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 Work||5 marks|
|Project Work||20 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.