History writing today is not just stories and exploits of the kings and the rulers. Nor is it chronological rendering of the events of history. Many new dimensions have been added to the understanding of modern history of India. It is no more based upon mere archival records, it takes into account, literary sources, folklore, family records, personal correspondences, interviews and whole lot of internet services, with the result new light has been thrown on various topics of the history of modern India. Thus this new Encyclopaedia of History of Modern India.
In this set of seven volumes, we have selected material with Marco level account of the whole of the modern period upto 1947. While preparing these volumes, we have kept in view the needs of student sand teachers. Students who preparing for competitive examinations will also find it useful. Essays included in these volumes are sound both from language and content points of view.
This new encyclopaedia begins from 1600 A.D. with the establishment of the East India Company. First essay covering the period unto 1765 A.D. Second chapter is an account of the history of modern India upto 1857.
Next full chapter covers the revolt of 1857, also known as first war of Independence. The following chapter records imperial India from 1858 to 1905. Chapter from 1905 to 1935 on Modern India was the constitutional development of 1935 which finally became the bases of constitution of Independent India. Another innovative part of this set of volumes is a documentary study of the period from 1835-1947, that is when the British Raj came into being and finally ended in 1947. This will serve useful source for undertaking further indepth studies on this period of the Raj in India. In order to cover course contents of some universities and competitive examinations last chapter deals which the history of modern India from 1935-1947. This will serve as an essential reading for students of history and interested readers for a broad based understanding of modern India.