CBSE Class 12 History Syllabus 2019: The CBSE Board Has already released the Syllabus for the academic year 2019 the students that are going to appear for the examinations must try and start their preparations for the examination now. As there is not much time left for you and as you may know that the preparations may not be easy at all.
So for the betterment of the students, the board has divided the CBSE 12th History Syllabus into three units containing varied marks. The students are advised to make sure that they prepare for the examination based on the marks that are allocated to each unit. As this will be a more advanced way of preparing for the official examinations.
CBSE Class 12 History Syllabus 2019
|Unit Name||Chapter Name||Marks|
|Themes in Indian History Part-I||The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology||24|
|Political and Economic History: How Inscriptions tell a story|
|Social Histories: Using the Mahabharata|
|A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa|
|Themes in Indian History Part-II||Medieval Society through Travellers’ Accounts||25|
|Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition|
|New Architecture: Hampi (13)|
|Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i-Akbari|
|The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through|
Themes in Indian History Part-III
|Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports||25|
|Representations of 1857|
|Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal|
|Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes(13)|
|Partition through Oral Sources|
|The Making of the Constitution|
|Class XII: Themes in Indian History|
|PART – I|
|1. The Story of the First Cities: Harappan Archaeology.|
Broad overview: Early urban centres
Story of discovery: Harappan civilization
Excerpt: Archaeological report on a major site
Discussion: How it has been utilized by archaeologists/historians.
2. 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 inscriptions by historians.
3. 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
Discussion:Other sources for reconstructing social history.
4. A History of Buddhism: Sanchi Stupa
a. A brief review of religious histories of Vedic religion, Jainism, Vaishnavism, Shaivism (Puranic Hinduism).
b. Focus on Buddhism.
5. Medieval Society through Travellers’ Accounts
Broad overview: Outline of social and cultural life as they appear in travellers’ accounts.
Story of their writings: A discussion of where they travelled, why they travelled, what they wrote, and for whom they wrote.
Excerpts: from AlBiruni, Ibn Battuta, Francois Bernier
Discussion: What these travel accounts can tell us and how they have been interpreted by historians
6. Religious Histories: The Bhakti-Sufi Tradition
Story of Transmission: HowBhakti-Sufi compositions have been preserved.
Excerpt: Extracts from selected BhaktiSufi works
Discussion: Ways in which these have been interpreted by historians.
7. New Architecture: Hampi
Story of Discovery: Account of how Hampi was found.
Excerpt: Visuals of buildings at Hampi
Discussion: Ways in which historians have analyzed and interpreted these structures.
8. Agrarian Relations: The Ain-i-Akbari
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.
9. The Mughal Court: Reconstructing Histories through Chronicles
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.
10.Colonialism and Rural Society: Evidence from Official Reports
Excerpts: From Fifth Report, Accounts of Frances Buchanan-Hamilton, and Deccan Riots Report.
Discussion: What the official records tell and do not tell, and how they have been used by historians
11.Representations of 1857
12.Colonialism and Indian Towns: Town Plans and Municipal Reports
Broad overview: History of towns in India, colonization and cities, hill stations, town planning of Madras, Calcutta and Bombay.
Excerpts: Photographs and paintings. Plans of cities. Extract from town plan reports.
Discussion: How the above sources can be used to reconstruct the history of towns. What these sources do not reveal.
13.Mahatma Gandhi through Contemporary Eyes
Focus: Mahatma Gandhi and the three movements and his last days as “finest hours”
Excerpts: Reports from English and Indian language newspapers and other contemporary writings.
Discussion: How newspapers can be a source of history
|14.Partition through Oral Sources|
Broad over view:
a. The history of the 1940s
b. Nationalism, Communalism and Partition.Focus: Punjab and BengalExcerpts: Oral testimonies of those who experienced partition.Discussion: Ways in which these have been analyzed to reconstruct the history of the event.
15.The Making of the Constitution
Focus: The Constitutional Assembly debates
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