CONTENTS:- 1. Decline of the Mughal Empire and rise of regional powers. 2. Society in the 18 century. 3. The lure of India - advent of the European and their settlement. 4. British conquest of India (1757-1857). 5. An era of peace and reforms. 6. British economic policies and their impact. 7. The great upheaval of 1857. 8. Peasants and tribal uprising. 9. Lord Ripon to Lord Lytton. 10. Lord Ripon and his reforms. 11. Lord Dufferin to Lord Elgin II. 12. Lord Curzon (1899-1905). 13. Socio-religious reforms movement during nineteenth century. 14. Growth and development of education in India. 15. Civil services in India. 16. History of the Indian press. 17. Growth of local self-government in India. 18. Rise and growth of Left Movements in India. 19. Indian proletariat and the Trade Union Movement, Indian Kisan Movement. 20. India and her neighbours. 21. Struggle for freedom and its attainment. 22. Caste movement in India with special reference to Maharashtra and South India. 23. Communalism and the partition of India. 24. Constitutional development (1757-1947). 25. Integration of the princely states. 26. Some prominent leaders of India. 27. India since independence.
The second revised and enlarged edition of the History of Modern India (1707 to the Present Time) is specially designed to meet the requirements of students preparing for the university and competitive examinations. The book has been thoroughly revised on the basis of numerous latest publications. Some new topics like Lord Elgin to Lord Lytton, Lord Dufferin to Lord Elgin II, the growth of local self government, some prominent leaders of India, and above all, a brief review of India since independence upto the present time are incorporated in the book. Special additions are appendices - pre-congress nationalist organization national symbols, state emblem, Indian Nobel Prize Winners, Civilian Award, list of presidents, Prime Ministers etc. of free India, and first among in India.