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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. William Bentinck (1828-1835)
  28. The Conquest of Sindh
  29. The Rise of Ranjit Singh and the Anglo-Sikh Relations till the Conquest of Punjab
  30. The Annexation of Avadh
  31. Lord Dalhousie (1848-1856)
  32. The Conquest of Burma
  33. Anglo-Afghan Relations
  34. The Revolt of 1857
  35. Other Revolts During The British Rule (Castes, Tribals, Deccan Riots, Peasants etc.)
  36. Administration of Lord Lytton (1876-1880), Lord Ripon (1880-1884) and Lord Curzon (1899-1905)
  37. British Relations with the Indian States
  38. The Indian Renaissance and Social and Relgious Movements of the 19th Century
  39. The Development of Education in India
  40. Economic impact of the British Rule on India
  41. Constitutional Development 
  42. The National Movement and the Contribution of M.K. Gandhi towards it
  43. Muslim Communalism and the Partition of India
  44. Peasants and Labour Movements
  45. Growth of Left Movement
  46. Some important national leaders and their contribution to national movement
  47. First twenty years of Independence (1947-1967)

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