Our Pasts – 2 (Textbook of History)

Our Pasts – 2 (Textbook of History)

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The syllabus of this book is developed by the NCERT expert committee based on the National Curriculum Framework (NCF), 2005. It covers various topics of History like Delhi Sultans,Mughal Empire,Regional Cultures,Medieval Political Formations, etc.

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Contents of Our Pasts – 2 (Textbook of History)

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7 Topics

1.1

Earliest Maps of India

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1.2

New and Old Terminologies

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1.3

Historians and their Sources

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1.4

New Social and Political Groups

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1.5

Regional Expanse of Empires

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1.6

Old and New Religions

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1.7

Dividing the History into Periods

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5 Topics

2.1

The Emergence of New Dynasties

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2.2

Administration in the Kingdoms

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2.3

Prashastis and Land Grants

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2.4

Warfare for Wealth in Medieval India

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2.5

The Chola Empire

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5 Topics

3.1

Rulers of Delhi in Medieval India

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3.2

Finding Out About the Delhi Sultans

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3.3

Expansion of the Delhi Sultanate

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3.4

Comparative Study of the Khaljis and Tughluqs

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3.5

Sultanate in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries

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9 Topics

4.1

Introduction to the Mughals

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4.2

Major Mughal Military Campaigns

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4.3

Mughal Traditions of Succession

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4.4

Mughal Relations with Other Rulers

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4.5

Mansabdars and Jagirdars

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4.6

Zabt and Zamindars

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4.7

Policies of Akbar

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4.8

Mughal Empire in the Seventeenth Century and After

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4.9

Famous Kings and Queens Across the World

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5 Topics

5.1

Engineering Skills and Construction

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5.2

Building Temples, Mosques and Tanks

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5.3

Attacks on Temples in Medieval India

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5.4

Gardens, Tombs and Forts

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5.5

Region and Empire in Medieval India

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9 Topics

6.1

Administrative Centres in Medieval India

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6.2

Temple Towns and Pilgrimage Centres

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6.3

A Network of Small Towns

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6.4

Traders in Medieval India

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6.5

Crafts in Towns of Medieval India

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6.6

Medieval Town of Hampi

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6.7

A Gateway to the West: Surat

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6.8

Fishing in Troubled Waters: Masulipatnam

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6.9

New Towns and Traders

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6 Topics

7.1

Beyond Big Cities: Tribal Societies

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7.2

Tribal Clans of Medieval India

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7.3

Life of Nomads in Medieval India

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7.4

New Castes and Hierarchies in Medieval India

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7.5

The Gonds

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7.6

The Ahoms

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10 Topics

8.1

The Idea of a Supreme God

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8.2

A New Kind of Bhakti in South India – Nayanars and Alvars

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8.3

Philosophy and Bhakti

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8.4

Basavanna’s Virashaivism

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8.5

The Saints of Maharashtra

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8.6

Nathpanthis, Siddhas and Yogis

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8.7

Islam and Sufism

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8.8

New Religious Developments in North India

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8.9

A Closer Look: Kabir

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8.10

A Closer Look: Baba Guru Nanak

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7 Topics

9.1

The Cheras and the Development of Malayalam

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9.2

Rulers and Religious Traditions: The Jagannatha Cult

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9.3

The Rajputs and Traditions of Heroism

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9.4

Beyond Regional Frontiers: The Story of Kathak

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9.5

Painting for Patrons: The Tradition of Miniatures

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9.6

A Closer Look: Bengal

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9.7

Emergence of Nation-states in Europe

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10 Topics

10.1

The Crisis of the Empire and the Later Mughals

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10.2

The Old Mughal Provinces : Hyderabad

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10.3

The Old Mughal Provinces : Awadh

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10.4

The Old Mughal Provinces : Bengal

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10.5

Common Features of Old Mughal Provinces

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10.6

The Watan Jagirs of the Rajputs

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10.7

Seizing Independence : Sikhs

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10.8

Seizing Independence : Marathas

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10.9

Seizing Independence : Jats

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10.10

The French Revolution

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