IGNOU BHIC 131 History of India From The Earliest Times Up To C 300 CE Guide Plus Sample Paper English Medium

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Block 1 : Sources of Ancient Indian History

Deals with the sources of ancient Indian history, because before we get to what happened in the past. it is imperative to know about the sources on the basis of which we “re-construct” our past. Archaeology is an important source, particularly for the periods for which there are no written documents.

Block 2 : Archaeological as a Source and Prominent Archaeological Sites

Discusses the nature of archaeology as a source, the sophisticated methods of exploration and how techniques from the scientific disciplines are being used in the analyses of archaeological data.

Block 3 : Indian History: Physical Features, Formations and Characteristics

As for the study of the history of a country an understanding of its physical features and how it determined and influenced the birth and evolution of human cultures and civilizations are absolutely necessary. Such parameters as settlement patterns, population density and trade, formations of regions have been given due importance.

Block 4 : Hunter Gatherers : Archaeological Perspective, Origin of Agriculture and Domestication of Animal

We begin tracing Indian history with the pre-historic Hunter-Gatherers. An attempt is made to make you understand the various ways to reconstruct their history, about their subsistence pattern, the kinds of tools they used, their art such as the cave paintings which throws light on many aspects of their lives etc.

Block 5 : Harappan Civilization: Chronology, Geographical Spread, Diffusion and Decline

Block 6 : Harappan Civilization: Material Characteristics, Nature of Contacts, Society And Religion

Block 7 : Chalcolithic and Early Iron Age

Discusses Chalcolithic and Iron age cultures: the various post-Harappan pottery making cultures that can be clubbed and classified differently as pre-Iron and Iron age cultures.

Block 8 : The Early Vedic Society

Block 9 : Changes in The Later Vedic Phase

Block 10 : Janapadas and Mahajanapadas : Rise of Urban Centres, Society and Economy

Witnessed the shift to the establishment of kingdoms, oligarchies and chiefdoms in north India for the first time in Indian history. The changes in polity were accompanied by urbanization and the transition to kingdoms was a pronounced departure in the formation of state.

Block 11 : Buddhism, Jainism and Other Religious Idea

Block 12 : Alexander’s Invasion

That Arrian’s accounts are the main source of Alexander’s campaigns. He has left in his Indike some factual, some fanciful account of India which is based on the accounts of other travellers.

Block 13 : Establishment of Mauryan Rule & Magadhan Territorial Expansion

Block 14 : Administrative Organization, Economy and Society

Block 15 : Early State Formation In Deccan and Tamilaham

Their subsistence – pattern, the basis of clan ties and kinship in the political authority, different levels of political control and various details of the chiefdom resembling political formation.

Block 16 : Agrarian Settlements, Ararian Society, Expansion of Trade and Urban Centres – Peninsular India

Block 17 : Growth of Tamil Language and Literature

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