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Study Contemporary World M.A Subject Curriculum

Contemporary World (Part-I : upto 1945)
Unit I Legacy of the 19th Century:
Growth of capitalism, structural changes of European economy
Imperialism: Theories, Lenin and Hobson: Concept of New Imperialism.
A short survey of the growth of capitalism and imperialism in U.K, Germany and Japan
Unit II World between the two Wars:
League of Nations and Collective Security, causes of its failure, Great Depression.
Liberal Ideas and Socialist Movements, Conservative Nationalism and Liberal Socialism
Unit III Ideologies of Nazism and Fascism, Case Study of Germany, Italy and Japan.
Unit IV Second World War and the New Political Order: From European to Global War : origins, nature and results of the war.
Unit V Nationalist movements and decolonization, causes and nature, forms of resisting colonialism. 1900-1945

Contemporary World (Part-II : 1945-2003)
Unit I Cold war and its effects
Cold war and bilateralism in world politics: background and responsibility, pactsand treaties, tensions and rivalries.

Historical context of the emergence of Third World : principle of non-aligned movement; conferences in this regard.
Americanization of Western Europe: Truman doctrine, Marshall plan, American foreign policy since 1945.
Korean War: background, America's role and Internalization of the Korean conflict.
Vietnam War and its impact
Cuba and USA in Latin America
Middle East in world politics; birth of Israel, The Palestinian question, Oil diplomacy, 1979 Iranian revolution, Iraq-Kuwait conflict, Gulf-war
Indo-Pakistan relations, Kashmir question, Bangladesh war
Unit II Age of Progress (economic and social)
Industry, agriculture, science, technology, communication, information
Civil rights movements, apartheid, feminism
Unit III Disintegration of Socialist bloc, end of cold war.
Genesis and process of disintegration – its impact on society and politics — from bi-polar to uni-polar world.
Concept of globalization: Historical context, Instruments
International Terrorism: its impact on world politics
U.S. aggression on Iraq-2003: background and nature.











Legacy of the 19th Century

World between the two Wars

Ideologies of Nazism and Fascism, Case Study of Germany, Italy and Japan.

Second World War and the New Political Order: From European to Global War : origins, nature and results of the war.

Nationalist movements and decolonization, causes and nature, forms of resisting colonialism. 1900-1945

Cold war and its effects

Historical context of the emergence of Third World

Korean War

Age of Progress (economic and social)

Disintegration of Socialist bloc, end of cold war.

MA Subjects


20th Century Historians and Historiography on Ancient India
Women in Indian History
20th Century Historians and Historiography on Medieval India
20th Century Historians and Historiography on Modern India
A Governance in Ancient India History of Ideas
A State Formation in Ancient India
Ancient Indian Historiography and Sources
Aspects of Economic life in Ancient India
Aspects of Economic life in Medieval India
Broadcast Journalism
Colonial Economy in Modern Times
Contemporary World
Ecology and Environment in History
Environmental Crisis and World Religions
Historiography in Medieval India
Historiography in Modern India
History of Ideas in Medieval India
History of Ideas in Modern India
History of Indian Diaspora
History of Modern South East Asia
History of non European World Indigenous societies of Africa USA and Australia
History of non European World Indigenous societies of Central Asia and West Asia
History of South Asia Modern Nepal Sri Lanka
India Since Independence
Indian National Movement
Indian Nationalism
Intellectual History of China Japan
Major Currents in Historical Thought
Maritime History of India 1500 1800 Overseas Trade and European Trading Companies
Maritime History of India Overseas Trade from pre Christian era to the end of 16th century
Modern Indian Political Thought Prominent Thinkers of India
Principles of History
Research Methodology and Historical Investigation
Science and Technology in Colonial India
Science and Technology in Medieval India
Science Technology in Ancient India
Society Culture and Religion in India from early times to 1200 AD
State and Governance in Medieval India
Tribal Histories of India
Women and Religion












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