Paper I - 2nd Batch - IAS 2016


1. Introduction and Syllabus
World History:

1. World History - 1: Introduction and Industrial Revolution
2. World History - 2: Industrial Revolution
3. World History - 3: Consequences of Industrial Revolution and American war of Independence. 
4. World History - 4: French Revolution
5. World History - 5: Nationalism - Origin, causes and spread, Nationalism first in Europe, Nationalism Outside Europe, Unification Movements in Italy and Germany
6. World History - 6: Unification of Italy
7. World History - 7: German Unification, First World War
8. World History - 8: What is Communism? Russian Revolution. 
9. World History - 9: New Economic Policy of Russia, Cold War, USSRs collapse, Fascism, Nazism
10. World History - 10: Second World War, United Nations Organisation 

Modern India
1. Modern India - 1Introduction to modern India – What is colonialism? Stages of British colonialism in India, Prevailing situations in 18th century India – The later Mughals, Emergency of regional states, Bengal , Awadh, Hyderabad, Maratha and Mysore, Anglo-French rivalry for supremacy over India, The carnatic wars, British conquest of India/process/strategies/methods and reasons for defeat of Indian powers.
2. Modern India - 2British conquest of Bengal – Factors leading to battle of Plassey- Treaty of Ali Nagar, Black hole tragedy, Battle of Plassey, Sponsored state model of Clive – Mir Qasim and his conflict with English, Battle of Buxer, Acquit ion of Diwani rights, Dual government in Bengal, Regulating act and Pitts India Act, streamline of British Administration in Bengal, exeriments of Warren Hastings, Agrarian Tenures, the permanent settlement – Zamindari system / Mahalwari/Ryotwari system.
3. Modern India - 3Consequences of British Agrarian policies, what is de- industrialization? Karl Marx views on British economic role in India, Dual role, Intentional policy of British to destroy traditional industrial order in India – De-Industrialization debates – General causes for de-industrialization
4. Modern India - 4The Theory drain of wealth, The resistance to British rule, the civil and tribal uprisings in the first 100 year of Brtish eriona (1757-1857), Causes, important uprisings nature, impact and significance-1857 revolt, causes and corse, factors responsible for failure of the revolt.
5. Modern India - 5Nature of 1857 revolt, consequences-reorganisation of Indian administration and army, 19th century soico-religious reforms movement, Challenge and response theory and general causes for their emergence.
6. Modern India - 6: Individual socio-religious movements, Raja Ram Mohan Roy, Brahma Samoj,, Ideology, programs and contributions, schisms - Arya Samaj, Philosophy, contributions and limitations and all other socio-religious reforms, Reforms in the Muslim Society, Wahabi Movement, Deoband Movement, Aligarh Movement, General Characteristics/strands, contours of socio-religious reform movements. 
7. Modern India - 7Nature of social religious movements – Renaissance or reformation?
The concept of nationalism. Theories of nationalism, and general causes for emergence of Indian nationalism, establishment of INC-Safety valve theory
8. Modern India - 8Congress establishment, the reality, objectives of INC and its programs, Early nationalist or moderates-Philosophy , methods, demands, contribution, limitations, what is extremism?
9. Modern India - 9The Swadeshi Movement and the end of moderate phase, factors responsible for raise of extremism, extremist leadership of swadeshi movement from July 1905, Swadeshi Movement , Significance, programs, methods, achievements and limitations. The Surat split, factors responsible for it, government attitude towards INC, the carrot and stick policy, first phase of revolutionary terrorism – causes for its raise.
10. Modern India - 10First phase of revolutionary terrorism, main activities between 1897 and 1915, Towards remerge of extremist and moderates,  Release of Tilak from jail, and change in the attitude of Tilak and Gokhele, Raise of Annie Besant in National movement – Home rule Movement by Tilak and Annie Besant. Return of Gandhi to India (1915), His struggle in South Africa – How it helped Indian National Movement in general and Gandhi in particular.
11. Modern India - 11Gandhi’s early struggles in India, Champaran satyagraha, Ahmadabad Mills strike and Kheda satyagraha, Khilafat Issue,,Rowlat Acts, Rowlat satyagraha, The Jalianwalabagh Massacre, Khilafat and Non- cooperation movement, Strategic debate – Pro changers and no changers – Swaraj Polity politics (1922 – 1925)
12. Modern India - 12Caste and peasant activism, second phase of revolutionary terrorism. Constructive programme of Gandhiji, Simon Commission, Nehru Report, Jinnah’s 14 points, Civil disobedience, Gandhi – Irwin pact, Round table conferences, the communal award – Poona pact, 1935 Act, 1937 elections and congress ministries, work done by them. Growth of left ideology. The crisis for congress at Tripori session – exit of Bose. Fallout of the Second World War, Cripps Mission, Quit India movement.
13. Modern India - 13Communal-ism and separatism, INA trails, RIN mutiny, Wavell plan, Cabinet Mission plan, partition and Independence, Post Independent India, early challenges.
 
 

 




Social Issues:

1. Social Issues - 1: Introduction to Social Issues, Women's related topics
2. Social Issues - 2: Women's organisations in India, Atrocities Against Women, Social Justice, Social Exclusion, Protective Discrimination
3. Social Issues - 3: Fundamentalism, Communal ism and Secularism
4. Social Issues - 4: Challenges to Secular Credentials of India, Science and Religion, Problems of Religious Minorities. 
5. Social Issues - 5: Difference between Westernization, Modernization and Globalization. Effect of Globalization on Women 
6. Social Issues - 6: Effect of Globalization (contd), Inclusive Democracy and Empowerment of Marginalized sections
7. Social Issues - 7: Problems of universalization of Elementary Education in India, Disparities in Education
8. Social Issues - 8: Communism, Socialism, Capitalism, Democratic Socialism, Mixed Economy, Gandhism, Marxism, Maoism, Naxalism, New Farmers  Movement in India.
9. Social Issues - 9: Regionalism, Nation - State, Civil Society Movements in India,
10. Social Issues - 10:  Population related Issues
11. Social Issues - 11: Salient Features of Indian Society - Unity in Diversity, Modernization of Indian Tradition, Culture Vs Civilization, Inter Generational Gap, Tribal Problems and Policies of Development. 
12. Social issues - 12: Capital Punishment, Increasing Rate of Divorce in India
13. Social Issues - 13: Urbanization and Its associated problems, Problems of Transgender in India, Section 377 of IPC, Poverty and Hunger in India.
14. Social Issues - 14: Rural Development Programes in India, Land Acquisition Policy, Socio- Economic Caste based census, Decriminalization of attempt to commit suicide 
Geography:

1. Geography - 16: Resources of South America, Africa Physical settings and Resources, Australia Physical Setting and Resources, Antarctica and New Zealand Physical Settings, Europe's Physical Settings, 

2. Geography - 17: European Resources, Arab League and Islamic Terrorism, Origin of CIS and Associated organisations, China - Physical settings and Resources.