Structure of B. A (Programme) History as Discipline -1 under Choice Based Credit System Core Courses—Discipline specific Course (dsc)-4

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Structure of B.A (Programme) History as Discipline -1 under

Choice Based Credit System

Core Courses—Discipline specific Course (DSC)-4*

1. History of India from the Earliest Times up to 300 CE

2. History of India from C.300 to 1206.

3. History of India from C. 1206 to 1707

4. History of India from 1707 to 1950

*The student has to take only first paper in the Discipline specific

core course(DSC)-4 in first semester and second paper in second


Discipline Specific Elective (DSE) Any Two

1. Patterns of Colonialism in the World: 15TH TO 19 Centuries.

2. National liberation Movements in 20th Century World.

3. Some Aspects of European History: C.1780-1939.

4. Patterns of Capitalism in Europe: C.16th Century to early 20th Century

5. Paper-5: Some Aspects of Society &Economy of Modern Europe: 15–18


6. Political History of Modern Europe: 15 th-18th Century

Generic Elective (Inter-Disciplinary) Any Two

1. Women Studies in India.

2. Women in Politics &Governance.

3. Some Perspectives on Women’s Rights in India.

4. Gender and Education in India.

5. History of Indian Journalism: Colonial &Post Colonial Period.

6. Culture In the Indian Subcontinent

Ability Enhancement Elective Course (AEEC) Any Four

1. Historical Tourism: Theory &Practice

2. Museums &Archives in India

3. Indian History &Culture

4. Ethnographic Practices in India: Tradition of Embroidery; Textile Making,

Knitting, Handicrafts

5. An Introduction to Archaeology

6. Documentation &Visual Culture

7. Orality and Oral Culture in India

Core Courses: 4

1. History of India from Earliest Times up to 300 CE

I. Meaning and relevance of History.

II. A broad survey of Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Cultures.

III. Indus-Saraswati Civilization : Origin, Extent, dominant features & decline,

Chalcolithic age.

iv. The Vedic Period: Polity, Society, Economy and Religion, Iron age with

reference to PGW & Megaliths.

v. Territorial States and the rise of Magadha, Conditions for the rise of

Mahajanpadas and the Causes of Magadha’s success

vi. Jainism and Buddhism: Causes, Doctrines, Spread, Decline and Contributions

vii. Emergence and Growth of Mauryan Empire: State, Administration, Economy,

Ashoka’s Dhamma.

Viii. The Satvahana Phase: Aspects of Political History, Material Culture, and


ix. The Sangam Age: Sangam Literature, The three Early Kingdoms, Society &

the Tamil language

x. The age of Shakas: Parthians & Kushanas, Aspects of Polity, Society,

Religion, Arts & Crafts.


1. Agrawal, D.P. The Archaeology of India

2. Basham, A.L. The Wonder That was India

3. Chakrabarti, D.K. Archaeology of Ancient Indian Cities

4. Jaiswal, Suvira Caste: Origin, Function and Dimensions

5. Subramanian, N. Sangam Polity

6. Thapar, Romila History of Early India

7. Allchin, F.R. and B Origins of a Civilization: The Prehistory and Early

Archaeology of South Asia

8. Basham, A.L. The Wonder That was India

9. Jha, D.N. Ancient India in Historical Outline (1998 edn.)

10. Kosambi, D.D. Culture and Civilization of Ancient India

11. Ray, H.P. Monastery and Guild India in Historical Outline

12. Sastri, K.A.N. A History of South India

13. R.S Sharma, India’s Ancient Past

14. Ray, Niharranjan Maurya and Post Maurya Art

15. Sharma, R.S. Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in Ancient India

(1991 edn.)

16. Thapar, Romila Ashoka and the Decline of the Mauryas (1997 edn

17. Yazdani, G. Early History of Deccan

18. Aspects of Political Ideas and Institutions in

19. Ancient India (1991 edtt.)

20. Singh, Upinder. Ancient India: From the stone age to the 12th Century. 2009

21. Singh, Upinder. Discovery of Ancient India: Early archaeologist and the

beginning of archaeology. 2005

22. Singh, Upinder 2009 A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India 1st

Edition (English) Pearson

Hindi books

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Paper-2: History of India from. C.300 to1206

I. The Rise & Growth of the Guptas: Administration, Society, Economy,

Religion, Art, Literature, Science &Technology.

II. Harsha & His Times: Harsha’s Kingdom, Administration, Buddhism & Nalanda

III. South India: Polity, Society, Economy & Culture

IV. Towards the Early Medieval: Changes in Society, Polity Economy and Culture

with reference to the Pallavas, Chalukayas and Vardhanas.

V. Evolution of Political structures of Rashtakutas, Pala & Pratiharas.

VI. Emergence of Rajput States in Northern India: Polity, Economy &Society.

VII. Arabs in Sindh: Polity, Religion & Society.

VIII. Struggle for power in Northern India & establishment of Sultanate.


1. R. S. Sharma: Indian Feudalism-India’s Ancient Past

2. B. D. Chattopadhaya: Making of Early Medieval India

3. Derryl N. Maclean: Religion and Society in Arab Sindh

4. K. M. Ashraf: Life and Conditions of the People of Hindustan

5. M. Habib and K.A. Nizami: A Comprehensive History of India Vol.V

6. Tapan Ray Chaudhary and Irfan Habib (ed.): The Cambridge Economic

History of India, Vol.I

7. Peter Jackson: Delhi Sultanate: A Political and Military History

8. Tara Chand: Influence of Islam on Indian Culture

9. Satish Chandra: A History of Medieval India, 2 Volumes

11. Percy Brown, : Islamic Architecture

Hindi books

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Paper -3: History of India from 1206 to 1707

I. Foundation, Expansion & consolidation of the Delhi Sultanate.

II. Administrative &economic reforms under the Khiljis & the Tughlaqs.

III. Rise of Bhakti & Sufism and its impact on Indian society.

IV. Provincial kingdoms: Vijaynagara & Bahamanis.

V. Second Afghan State – Shershah’s administration and land reforms.

V. Emergence and consolidation of Mughal State- Babar’s conquest,

Humayaun difficulties and failure.

VI. Akbar to Aurangzeb: administrative structure-Mansab & Jagirs; Akbar and

Aurangzeb religious policy

VII. Cultural synthesis in Medieval Period.

IX. Emergence of Maratha Power and Achievements of Shivaji.


1. Irfan Habib: The Agrarian System of Mughal India 1556-1707,

2. Irfan Habib (ed.) : Madhya Kaleen Bharat, (in Hindi), 8Volumes,

3. M. Athar Ali: Mughal Nobility under Aurangzeb,

4. Shireen Moosvi: The Economy of the Mughal Empire

5. S.A.A.Rizvi: Muslim Revivalist Movements in Northern India during 16th and

17th Centuries

6. R.P. Tripathi: The Rise and Fall of the Mughal Empire, 2 vol.

I. H. Siddiqui: Some Aspects of Afghan Despotism

7. Kesvan Veluthat: Political Structure of Early Medieval South India

8. P.J. Marshall: The Eighteenth Century in Indian History.

9. Stewart Gordon, : The Marathas 1600-1818

10. Chattopadhaya, B.D., The making of early Medieval India. Oxford University

press, New Delhi. 2003

11.Chandra, Satish., Essays on Medieval Indian History, Oxford university, New

Delhi. 2003

12. Chopra, P.N., Purl, B.N., Das, M.N., A social, cultural and economic history

of India vol. II.

13. Tara Chanda., Influence of Islamon on Indian Culture.

14. Chopra, P.N., Some aspects of society and culture in Mughal age.

15. More land, India from Akber to Aurangzeb.

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Paper-4: History of India; 1707-1950.

I. Interpreting the 18th Century.

II. Establishment, Expansion & consolidation of Colonial Power upto 1857.

III. Uprising of 1857: Causes, Nature &Aftermath.

IV. Colonial economy: Agriculture, Trade & Industry.

II. Socio-Religious Movements in the 19th century.

VI. Emergence & Growth of Nationalism with focus on Gandhian nationalism.

VII. Communalism: Genesis, Growth and partition of India.

VIII. Advent of Freedom: Constituent Assembly, establishment of Republic.


1. Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal; Modern South Asia: History,

Culture, Political Economy, New Delhi, 1998

2. Sekhar Bandyopadhyay: From Plassey to Partition

3. Barbara D Metcalf and T.R. Metcalf; A Concise History of India,

Cambridge, 2002

4. C.A. Bayly: An Illustrated History of Modern India 1600 - 1947, London 1990

5. Sumit Sarkar Modern India 1885 1947, Macmillan, 1983

6. Mushirul Hasan; From Company to the Republic: A story of Modern India

7. R.P. Dutt, India Today.

8. Thomas Metcalf; Ideologies of the Raj.

9. R. Jeffery; J Masseloss, From Rebellion to the Republic.

10. Bipan Chandra: Nationalism and Colonialism.

11. Urvashi Butalia; The Other side of Silence.

12. Francine Frankel; Indiaís Political Economy 1947- 1977.

13. Parul Brass; The Politics of India since Independence.

14. Lloyd and Susan Rudolph In Pursuit of Laxmi: the Political Economy of the

Indian State, Chicago, 1987

15. Bipan Chandra, Aditya Mukherjee, India After Independence, Viking, 1999.

16. Gail Omvedt; Dalits and Democratic Revolution.

17. Ramachandra Guha The Fissured Land.

18. K.G. Subramanian; The Living Tradition: Perspectives on Modern Indian Art.

19. R.L. Shukla; Adunik Bharat (ed). Delhi University Hindi Madhyam

Kriyanwanyan Nideshalaya. 2012.

20. Ayodhya Singh; 26 Bharat Ka Mukti Sangram

21. Sunder Lal; Bharat mein Angreji Raj 2 vol.(National Book Trust of India)

22. B.L. Grover; A New Look on Modern Indian History, S Chand.

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Discipline Specific Elective: Any Two

Paper-1: Patterns of Colonialism in the World: 15th to 19th Century

I. Defining Colonialism.

II. Establishment of Colonial Empires by Spain and Portugal in 15th-16th


III. French in Canada: 1534-1763

IV. British in India in 18th century.

V. Informal Empire in 19th century Africa.

VI. Scramble for Power in late 19th century China.

VII. Nature of Colonial control and patterns of subjugation.


1. Ralph Davis, The Rise of the Atlantic Economies, New York, 1973,

2. J.H Perry, The Establishment of the European Hegemony 1415-1715, Trade &

Exploration in the Age of the Renaissance, Harper Torch books, 1959

3. K.R.G.Nair & Romey Borges, Discovering French Canada, Allied Publishers,


4. Ralph Davis, The Rise of the Atlantic Economies,

5. Christopher Hill, From Reformation to Industrial Revolution

6. Basil Davidson, Modern Africa: A Social and Political History,3d edn. London /

New Jersey: Addison ñ Wesley, 1995

7. Arvind Sinha, Europe in Transition, Delhi, 2010 (also in Hindi)

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Paper-2: National Liberation Movements in 20th century World

I. Nationalism: Theory and Practice.

II.Nature of Imperialism and colonialism

III. National Movements in Nigeria, Kenya, Congo, Angola & South Africa.

IV.China between 1911-1949: Revolution of 1911,May Fourth Movement and

Cultural Revolution under Mao Tse Tung. Indonesian Revolution 1945-1949.

VI. National Movement in India.


1. Lucian Bianco, Origins of the Chinese Revolution, 1915-1946.

2. A.J.Temu &Roger Owen edt, Studies in the theory of Imperialism, 1970.

3. E.F.Penrose, edt, European Imperialism and the partition of Africa,1980.

4. Milton Osborne, Southeast Asia: An Introductory History.

5. Sumit Sarkar, Modern India, Macmillan, 1984.

Paper-3: Some Aspects of European History: C.1780-1939

I.The French Revolution: Genesis, Nature & Consequences

II.Napoleonic Era and aftermath.

III.Revolutions of 1830 & 1848.

IV.Unification of Italy &Germany.

V. Imperialist Conflicts: World War I

VIII. Rise of Fascism and Nazism.

VII.Origin of World WarII


1. E.J. Hobsbawm: The Age of Revolution.

2. Lynn Hunt: Politics, Culture and Class in the French Revolution.

3. Andrew Porter, European Imperialism, 18760 -1914 (1994).

4. E.J. Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes, 1914 - 1991, New York: Vintage, 1996

5. Carter V. Findley and John Rothey, Twentieth-Century World,. Boston:

Houghton-Mifflin, 5th ed. 2003

Paper 4: Patterns of Capitalism in Europe: C.16TH Century to early 20th


I. Definitions & Concepts

II. Commercial Capitalism: 1500-1700

III. Industrial Revolution in England: Causes &Nature

IV. Industrial Capitalism in France: Genesis &Nature

V. Growth of Industries in Germany

VI.Impact of Industrial Revolution on European Society, Polity & Economy.


Jerry Müller, The Mind &the Market

1. Karl Polany, The Great Transformation

2. Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, Socialism &Democracy

3. Wallerstein, World System Analysis: An Introduction, 2004

4. Cipolla Carlo, M; Fontana, Economic History of Europe, VOL I&II

5. Christopher Hill, From Reformation to Industrial Revolution

6. Jan De Vries, The Industrial Revolution &the Industrious Revolution, 1994

Paper-5: Society &Economy of Modern Europe: 15Tth – 18 Century

1: Historiographical Trends

II. Feudal Crisis: Main strands

III. Renaissance: Origin, Spread &Dominant Features

IV. European Reformation: Genesis, Nature & Impact

V. Beginning of the era of colonization: motives; mining and plantation; the

African slaves

VI. Economic developments of the sixteenth century; Shift of economic balance

from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic

VII. Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism: Industrial Revolution in England


1. P S Gupta, AadhunikPaschimKaUday, Delhi

2. J H Plumb, The Pelican Book of the Renaissance, Penguin,1982

3. G. R. Elton, Reformation Europe 1517,1559, Wiley, 1999

4. Ralph Davis, The Rise of the Atlantic Economies, New York,1973

5. Arvind Sinha, Europe in Transition, Delhi, 2010 (also in Hindi)

6. Rodney Hilton, The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism,Delhi, 2006.

7. FernandBraudel, Civilization and Capitalism, Vols. I, II, III, California, 1992

8. Butterfield, Herbert. The origins of modern science.Vol. 90507. Free Press,


Paper-6 Political History of Modern Europe: 15TH -18 Century

I. Europe in the 15th century: Political dimensions of feudal crisis

II. From City States to emergence of Absolutist States: Case Studies of Italy,

Spain, France, England and Russia.

III.Constitutional Conflict in 17th century England: Causes, nature and results.

IV. Thirty Year War: Causes, Nature and Impact

V. Absolutist State in 18th Century: Case studies of Prussia, Russia & England.

VI. Crisis of the Absolutist State in France


1. ArvindSinha, Europe in Transition, Delhi, 2010 (also in Hindi)

2. Rodney Hilton, The Transition from Feudalism to Capitalism, Delhi, 2006.

3. Perry Anderson, Lineages of the Absolutist State, Verso, London 2013

4. John Merriman, A History of Modern Europe, New York, 2010

Generic Elective (Inter-Disciplinary) Any Two Paper 1: Women Studies

in India.

I. Basic Concepts &Theories:

-Defining Gender,

-Patriarchy :Ideology &Practice

-Relationship between Gender, Caste, Class, Religion &Politics

II.Emergence of Women Studies in India

III. Gender & Social History:

-Family &Marriage

-Women’s Question in the 19th century

-Women’s Movement in Colonial &Post Colonial India

IV. Gender, Law & Politics:

-Political participation

-Violence against women &Preventive laws

V. Gender, Development & Culture:

- Issues of labour &Health

- Access to resources

- Gender audit


1. Kamla Bhasin, Understanding Gender

2. Kamla Bhasin, What is Patriarchy?

3. Madhu Vij,et al, Women Studies in India, A journey of 25 Years, Rawat, 2014

4. Kumkum Sangari& Sudesh Vaid, Recasting Women, Essay in Colonial History,

Kali for women, Reprint, 2006

5. Sushila Kaushik, Panchayati Raj in Action: Challenges to Women’s Role,Delhi,


6. Nivedita Menon, Gender & Politics in India, New Delhi, OUP, 1999

7. Women in Print –The change over the last half century in reporting on

women & Gender Issues in Indian newspapers, A study by UNIFEM,by Shri


Paper 2: Women in Politics & Governance.

I. Theoretical Perspectives on Politics &Governance

II. Pre-Colonial Period: Women of learning &ruling classes

III.Colonial Period: Leaders in reforming activities, politics and national


IV.Electoral Politics, Women as voters & elected Representatives

V.Case Studies at local government levels, State Assemblies & Parliament.


1. Raj Kumar, Women in Politics, Anmol Publishers, New Delhi, 2000

2. Raj Kumar, Women & Leadership, 2000

3. L.M.Sanghvi, Democracy &the Rule of Law, Occean Books, Pvt Ltd, New

Delhi, 2002

Paper 3: Some Perspectives on Women’s Rights in India.

I. Definition of Human Rights:UN Conventions &Indian Context

II.Indian Constitution &Women’s Rights

III.Preventive Acts: Minimum Wage Act, 1948, Family Courts

Act,1986, Dowry Prohibition Act,1961,Immoral Traffic Prevention

Act,1986, Domestic Violence Act, PNDT Act,1994,latest measures

III. Issues of violence against women and remedial measures

V. Role of Non Government Institutions

VI. Present Status: Issues of enabling &empowering modalities.


1. Bina Agarwal, Field of Her Own, New Delhi, Kali for Women,

2. Urvashi Butalia &T.Sarkar, ed, Women & Hindu Rights, New Delhi,Kali for


3. Zoya Hasan,ed, Forging Identities: Gender, Communities & Patriarchies,


Paper: 4.Gender and Education in India.

I. Historiographical Trends

II.Education in Early and medieval times; Formal & Informal

III.Colonial Period: Socio-religious reform women & education for females.

IV.Role of School and Colleges in Colonial and Post Colonial Period.

V. Contours of Female literacy since 1950,

VI. Present Scenario: Education as a tool of empowerment.


1. Aparna Basu, Growth of Education and Political Development in India,


2. Aparna Basu, Bharati Ray, Women Struggle, A History of the All India

Women’s Conference, 2002

3. Ram Nath Sharma Rajender Nath Sharma, History of Education in India,

Atlantic Publishers,1996

4. Radha Kumar, A History of Doing

5. Usha Sharma, Women Education in Modern India

Paper 5: History of Indian Journalism: Colonial & Post Colonial Period.

I. Pre-colonial History of written records &modalities of dissemination

II. Advent of Print media :Imperialist Ideologies

III. Nationalism & Print Culture: Selective study of prominent newspapers:

Tribune, Amrita Bazar Patrika, and Hindustan Times

IV. Writing &Reporting: Field Work


1. Natrajan.J, History of Indian Journalism, Vol. –ii of Press Commission Report,

New Delhi, 1954

2. Natrajan. J, A history of the Press in India, Asian Publishing House, Bombay,


3. Ghosh,Hamendra Prasad, Newspapers in India, University of Calcutta,1952

4. Ananda. Prakash, A History of the Tribune, A Centenary Publication by the

Tribune Trust, 1986


(I). Definitions of Culture and its various aspects.

1. Languages and Literature

Sanskrit: Kavya - Kalidasas Ritusamhara: Prakrit: Gatha

Saptasati, Development of vernacular language and literature;

Indo-Persian Literature: Amir Khusro’s works: Urdu poetry and

prose: Ghalib.

2. Performing Arts

a) Hindustani, (b) Carnatic classical Music, (c) Devotional music:

bhakti and Sufi: -Classical and Folk Dance, Theatre: Classical, Folk,

Colonial and Modern

3. Architecture: Meanings, form and Function

(a) Rock-cut-Mamallapuram (b) structural and temple architecture-

Khajuraho complex and Tanjavur temple; (c) fort of Dalulatabad or Chittor

forts; (d) palace-dargah at

Fatehpur Sikri; (e) Lutyen’s Delhi.

4. 1. Perceptions of visual Past and Present

2. Sculptures and Painting

(a) Silpashastric normative tradition: (b) Classicism and Narrative

and Sculptural, Mural Fresco paintings: (c) post Classicism : Pallava , Chola; (d)

medieval idiom and Mughal paintings, painters and illustrated texts: (e)

Modern and company school, Ravi Varma, Bengal School, Amrita Shergil and

Progressive Artists.

5. Popular Culture

-Folk Lore and Oral tradition of Kathas, narratives, legends and proverbs,

Linkages of bardic and literary traditions.

- Festivals, fairs and fasts; Links with tirtha, pilgrimage and localities.

-Textile and Crafts; the Culture of Food.

6. Communication, Patronage and Audiences

-Court Merchant groups and communities.

-Culture as Communication.

-Nationalism and the issue of Culture; Institutions of Cultural Practices Colonial

and Post ColoniaL


1. Asher Catherine, (ed.): Perceptions of Indiaís Visual Past, AIIS, Delhi, 1994

2. Asher Catherine, Architecture of Mughal India

3. Basham A.L., The Wonder that was India. Volume I, New Delhi

4. Brown Percy, Indian Architecture, Buddhist Hindu and Islamic, Vol. I, II,

Mumbai, 1956

5. Chandra Prainod, ed, Studies in Indian Temple Architecture; Chapter 1. AIIS,


6. Deva, B.C., An introduction to Indian Music, Delhi, 1973.

7. Maxwell, T.S., Image: Text and Meaning: Gods of South Asia,OUP, Delhi

8. Tillotson G, Havelis of Rajasthan.

9. Zimmer, H., Myths and Symbolism in Indian Art and Civilization, Princeton

Press, New Jersey, New.Delhi.

10. Cohn. Bernard, India: The Social Anthropology of a Civilization in Bernard

Cohn Omnibus, OUP, 2004

11. Vatasayana Kapila; Indian Classical Dance, Publications Division, New Delhi,

1974 (in Hindi Translation also)

12. K. T. Achaya, A Historical Dictionary of Indian Food, OUP.

13. Banerjea J.N.: The Development of Hindu Iconography, Calcutta, 1956

14. Bussagli M and Shivaramamurthy C.: 5000 Years of Indian Art, New York,

New Delhi

15. History and Culture of the Indian People, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Series.

16. Huntington Susan L: The Art of Ancient India, Tokyo New York, 1985.

17. Kramrisch, Stella, The Art of India, Orient Book Depot. Delhi, 1987.

18. Miller Barbara Stoler: The Powers of Art: Patronage in Indian Culture, OUP,

Delhi 1992.

19. Mitter Partha: Much Maligned Monsters, Oxford, 1977.

20. Mitter Partha: Art and Nationalism in Colonial India, OUP, and Delhi.

21. Mukherji: Folk Art of India

22. Ramanujan, A.K., Collected Papers OUP.

23. Richman, Paula, Many Ramayanas OUP.

24. Rizvi, S.A.A.: The Wonder that Was India: Volume II., New Delhi.

25. Varadpande M.L.History of Indian Theatre: Invitation to Indian Theatre,

New Delhi, 1987.

26. Traditional Indian Theatre: Multiple Streams, Hindi translation: Paramparik


27. Rangmanch: Anant Dharayed NBT, New Delhi 1995.

Ability Enhancement Elective Course (AEEC) Any Four

Paper 1: Historical Tourism: Theory & Practice

I. Defining Heritage

- Art &Architecture in India: An overview:

II. Understanding Built Heritage:

-Stupa Architecture

-Temple Architecture

-Indo Persian Architecture, Forts, Palaces, Mosques

-Colonial Architecture

- Temples of Uttarakhand

III. Field Work: Visit to Historical sites & Museums

IV. Modalities of conducting tourism


1. Sunil Kumar, The Present in Delhi’s Past, Delhi, Gyan Publishing House, 2002

2. Peter Howard,Heritage:Management,Interpretation, Identity, London, 2003

3. V.S Agarwal, Indian Art, Varanasi, Prithvi Prakasahan, 1972

4. Percy Brown, Indian Architecture, Bombay, D.B.Taraporevala Sons &Co, 1940

5. James Harle, The Art & Architecture of the Indian

Subcontinent, Hormonds worth, Penguin, 1988

6. S.K.Bhowmik, Heritage Management: Care, Understanding & Appreciation of

Cultural Heritage, Jaipur, 2004.

Paper 2: Museums & Archives in India

I. Definitions

II. History of setting up of Museums and Archives: Some case studies

III. Field Work; Studying of structures & Functions

IV. Training &Employment


1. G.Edson & Dean David, Handbook for Museum, London, Routledge, 1986

2. John Ridener, From Folders to Post Modernism: A Concise History of Archival

Theory, 2009

Paper 3: Indian History &Culture

I. Environment; Culture, Tradition &Practices:

-Historical overview

-Oral &codified information on medicinal Plants

-Water & Water Bodies


II. Urbanization &Urbanism:

-Issues of settlements & Landscapes

-Social differentiations

-Communication networks

III. Social inequality &Gender:

-Status within Households: An overview

-Present context

-Issues of Violence

-Employment, distribution of resources

IV.Cultural Heritage:

-Main components

-Built Heritage

-Historical Tourism

V. Cultural Forms &Cultural Expressions:

- Performing Arts

-Fairs &Festivals



1. Indu Banga, ed. The City in Indian History: Urban Demography, Society &

Polity, Delhi, Manohar,,1991

2. Koch, E. Mughal Art & Imperial Ideology

3. Radha Kumar, History of Doing: An Illustrated Account of Movements for

Women’s Rights &Feminism in India 1880- 1990,Zubaan, 2007

4. V.Vasudev, Fairs &Festivals, Incredible India Series, 2007

5. V.Singh, The Human Footprint on Environment: Issues in India, New Delhi,

and Macmillan, 2012

6. B. Parikh, Composite Culture in a multicultural Society, Delhi, NBT, 2007

7. N. Mehta, Introduction: Satellite Television, Identity & Globalization in

Contemporary India in N.Mehta, ED, Television in India, New York, Routledge,


8. R.C. Thakran & Sheo Dutt, ed Bhartiya Upmahaduip ki Sanskritiyan,

University of Delhi

Paper 4: Ethnographic Practices in India: Tradition of

Embroidery, Textile making, Knitting, Handicrafts

I. History: Evidences and writings;

-Early India

-Medieval period

-Colonial and Post Colonial

II. Contemporary Practices:

‐ North

‐ -West

‐ East

‐ South

III. Field work:

-Practioners &Issues of sustenance

- Codification of Information

-Relationship between market & Conservation


1. Textile Museum, Ahmadabad

2. Sanskrit Museum of Indian Textiles, Gurgaon

3. Indian,

4. Local & National Museums, Dharohar Museum, Kurukshetra University,

5. Museum, Punjabi University, Patiala

Paper 5: An Introduction to Archaeology

I. Definition &Components

II. History of Indian Archaeology

III. Definition of Historical Sites &Explorations

iV. Field Work & Tools of research

V. Documentation, Classification, Analysis of findings and publications


1. John.A. Bintliff, A Companion to Archaeology

2. D.R. Chakrabarti, A History of Indian Archaeology: From the Beginning to

1947,New Delhi, Manohar, 1988

3. M. Hall & WS.W. Silliman, Historical Archaeology, USA, Blackwell, 2006

4. Mathew Johnson, Archaeological Theory: An Introduction, Blackwell

Publishing, New Edition,2010

5. Published Works by ASI

Paper 6: .Documentation &Visual Culture

I. Conceptual Framework

II.Visual Culture: Colonial & Post Colonial Contexts

III. Politics of Documentation

IV. Methods of Documentation: Photographs, Films, Videos and digital

V. Fieldwork, Internship and Training


1. Gayatri Sinha, ed, Art & Visual Culture in India: 1857-2007

2. Geeta Kapoor, When was Modernism-Essays on Cultural

Practices in India,Delhi,Tullika Publications,2000

3. Publications by Sarai,CSDS,Rajpur Road,Delhi

Paper 7: Orality and Oral Culture in India

I. Defining orality

II. History &Historiography of Orality

III. Research Methodologies

iV. Documentation: Written &Visual


1. Humphries: The Handbook of Oral History

2. H. Roberts. Ed. Doing Feminist Research,Routledge & Kegan Paul,


3. M.F.D. Knowledge & Control, London,1971

4. John Miles Foley, Oral Formulaic-Theory: An Introduction &Annotated

Bibliography, New York & London: Garland, 1985

5. Veena Das,ed, Mirros of Violence: Communities, Riots & Survivors in South


6. Prasad M. Mahadeva,Ideology of the Hindi Film: A Historical


7. Srirupa Roy,’ The Post Colonial State &Visual Representations of India”

Contributions to Indian Sociology, 2006,36,1& 2:233-263