HISTORY AND CULTURE OF PUNJAB IN THE COLONIAL AND POST INDEPENDENCE TIMES
Max. Marks : 50
Theory : 45
Internal Assessment : 05
Time : 3 Hours
Objectives: To introduce the students to the history of Punjab region in modern times.
Pedagogy: Lectures, library work and discussions.
1. Introduction of Colonial Rule: administrative changes; means of communication; western education.
2. Agrarian Development: Commercialization of agriculture; canalization and colonization.
3. Social Classes: agrarian groups; new middle classes.
4. Early Socio Religious Reform: Christian Missionaries; Namdharis; Nirankaris.
5. Socio Religious Reform Movements: activities of Arya Samaj; Singh sabhas; Ahmadiyas.
6. Development of Press & literature: growth of press; development in literature
7. Emergence Of Political Consciousness: Agrarian uprising 1907; Ghadar.
8. Gurudwara Reform Movement: Jallianwala Bagh; foundation of SGPC and Akali Dal; Morchas.
9. Struggle for Freedom: activities of revolutionaries - Babbar Akalis, Naujawan Bharat Sabha; participation in mass movements – non co-operation, civil disobedience, Quit India.
10. Partition and its Aftermath: resettlement; rehabilitation
11. Social Concerns In Post Independence Punjab: language; immigration; socio-economic issues
Major Historical places:
Delhi, Kurukshetra, Jaito, Ferozepur, Ambala, Amritsar, Lahore, Ludhiana, Qadian, Jalandhar, Lyallpur, Montgomery.
2. Singh, Fauja(ed.) :History of the Punjab, Vol.III, Punjabi University, Patiala 1972.
4. Singh, Khuwant :A History of the Sikhs, vol I: 1469-1839, oxford University Press,. Delhi, 1991.
5. Chopra, P.N.,Puri, B.N.:A Social, Cu.ltural and Economic History of India, Vol.II, And Das,M.N. Ma Macmillan, delhi, 1974.