It is one of the bestselling books on Modern Indian History covering the time line from 1707 to the modern times. The book covers the entire gamut in a very unique style- it mentions not only factual data about various topics but also provides information about different interpretations put forth by Western and Indian historians, with an integrated analysis. This makes the book equally useful for undergraduate students of History and aspirants appearing for various competitive examinations.
1. Decline and Disintegration of the Mughal Empire, 2. Achievements of the Early Peshwas, 3. Maratha Administration under the Peshwas, 4. Anglo-French Rivalry in the Carnatic, 5. The Rise of the English Power in Bengal, 6. Career and Achievements of Dupleix, 7. Clive’s Second Governorship of Bengal, 1765-1767, 8. Warren Hastings, 1772-1785, 9. Administrative Reforms of Cornwallis, 1786-1793, 10. Lord Wellesley, 1798-1805, 11. Mysore Under Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, 12. Lord Hastings and Establishment of British Paramountcy in India, 13. Anglo-Maratha Struggle for Supremacy, 14. William Bentinck, 1828-1835, 15. The Annexation of Sind, 16. Career and Achievements of Ranjit Singh, 17. The Panjab after Ranjit Singh and Anglo-Sikh Wars, 18. Lord Dalhousie, 1848-1856, 19. Changes in Agrarian Structure: New Land Tenures and Land Revenue Policy, 20. Changes in Administrative Structure and Policies under the East India Company, 21. Tribal Revolts, Civil Rebellions, Popular Movements and Mutinies, 1757-1856, 22. The Revolt of 1857, 23. Administrative Reorganisation under the Crown, 1858-1947, 24. India Under Lytton and Ripon, 25. Lord George Nathaniel Curzon, 1899-1905, 26. Anglo-Afghan Relations, 27. The North-West Frontier, 28. The Indian States, 29. History of the Growth and Development of Education in India, 30. The History of the Indian Press, 31. Cultural Awakening, Religious and Social Reforms, 32. Lower Caste Movements in Modern India, 33. The Growth and Development of the India National Movement, 34. Eminent National Leaders of India, 35. The Left Movements in India, 36. Growth of Industrial Working Class and the Trade Union Movement, 37. Peasant Revolts and Agrarian Movements, 38. The Development of Famine Policy, 39. The Growth of Local Self-Government in India, 40. Growth of the Constitution under the Company’s Rule, 41. Growth of the Representative Government in India, 42. The Road to Responsible Government-I, 43. The Road to Responsible Government-II, 44. The Transfer of Power, 45. Growth of Communalism and the Partition of India, 46. Indian Economy Under Colonial Rule, 47. The Constitution of the Indian Republic, 48. The Impact and Legacy of British Rule in India, 49. Nehruvian Era: First Phase of Independence, 1947-1964, 50. Literary, Artistic and Cultural Movements in Modern India Appendices: General Knowledge for I.A.S. Exam. ‘General Studies’ Papers: I. Karl Marx on the British Rule in India, II. Karl Marx on the Future Results of the British Rule in India, III. Karl Marx on the Indian Revolt, IV. The Role of Classes during the Revolt of 1857, V. List of Governors, Governors-General and Presidents, VI. Chronology of Principal Events, VII. Who’s who in Modern India, VIII. Activities of the Christian Missions During British Rule, IX. Objective Type Information on Wars fought during Modern Indian History, X. The People’s Movements in the Princely States, XI. Subhas Chandra Bose and the I.N.A., XII. Concise Encyclopedia of Indian Freedom Struggle, XIII. M.A. Jinnah and the Making of Pakistan, XIV. National Symbols; Making of the Indian National Flag, Dimensions of the National Flag, Guidelines about Hoisting of the National Flag, State Emblem, National Anthem, National Song, National Calendar, National Animal, National Bird, National Flower, XV. Shramev Jayate (May Day, 2007), XVI. Prime Minister’s New 15-Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities and its Achievements, XVII. Educational and Socio-Economic Development of the Minority Communities, XVIII. Department for the Welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities, XIX. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005 – 5 years, XX. 1-2-3 of the Nuclear Deal, XXI. State wise Allocation of, Seats in State Legislatures, XXII. State wise Allocation of Seats in Parliament, XXIII. Hike in Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament, XXIV. Delhi Municipal Corporation Election, XXV. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005, XXVI. Empowerment of Women, XXVII. Bharat Ratna Awardee