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The Making of Modern India: Amidst the making of Modern World

The Making of Modern India: Amidst the making of Modern World


Author: Gazal Bharadwaj

Publisher: OakBridge Publishing

ISBN: 9789391032654

Edition: 1


The Making of Modern India is a first of its kind attempt to provide a well-a rounded historical account of the processes of the making of Modern India & the freedom struggle, rooted in the making of the Modern World. During her own Civil Services preparation, the author realised how these different themes of Modern India and Modern World history were scattered in different books. This inspired her to come up with a compilation where all these themes and processes of ‘Modern’ history can be contained in a single book with brevity and simplicity of understanding of a student.

Weaving in diverse themes such as colonialism & imperialism, the Industrial Revolution, the French Revolution, the world wars, Great Depression with different strands of Indian freedom struggle this compilation focuses to explore the complicated pattern of shifts & continuities of the Indian freedom struggle in a simple & lucid manner. The reader shall not just be able to place & compare these events in a timeline, but also understand how the two were cross-linked, and yet a part of the universal phenomenon of colonialism & nationalism unleashed by the ‘modern’ world.

This book has been written & compiled for competitive examinees, Civil Services aspirants, and general readers who are searching for a study of the past to address the concerns of the present.

Key features

  • Provides comprehensive coverage of the cross-linkages between Modern Indian History and the World History as per the UPSC syllabus
  • Comprises 15 detachable mind-map summaries for each chapter to aid the revision of the syllabus
  • Contains hand-drawn maps to help the aspirants in improving their answer-writing skills
  • Includes solution for Previous Year’s Questions from 2013 to 2020


About the author

Gazal Bharadwaj is an IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh Cadre. She is currently serving as the Chief Development Officer of Rampur. A civil engineer from GBPUAT, she did her Master’s in Public Administration and Management from JNU. A history enthusiast, a poet, and photographer she wishes to explore the concerns of modern administration with a better understanding of history.


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