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ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY NOTES NCERT CLASS 11:
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WHY TO LEARN HISTORY:
- LEADS TO BELONGINGNESS WITH THE PEOPLE, PLACES, EVENTS OF ANCIENT AGES.
- HELPS US IN UNDERSTANDING HOW TO DEAL WITH THE CURRENT SOCIO-ECONOMIC, SOCIO-POLITIC, GEO-ECONOMIC, GEO-POLITIC SITUATIONS ON THE BASIS OF THE EVENTS OF THE PAST.
CHAPTER-1 ANCIENT INDIAN HISTORY NOTES NCERT CLASS 11:
This is NCERT chapter number 1 thats tell about importance of Indian history
The Importance of Ancient Indian History:-
- IT ANSWERS VERY FUNDAMENTAL QUESTIONS THAT COMES IN OUR MIND:-
- A) HOW THE EARLIEST INDIAN CULTURES GOT DEVLOPED?
- B) WHEN THIS EARLIEST CULTURE WAS DEVELOPED?
- C) WHAT WAS THE AREA WHERE THIS CULTURE WAS DEVELOPED
- IT PROVIDES THE DETAILS HOW THE ANCIENT INDIANS BEGAN TO :-
- A) PRACTICE AGRICULTURE
- B) UTILIZING NATURAL RESOURCES
- C) CREATING SETTLEMENTS
IT ALSO PROVIDE THE DETAILS ABOUT THE SCRIPTS OF ANCIENT INDIANS (People are not considered civilized unless they know writing)
Unity in Diversity:-
Foreigners (i.e. pre-Aryans, Indo-Aryans, Greeks, Hunas, The Turks etc.) came into Indian Land and contributed in the evolution of indian society. All these people and their cultural traits got mixed with one another.
NCERT Chapter-2 (Modern Historians of Ancient India)
This lesson about historians of Ancient india.
Colonialist Views and Contributions:-
- William Jones (1746-1794), a civil servant of East India Company: emphasized the point that originally European languages were very much similar to Sanskrit.
- In the 1st half of 19th century, Sanskrit centres were set up in England and several other European countries.
- The greatest push to Indological studies was given by the germen-born scholar F. Max Muller (1823-1902).
- The Sacred Books of the East Series was published under F. Max Muller. This book predominantly contains the ancient Indian texts and some of the Chinese & Iranian texts as well.
- In line with these works western scholars including Max Muller made certain generalizations about ancient Indian society. They stated that ancient Indians lacked a sense of history especially of the factor of time and chronology.
- Many of the generalizations appeared in Early History of India by Vincent Arthur Smith (1843-1920), who prepared the first systematic history of ancient India i n 1904.(His approach towards history was pro-imperialist)
- Alexender’s invasion accounted for almost 1/3rd of his book.
- 1765: West Bengal & Bihar came under the rule of the East India Company. They found it difficult to administer the Hindu law of inheritance.
- 1776: “Manusmriti” was translated into English as “A Code of Gentoo Laws”.
- 1784: Asiatic Society of Bengal was set up by a Civil Servant of the East India Company, Sir William Jones (1746-1794).
- 1785: Bhagvadgita was translated in English by Wikins.
- 1789: William Jones translated the Abhigyanam-shakuntalam into English.
- 1804: The Bombay Asiatic Society was set up.
- 1823: The Asiatic Society of Great Bretain was set up in London.