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Ch 34: Indian History

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These lessons on Indian history is a great way to review topics like the culture of ancient India, the three pillars of Indian society, the Bhoodan movement, and more. The short lessons and quizzes are a helpful resource to use when preparing for an exam.

Indian History - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter cover Indian history, including its indigenous culture and outside influences. There are discussions about the history of India, its role in modern society, British rule over India, the five principles of peaceful coexistence, and more. After completing the chapter, you should be prepared to:

  • Detail the history of ancient India, including the Harappan culture and the Hindu faith
  • Discuss the three pillars of Indian society
  • Explain the timeline and legacy of British rule
  • Describe aspects of the Indian Constitution
  • Examine the development and mission of the Bhoodan movement in India
  • Explore the life and values of Mohandas Gandhi
  • Discuss the levels of Panchayati Raj
  • Explain the principles of the Panchsheel Treaty

These text and video lessons are brief and engaging, which helps you quickly and easily get up to speed on the aspects of Indian history covered. Each video is accompanied by a full written transcript. A brief multiple-choice quiz is available for each lesson to test your knowledge. You can also print the lesson quizzes and use them as worksheets.

10 Lessons in Chapter 34: Indian History
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Ancient India: Indigenous Culture & Outside Influences

1. Ancient India: Indigenous Culture & Outside Influences

This lesson will explore the history of ancient India. It will focus on the Harappan culture, their mixing with the Aryans, and the beginnings of the Hindu faith.

Three Pillars of Indian Society: Village, Caste & Family

2. Three Pillars of Indian Society: Village, Caste & Family

This lesson will explain the three pillars of Indian society. They are the village, the caste system, and the family. In doing so, it will explore the different individual castes as well as describing joint families.

British Rule & Nationalism in India

3. British Rule & Nationalism in India

Although they fell into full rule of India almost by accident, the British were able to bring remarkable ability and passion to their rule. That said, as some Indians fell in love with British culture, more longed for the ideals of democracy and nationalism that were denied to them. The legacy of British rule remains controversial to this day.

Indian Independence: History, Timeline & Movement

4. Indian Independence: History, Timeline & Movement

For nearly 200 years the British ruled over India. Learn how India won independence from one of the largest and most powerful empires in history, then test your knowledge with a short quiz.

Indian Constitution & Administration: Structure & Establishment

5. Indian Constitution & Administration: Structure & Establishment

Discover the Constitution of India and its many parts, articles, and schedules. We also briefly detail the history of the constitution's establishment to get an idea of the context.

Bhoodan Movement: Development & Mission

6. Bhoodan Movement: Development & Mission

Private property has been an important factor in world history, but today we'll look at it through a different lens. In this lesson, we'll explore the Bhoodan movement and see how it challenged conventional ideas about land usage.

Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination

7. Mohandas Gandhi: Beliefs, Accomplishments & Assassination

In this lesson, we will learn about the life of Mohandas Gandhi. We will learn what values he stood for, how he stood for them, and his lasting legacy.

Panchayati Raj: Definition & Levels

8. Panchayati Raj: Definition & Levels

The Panchayati Raj system was a common government structure used throughout South Asian countries for nearly 2000 years. In this article learn about the historical and modern use of Panchayati Raj in India.

Panchsheel Treaty: Definition & Principles

9. Panchsheel Treaty: Definition & Principles

The Cold War was an era of competition between global superpowers, so where did the developing nations fit in? In this lesson, we'll look at the Panchsheel treaty and see how it defined the relationship between China and India in the second half of the 20th century.

Role of India in the Modern World

10. Role of India in the Modern World

In this lesson we will look at India's place in the modern world. India is a country on the rise economically, but must tackle important issues like climate change and navigate complicated strategic partnerships in order to establish its place as a power in the world.

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