A Brief History of Modern India by Rajiv Ahir for Civil Services Examination

A Brief History Of Modern India Paperback – 2015 Book Cover A Brief History Of Modern India Paperback – 2015
Rajiv Ahir I.P.S

Quick Synopsis

This is the best book for modern Indian history, Small in size, and Made only from UPSC point of view , that's why we have included it in the 8 Must have Books To Clear IAS Prelims In 1st Attempt.

A Brief History of Modern India

  • It deals with the events that shaped the happening after the decline of the Mughal empire and the rise of East India Company and the advent of British rule in the country.
  • Being only a brief history, the important events which includes Indian Mutiny for a nationalistic point of view India's first war of independence in 1857 to attaining freedom in 1947 have been structured in a timeline that is easy to understand.
  • Written in an easy to understand language, the book is a good ready reckoner for many competitive examinations such as banks, state and union civil services examinations.
  • Major contents of the book are Revolt of 1857, Religious and Social Reform Movements, National Movement, Administrative Changes After 1857, Development of Indian Press, Civil Rebellions and Tribal Uprisings-1757-1900, Peasant Movements-1857-1947, Movement of Working Class, and Evolution of Nationalist Foreign Policy.
  • In addition, the book also lays emphasis on personalities associated with specific movements such as peasant and tribal movements as well as the freedom movement. At the end of each chapter important points have been tabulated as bullet points, charts or in tables for quick review.
  • For students as well as candidates preparing for competitive examinations, the book has nearly all important details that would meet the level of knowledge required for preparation. End of chapter key points are there for making a quick revision and for undergoing a self-analysis about recalling historical facts.

Top positive review

5.0 out of 5 stars Notes (1857-1947), 26 February 2016
By Mohit Mathur
This review is from A Brief History Of Modern India (Paperback)
I Was Just About To Prepare My Self Notes On Modern Indian History From The Sources I Had From Bipin Chandra, Sekhar Bandyopadhyay, NCERTs. But Then I Encountered This & Felt Relieved & Happy That I Didn’t Do Any Self Notes Making Exercise Which Will Be Time Consuming Although It’s The Best Comprehensive Way To Study & Mug Up Then To You’ll Understand After Buying This Spectrum Publication’s Rajiv Ahir’s: A Brief History Of Modern India:
-Exam Oriented (Specially Prelims For UPSC/Other State PSCs)
-Language Is Simple & Rational, Very Easy To Grasp & Memorize
-Each Chapter Is Accompanied By Summary It Helps In Quick Revision
-Covers Almost Everything Of Our Modern Indian Heritage
-Topics Are Accompanied By Views On The Events Of People Associated With It
-Paper & Print Quality (It’s Common With Every Spectrum Publication Books)
-For Mains, You Will Be Needing To Refer Other Books Along With This.

Top critical review

1.0 out of 5 stars on 21 October 2016
It is waste of time and money
It is not covered syllabus for UPSC GS paper 1,Please dont purchase this book.It is waste of time and money
2.0 out of 5 stars
Very bad print. Quality of the paper is not worth the price.

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