Indian History Notes for UPSC, SSC and Other Competitive Exams

History plays a vital role in our life. It not only allows us to understand how society worked in past, but also help us to rectify the mistakes in our present, and lay foundation for a better tomorrow. Also, History as a subject plays an important role in modern day competitive exam, especially in Union or State Public Service Commission exams, as they look for candidates who can administer and present better solution by looking into leafs of yesteryear.

Sources of Indian History
Sources of Indian History 
Vedic Literature
Buddhist Literature
Jain Literature
Sangam Literature
Ancient Indian Writers and Their Works
Foreign Travellers in Ancient and Medieval India
Coins in India 

The Stone Age
Early Man in India
Paleolithic Age in India
Mesolithic Age in India
Neolithic Age in India

The Metal Age
Chalcolithic Age in India
Iron Age in India
Indus Valley/Harappan Culture

Vedic Age

Gupta Period
Gupta's Administration
Social, Economic and Culture Life of Gupta's Age
Hun Invasion and Fall of Guptas


South Indian Empires

India and Asia
Arab Invasion
Rajput Kingdoms
Mahmud Ghazni
Muthammad Ghori

Delhi Sultanate
Mameluk (Slave) Dynasty
Khilji Dynasty
Tughlaq Dynasty
Sayyid Dynasty
Lodi Dynasty
Delhi - People, Art and Culture

Bhakti Movement
Guru Nanak

Bahamani Kingdom

Mughal Empire
Mughal Emperors
Mughal Administration
Mughal - Art and Culture
Sur Dynasty


Arrival Of Europeans
First Europeans
Establishment of British Rule in India

Company Rule
Charter Acts
Expansion policy
Colonial Economic policies

Society under Company’s Rule
Reforms by Bentinck
Reforms by Dalhousie
Reforms by Other Governor Generals

The Great Revolt of 1857
Causes and Results
First War of Indian Independence
End of Company’s Rule
Queen’s Proclamation

Socio-Religious Movements in the 19th century India
Brahmo Samaj
Arya Samaj
Theosophical Society
Ramakrishna Movement
Muslim, Parsi and Sikh Reform Movements

Changes in Indian Administration after 1858
1861 Act
1892 Act
Administrative Reforms under Lord Curzon

India’s Freedom Movement (First phase)
Indian National Congress
Morley-Minto Reforms
Home Rule Movement
Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms

India’s Freedom Movement (Gandhian Period)
Non-Cooperation Movement
Swarajya Party
Simon Commission
Salt Satyagraha
Round Table Conferences
Gandhi-Irwin Pact
Individual Satyagraha
Cripps Mission
Quit India Movement

India after Independence
Social, Economic, Scientific and Technological Progress
Foreign Policy (1947-2000)

Other Articles Related to Indian History
Ancient Ports of India
List of Pre Independence Congress Sessions and their Presidents (1885-1947)

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