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Contents of Modern History of India

  1. Causes of the Downfall of the Mughal Empire
  2. The Rise of the Marathas under the First Three Peshwas
  3. Baji Rao I : A brief account of the Career and Achievements
  4. The Third Battle of Panipat
  5. The First Carnatic War (1746-48) – Causes and Results
  6. The Second Carnatic War (1749-54) – Causes and Results
  7. The Third Carnatic War (1758-63) – Causes and Results
  8. Battle of Plassey
  9. Battle of Buxar
  10. The Second Government of Clive (1765-1767)
  11. Dual Government
  12. Warren Hastings Reforms
  13. First Anglo-Maratha War (1775-82)
  14. Treaty of Salbai, May 17, 1782
  15. Warren Hastings’ relations with Rohillas, Chet Singh and Begums of Awadh
  16. The Reforms of Lord Cornwallis and Cornwallis Code (1786-1793)
  17. Permanent Settlement
  18. Lord Wellesley (1798-1805)
  19. Subsidiary Alliance
  20. Treaty of Bassein (1802)
  21. First Anglo-Mysore War (1766-1769)
  22. Second Anglo-Mysore War (1780-1784)
  23. Third Anglo-Mysore War (1790-92)
  24. Fourth Anglo-Mysore War (1798-1799)
  25. Character and Policies of Haider Ali & Tipu Sultan
  26. Marquess (Lord) Hastings (1813-1823)
  27. Downfall of Marathas : Causes
  28. Reforms made by William Bentinck (1828-1835)
  29. Annexation of Sindh
  30. The Rise of Ranjit Singh
  31. First Anglo-Sikh War (1845-46)
  32. Second Anglo-Sikh War (1848-49)
  33. The Annexation of Avadh
  34. Doctrine of Lapse
  35. Lord Dalhousie Reforms (1848-1856)
  36. First Anglo-Burmese War (1824-26)
  37. Second Anglo-Burmese War (1852)
  38. Third Anglo-Burmese War (1885-86)
  39. First Anglo-Afghan War (1838-1842)
  40. Lord Lawrence Policy – School of Masterly Inactivity
  41. Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880)
  42. The Revolt of 1857
  43. Social Movements in the Deccan and Maharashtra
  44. Efforts of Gandhi for improving the condition of Lower Castes
  45. Tribal Revolt
  46. Administration of Lord Lytton (1876-1880)
  47. Lord Ripon (1880-1884)
  48. Ilbert Bill
  49. Lord Curzon (1899-1905)
  50. Bengal Partition (1905)
  51. Policy of Ring Fence (1765-1813)
  52. Policy of Subordinate Isolation (1813-1858)
  53. The Indian Renaissance and Social and Relgious Movements of the 19th Century
  54. The Development of Education in India
  55. Economic impact of the British Rule on India
  56. Constitutional Development 
  57. The National Movement and the Contribution of M.K. Gandhi towards it
  58. Muslim Communalism and the Partition of India
  59. Peasants and Labour Movements
  60. Growth of Left Movement
  61. Some important national leaders and their contribution to national movement
  62. First twenty years of Independence (1947-1967)

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