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Best Indian History notes for UPSC pdf

Following are the Best Indian History Notes for UPSC written for the Prelims exam for the UPSC exam for selecting the IAS and other service officers. The history of India is a must for all students appearing for the UPSC exam. History is a major part of the general studies syllabus and every student is expected to be thorough in it.

Be EggHead Academy expect our students to read up these notes on the History of India and add their own points as they go. These notes are also an introduction to the ancient history of India, its glorious past, the politics and the art culture of India in ancient times. We have covered the major Kingdoms, their reign, the policies and their contributions.

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History And Art & Culture Notes For UPSC

History and Culture are very related topics, particularly with respect to ancient and medieval India. Asoka and Buddhism are deeply bonded, the same way we cannot study Shah Jahan without commenting on Taj Mahal. So our approach to studying Indian History should never be limited to Political History where we study the names and wars of Kings but should be very broad to cover other aspects of Social and Economic History too Same should be applied to UPSC History Optional Strategy.

Listing out some important topics to study from Ancient, Medieval and Modern India. Priority areas from culture are also identified.

Ancient India for UPSC

  • Prehistoric India, Historic India, Indus Valley Civilization, Vedic India, Mahajanapadas, Mauryan Period, Gupta Period.

Medieval India for UPSC

  • The Classical Age, Pala Empire, Rashtrakuta Empire, Islam in India, Delhi Sultanate, Vijayanagara Empire, Guru Nanak, Mughals, Arrival of Europeans.

Modern India for UPSC

  • First War of Independence, Formation of Indian National Congress, Moderates and Extremists, Muslim League, Gandhian Phase, Non-Co-operation Movement, Civil Disobedience Movement, Quit India Movement, Cripps Mission, Cabinet Mission, Mount Batten Plan, Partition of India and Indian Constitution.
  • PS: Also never miss topics like Peasants movements, Tribal movements, Trade-unions, militant movements etc. related to Indian History which are often side-lined by Nationalist Historians.

Art & Culture for UPSC

Visual Arts (Paintings, Architecture, Sculpture), Performing Arts (Music, Dance, Drama etc), Religions (Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism), Society etc.