Fairly arduous task to mug up history in a short while.
Questions based a lot more on Indian History than World History
How to prep
1. Follow a timeline apart from mugging facts (basic hygiene)
2. Take tests, to keep in touch with names, events etc. Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event Description of Event 8th Date 7th Date 6th Date 5th Date 4th Date 3rd Date 2nd Date 1st Date Name of Event 8 Name of Event 7 Name of Event 6 Name of Event 5 Name of Event 4 Name of Event 3 Name of Event 2 Name of Event 1
TIMELINE Harappa and Mohenjodaro Communities (2500 - 1550 B.C) Dravidian traditions are established in south (Hero-stones) Indus & Saraswati Civilizations 2000 BC Hinduism takes deep roots Aryan Migration to India Caste System is Established Vedas are composed Mahabharat is composed Vedic Period 1000 BC Gautama Buddha (563 -483 B.C.) Mahaveera (599 B.C.) Bimbisara of Magadha (542-490 B.C.) (Jainism) (Buddhism) Rise of Jainism And Buddhism 600 BC The Great Alexander invades India (326 B.C.) Chandra Gupta Maurya (322 B.C.) and establishment of the Indian Empire Emperor Ashoka (272 B.C) and spread of Buddhism Mauryan Period 400 BC
Khajuraho Temples are built. The Hoysala Dynasty The temples of Belur, Halebid are built. Guptas (320-647) Pallavas of Kanchi (300-888) Fa-Hien (400) &Hiuen- Tsiang (630) in India Alberuni in India (1020) Mahmud Ghazni invades Somnath temple (1026) Golden Age of Indian Arts & Sciences 0 – 1000 A.D Marco Polo visits India (1288) Khilji Dynasty (1300) The Vijayanagar Empire (1336-1565) First voyage of Vasco-da-Gama to Goa (1498) Southern Dynasties: Chola, Pandya, Hoysala, Rashtrakuta, Ganga,Chalukyas Women in Medieval Deccan Bhakti Movement Muslim Invasions 1200 – 1500 A.D Akbar defeats Rana Pratap At Haldighat (1576) East India Company is Formed (1600) Moguls Babur (1530), Akbar (1605), Aurangzeb (1700) Guru Gobind Singh & the Khalsa Taj Mahal is built Shivaji (1646) and the Marathas Bahamani Kings Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan (1761 - 1799) Battle of Plassey (1757) The Moghul Empire 1500-1800 A.D
Prohibition of Sati (1829) First Indian war of independence (1857) Indian National Congress is formed (1885) The British Rule 1800 A.D Bal Gangadar Tilak Massacre at Jallianwalabagh (1919) Quit India Movement (1942) The March of Dandi and Rise of Mahatma Gandhi(1930) Martyrdom of Bhagat Singh Subhas Bose and Indian National Army India's Freedom Struggle 1900 - 1940 A.D Partition of India and Freedom at Midnight (1947) Wars with Pakistan and liberation of Bangladesh (1971) The non-aligned movement The rise of Nehru-Gandhi Family Rise of Regionalism India wins Cricket World Cup (1983) Operation Blue Star, Indira Gandhi's Assassination and violence against Sikhs (1984) India tests nuclear device (1998) Free and Modern India 1947-2000 A.D
IIFT - 06
Chandragupta, who ruled from 324 to 301 B.C., was the architect of the first Indian imperial power -- the Mauryan Empire (324 - 184 B.C.).
b. The period from 1707 AD - the year when Aurangzeb died, 1857, the year of the Indian Uprising, saw the gradual increase of the European influence in the India.
c. Between 1746 - 48, the French and English finally came to blows in the first Carnatic War.
d. Tilak, who was one of the first nationalist leaders with a following and deep understanding of the grassroots of India, voiced the thought of Home Rule in 1825.
IIFT - 06
The Montagu-Chelmsford Reforms were introduced by the British Government in India towards women’s participation in active politics.
b. The first Governor-General of India - Warren Hastings, remained in India until 1874 and was succeeded by Cornwallis, who initiated the Permanent Settlement.
c. Lord Dalhousie’s notorious Doctrine of Lapse, whereby a native state became part of British India if there was no male heir at the death of the ruler, was one of the principal means by which native states were annexed by the British.
d. In the third Carnatic war, the British East India Company defeated the French forces at the battle of Wandiwash ending almost a century of conflict over supremacy of India.
Manmohan Singh 14 Atal Behari Vajpayee 11 Inder Kumar Gujral 13 H. D. Deve Gowda 12 Atal Behari Vajpayee 11 P. V. Narasimha Rao 10 Chandra Shekhar 9 Vishwanath Pratap Singh 8 Rajiv Gandhi 7 Indira Gandhi 4 Choudhary Charan Singh 6 Morarji Desai 5 Indira Gandhi 4 Gulzarilal Nanda 2 Lal Bahadur Shastri 3 Gulzarilal Nanda 2 Jawaharlal Nehru 1 PRIME MINISTERS Pratibha Patil 12 A. P. J. Abdul Kalam 11 Kocheril Raman Narayanan 10 Shankar Dayal Sharma 9 Ramaswamy Venkataraman 8 Giani Zail Singh 7 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy 6 Basappa Danappa Jatti (acting) - Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed 5 Varahagiri Venkatagiri 4 Muhammad Hidayatullah (acting) -  Varahagiri Venkata Giri (acting) - Zakir Hussain 3 Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan 2 Rajendra Prasad 1 PRESIDENTS
Things to do…
Make a list of necessary topics that you would want to brush up