JKBOSE Class 12th History Syllabus 2023 | Download PDF

The Syllabus for Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education(JKBOSE) History Subject is uploaded below here in full details, it is divided in 4 major parts which includes Map Work and Project Work too.

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Themes in Indian History (Part – I) 25 marks
Themes in Indian History (Part – II)25 marks
Themes in Indian History (Part – III)25 marks
Map Work5 marks
Project Work20 marks
Total100 marks

Themes In Indian History (Part – I )

  • The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology
  • Broad overview: Early urban centers
  • Story of discovery: Harappan Civilization Excerpt: Archaeological report on a major site
  • Discussion: How it has been utilized by Archaeologist / Historians.
  • Political and Economic History: How inscriptions tell a story
  • Broad overview: Political and economic history from the Mauryan to the Gupta period. Story of discovery: Inscriptions and the decipherment of the script. Shifts in the understanding of political and economic history.
  • Excerpt: Asokan inscription and Gupta period land grant
  • Discussion: Interpretation of inscription by Historians.
  • Social Histories: Using the Mahabharata
  • Broad overview: Issues in social history, including caste, class, kinship and gender. Story of discovery: Transmission and publications of the Mahabharata.
  • Excerpt: From the Mahabharata, illustrating how it has been used by historians. Discussion: Other sources for reconstructing social history.
  • A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa Broad overview:
    • A brief review of religious histories of Vedic religion, Jainism, Vaisnavism, Saivism.
    • Focus on Buddhism
  • Story of discovery: Sanchi Stupa
  • Excerpt: Reproduction of sculptures from Sanchi
  • Discussion: Ways in which sculpture has been interpreted by historians, other sources for reconstructing the history of Buddhism.

Themes In Indian History (Part II )

  • Agrarian Relations: The Ain – I – Akbari Broad overview:
  • Structure of agrarian in the 16th and 17th centuries
  • Patterns of change over the period.
  • Story of Discovery: Account of the compilation and translation of Ain–i–Akbari Excerpt: From the Ain–i–Akbari
  • Discussion: Ways in which historians have used the text to reconstruct history.
  • The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles. Broad overview:
    • Outline of political history i. e. 15th – 17th centuries.
    • Discussion of the Mughal Court and politics.
  • Story of Discovery: Account of the production of court chronicles, and their subsequent translation and transmission.
  • Excerpts: From the Akbarnama and Padshahnama.
  • Discussion: Ways in which historians have used the texts to reconstruct political histories.
  • New Architecture: Hampi Broad overview:
    • Outline of new buildings during Vijaynagar period – temples, forts, irrigation facilities. ( b) Relationship between architecture and the political system.
  • Story of Discovery: Account of how Hampi was found.
  • Excerpts: Visuals of buildings at Hampi.
  • Discussion: Ways in which historians have analyzed and interpreted these structures.
  • Religious Histories: The Bhakti – Sufi Tradition. Broad overview:
    • Outline of religious developments during this period.
    • Ideas and practices of the Bhakti – Sufi saints.
  • Story of Transmission: How Bhakti – Sufi compositions have been preserved.
  • Excerpts: Extracts from selected Bhakti – Sufi works.
  • Discussion: Ways in which these have been interpreted by historians
  • Medieval Society through Travellers Account.
  • Broad overview: Outline of social and cultural life as they appear in travelers accounts. Story of their writings: A discussion of where they travelled, why they travelled, what they wrote, and for whom they wrote.
  • Excerpts: From Alberuni, Ibn Batuta, Bernie.
  • Discussion: What these travel accounts can tell us and how they have been interpreted by historians

Themes in Indian History ( Part – III)

  • Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports. Broad overview:
    • Life of zamindars, peasants and artisans in the late 18th century.
    • East India Company, revenue settlements and surveys.
    • Change over the nineteenth century.
  • Story of official records: An account of why official investigations into rural societies were undertaken and the types of records and reports produced.
  • Excerpts: From Firminger’s Fifth Report. Accounts of Francis Buchanan-Hamilton and Deccan Riots Report.
  • Discussion: What the official records tell and do not tell, and how they have been used by historians.
  • Representations of 1857. Broad overview:
    • The events of 1857– 58
    • How these events were recorded and narrated. Focus: Lucknow
  • Excerpts: Pictures of 1857. Extracts from contemporary accounts.
  • Discussion: How the pictures of 1857 shaped British opinion of what had happened.
  • Colonialism and Indian Towns: Towns plans and Municipal Reports.
  • Broad overview: The growth of Mumbai, Chennai, hill stations and cantonments in the 18th and 19th century.
  • Excerpts: Photographs and paintings. Plans of cities.
  • Extract form town plan reports. Focus on Kolkata town planning.
  • Discussion: How the above sources can be used to reconstruct the history of towns. What these sources do not reveal.
  • Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes. Broad overview.
    • The Nationalist Movement 1918 – 48
    • The nature of Gandhian politics and leadership. Focus: Mahatma Gandhi in 1931
  • Excerpts: Report from English and Indian language newspapers and other contemporary writings.
  • Discussion: How newspapers can be source of history.
  • Understanding the Partition.
    • Resolution of Pakistan
    • Cabinet Mission Plan
    • Mountbatten Plan
    • Act of Indian Independence 1947
  • The Making of the Constitution. Broad overview:
    • Independence and the new nation state.
    • The making of the Constitution.

Focus: The Constitutional Assembly Debates Excerpts: From the debates Discussion: What such debates reveal and how they can be analyzed.

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