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1. Physical Features and their Impact on Indian History, 2. Sources of Ancient Indian History, 3. Elements of Pre-History, Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic Ages/Cultures, 4. Indus Valley Civilization of Harappan Culture or Civilization, 5. The Vedic Age: Society, Polity, Economy, Culture and Religion, 6. Epic Age/ Later Vedic Age: Iron Age Culture in India, 7. Jainism and Buddhism: Social, Economic, Religious & Political Dimensions, 8. Mahajanapadas, Republics and Kingdoms: Rise of Territorial States (7th Century BC-4th Century BC), 9. Persian (Iranian) and Greek Invasions, 10. The Mauryan Rulers/Empire, Ashoka’s Dhamma, Administration and Economy, 11. Development in South Indian Peninsula. Chola, Chera and Pandya Kingdoms. Sangam Age, 12. Political Development in North India in Post-Mauryan Times. (The Shungas, Sakas & Indo-Bactrian Rulers), 13. The Satavahanas, 14. The Kushanas, Kanishka: The Gandhara and Mathura Schools of Art, 15. Social, Cultural and Economic Life in the Post-Mauryan Times, 16. Gupta Rulers: Their Rise and Effervescence (Society, Administration, Culture, Economy, Art and Architecture, Science and Philosophy), 17. Vardhanas: Harsha- Political, Religious and Social Life, 18. Developments in South: Administration, Temples, Art and Architecture, Bhakti Movement. (Chalukyas, Pallavas, and Cholas), 19. Polity and Economy in North India and Deccan (750-1200 AD), 20. The Arab Invasion, 21. Social, Economic and Cultural Conditions in Northern India (650-1200 AD), 22. India’s Cultural, Social and Economic Contacts with other Countries (Greater India), 23. Chief Characteristics of Ancient Indian Culture, 24. Rich Legacy of Ancient India (Religion, Philosophy, Culture, Literature, Sciences, Art, Sculpture and Painting, etc.), 25. Social Development: ‘Varna’, ‘Jati’, ‘Marriage’, 26. Status of Women: Marriage, Property Rights, Sati, Slavery, Devadasi Sysyem, 27. Invasion of Mahmud Ghaznavi and Muhammad Ghori and their Impact, 28. Urban Growth, Urban Settlements and Important Cities and Centres of Trade in Ancient India, 29. Objective type and Short Answer Type Questions with Answers, 30. Self Evaluation Model Test Papers: Guidelines for Scoring High Grades/Marks, 31. University Question Papers