education and Political Development 1898-1920

7

Bayly, Susan




Caste, Society and Politics in India from the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age


8

Datta, K.K.




Social History of Modern India

9

Desai, A.R.




Social Background of Indian Nationalism

10

Dube, S.C.




Indian Society

11

Dube, S.C.




Contemporary India and its Modernization

12

Habib, Irfan




Interpreting Indian History

13

Habib, Mohammad




Politics and Society during the Early Medieval Period

14

Hardey, Peter




The Muslims of British India

15

Jha, D.N.




Economy and Society in Early India : Issues and Paradigms

16

Kothari, Rajni (ed.)




Caste in Indian Politics

17

Krishnamurthi, J.




Women in Colonial India

18

Kumar, Ravindra




Social History of Modern India

19

Majumdar, R.C.




British Paramount and Indian Renaissance, Vol. X


20

Majumdar, R.C.




The History and Culture of Indian People, Vol. V & VII

21

Mishra, B.B.




The Indian Middle Classes : Their Growth in Modern Times

22

Mishra, Girish




Economic History of Modern India

23

Mujeeb, M.




The Indian Muslims

24

Nurullah, S. & J.P. Naik




History of Education in India

25

O’ Malley, L.S.S.




Modern India and the West

26

Potts, E. Daniel




British Baptist Missionaries in India 1793-1837

27

Rashid, Abdul




Society and Culture in Medieval India

28

Rizvi, S.A.A.




Religious and Intellectual History of the Muslims in Akbar Reign

29

Sarkar, Sumit




Writing Social History

30

Shah, A.B. & C.R.M.,Rao




Tradition and Modernity in India

31

Sharma, R.S.




Social Changes in Early Medieval India

32

Smith, W.C.




Modern Islam in India

33

Sridharan, E.




A Textbook of Historiography

34

Srinivas, M.N.




Social Change in Modern India

35

Srinivas, M.N.




Caste in India and Other Essays

36

Stokes, Eric




The English Utilitarians and India

37

Tara Chand




Society and State in the Mughal Period

38

Tara Chand




Influence of Islam on Indian Culture

39

Thapar, Romila




Ancient Indian Social History

40

Vidyarathi, L.P.




Tribal Culture of India


Paper No. - XXI

Economic History of India
Max. Marks : 100

Time : 3 hours
Note :- The question paper will consist of ten questions, i.e., two questions from each unit. The candidate shall attempt five questions in all selecting one question from each unit.
Unit – I
Problems of Indian Economic History; Different Approaches and their Limitations; Sources of Medieval and Modern Indian Economic History
Unit – II
Nature and Structure of Medieval Indian Economy : Rural and Urban; Agricultural and Non-Agricultural (Handicraft) Production; Trade and Commerce; Credit and Indigenous Banking System
Unit – III
The British East India Company : Its Agrarian Settlements and Land Revenue; Commercialization of Agriculture; Indian Manufactures for External Market.

Unit – IV


Mercantilism and the Company Trade from 1757 to 1813; Industrial Capitalism and Lessaiz Faire: Artisans and Handicrafts Industry in Transition; Means of Transport : Roads and Railways
Unit – V
British and Indigenous Capital Investment; Rise of Modern Industries i.e. Cotton, Jute, Iron and Steel Industries; Drain of Wealth; Impact of Colonization on Indian Economy

Suggested Readings :

1

Bhatia, B.M.




Famines in India

2

Bipan Chandra




The Rise and Growth of Economic Nationalism in India

3

Brahmanand (ed.)




Famines in Colonial India

4

Dutt, R.C.




Economic History of India, 2 Vols.

5

Frykenberg, R.E.




Land Control and Social Structure in India

6

Guha, R.




A Rule of Property for Bengal : Essays in the Idea of Permanent Settlement

7

Habib, Irfan




Essays in Indian History : Towards a Marxist Perception.

8

Habib, Irfan




The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707

9

Hasan, Nurul




Thought on Agrarian Relations in Mughal India

10

Ludden, David




An Agrarian History of South Asia

11

Mishra, Girish




Economic History of India

12

Mittal, S.C.




Bharat Ka Saamajik aur Aarthik Itihas (1758-1947)

13

Morris D., Morris Toru Matsui, Bipan Chandra and T. Raychaudhuri




The Indian Economy in the Nineteenth Century

14

Mukherjee, Mridula




Colonializing Agriculture : The Myth of Punjab Exceptionalism.

15

Mukherjee, Mridula




Peasants in India’s Non-Violent Revolution

16

Mukherjee, Nilmani




Ryotwari System in Madras 1792-1827

17

Raychaudhuri, Tapan and Irfan Habib




The Cambridge Economic History of India, Vol. I

18

Richards, J.F.




The Imperial Monetary System of Mughal India

19

Stein, Burton




The Making of Agrarian Policy in British India, 1770-1900
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