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Ancient and Medieval History & Culture for UPSC and State Civil Services Examinations

Author(s): PrepMate

ISBN: 9789386668783

Edition: 1st

© Year : 2019


Binding: Paperback

Pages: 456

Trim Size : 241 x 181 mm

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  • Complete syllabus coverage of a subject in a single book
  • Use of flow charts, maps and diagrams to explain concepts
  • Numerous practice questions along with detailed solutions
  • UPSC past years’ prelims questions along with detailed solutions
  • A thorough and practical approach to write mains answers
  • Model answers for UPSC mains from authors

Digital Support

  • Well-explained videos on difficult topics
  • Daily mock quizzes for prelims along with performance analysis by smart tools
  • Answer writing practice, with feedback from authors
  • Updates on subject through push notification
  • Monthly summary
  • Assistance in interview preparation

Unit 1: Ancient History

1.             Prehistoric Period

2.             Indus Valley Civilization

3.             Early Vedic Period

4.             Later Vedic Period

5.             Religion and Philosophy- I

6.             The Mahajanapadas

7.             Mauryan Empire

8.             Post Mauryan Period

9.             History of Deep South

10.           Gupta Empire

11.           Post Gupta Period

Unit 2: Medieval History

12.           India After Harsha

13.           Islamic Invasions in India

14.           Religion and Philosophy- II

15.           Regional Dynasties after collapse of Delhi Sultanate

16.           Mughals

17.           Marathas

18.           Rise of Regional Kingdoms

Unit 3: Culture

19.           Science and technology

20.           Art and Architecture

21.           Paintings

22.           Classical Dance

23.           Classical Music

24.           Folk Arts

25.           Miscellaneous