India from 16th to Mid 18th Century Study Materials 2020 – Download Study Books & Important Questions


Download India from 16th to Mid 18th Century Study Materials 2020. In this article, we are going to provide the Study Notes for Social Sciences. India from 16th to Mid 18th Century is one of the subjects in the courses of MA, BA in History. Here we provide the materials for the important concepts of India in the 16th Century, the Mughal Empire, Regional Powers, and the Mughals, State and Economy, etc. Download the Study Books, Important Questions of this subject from Exams Time website for better preparation. Unit wise PDFs are also provided below.

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 India from 16th to Mid 18th Century Study Materials

Name of the Subject  India from 16th to Mid 18th Century
Category Social Sciences
Useful for MA, BA in History 
Course Type Under Graduation & Post Graduation Courses
Article on Study Materials 2020
Study Material Format PDF
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Chapters & Topics

India in the 16th Century

  • Political Formations in Central and West Asia
  • Polity and Economy in North India
  • Polity and Economy in Deccan and South India
  • The Trading World of Asia and the Coming of the Portuguese

Mughal Empire: Polity

  • Growth of Mughal Empire: 1526-1556
  • Expansion and Consolidation: 1556-1707
  • Relations with Central Asia and Persia

Regional Powers and the Mughals

  • Ahmednagar, Bijapur, and Golkonda
  • The Deccan States and the Mughals
  • Rise of the Marathas in the 17th Century
  • Rajput States

Political Ideas and Institutions

  • Mughal Theory of Sovereignty
  • Mughal Ruling Class
  • Mughal Administration: Central, Provincial and Local
  • Mughal Administration: Mansab and Jagir

State and Economy

  • Mughal Land Revenue System
  • Agrarian Relations: Mughal India
  • Land Revenue System: Maratha, Deccan and South India
  • Agrarian Relations: Deccan and South India
  • Fiscal and Monetary System, Prices

Production and Trade

  • Agricultural Production
  • Non-Agricultural Production
  • Inland and Foreign Trade
  • Personnel of Trade and Commercial Practices
  • The European Trading Companies

Society and Culture-I

  • Population in Mughal India
  • Rural Classes and Lifestyle
  • Urbanization, Urban Classes, and Lifestyle
  • Religious Ideas and Movements
  • State and Religion

Society and Culture II

  • Indian Languages and Literature
  • Science and Technology
  • Architecture
  • Painting and Fine Arts

India at the Mid 18th Century

  • Decline of the Mughal Empire
  • Rise of Regional Powers
  • Potentialities of Economic Growth: An Overview

India from 16th to Mid 18th Century Study Books

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Subject in the Universities

This subject will be useful to the students who are pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts, Master of Arts (History). The following university students can also download  India from 16th to Mid 18th Century study materials : 

  • Rai Technology University
  • Lovely Professional University
  • NIILM University
  • University of Calicut

Subject in the Semesters

India from 16th to Mid 18th Century subject will be studied by the students in the following semesters of their respective courses :

  • MA History II Semester
  • BA History III Semester

Unit wise PDFs

Download Unit wise PDFs of India from 16th to Mid 18th Century subject :

Units  Download Links 
India in the 16th Century Download 
Mughal Empire: Polity Download 
Regional Powers and the Mughals Click Here 
Political Ideas and Institutions Download 
State and Economy Click Here 
Production and Trade Download 
Society and Culture-I Click Here 
Society and Culture II Download 
India at the Mid 18th Century Click Here 

Important Questions

We have mentioned some of the important questions of India from 16th to Mid 18th Century :

  • Discuss the causes for the downfall of the Timurids.
  • Describe the significance of the study of Central Asian history in relation to the Mughals.
  • Discuss the extent of Sikandar Lodi’s Empire.
  • Discuss the nature of Nayak-Vijaynagar relations throughout the 16th century.
  • Discuss the political condition of India on the eve of Babur’s invasion.
  • Discuss the significance of the battle of Khanwa.
  • Explain Jahangir’s approach towards the Deccan states.
  • Analyze the nature of Shivaji’s administration.
  • Distinguish the three stages in Akbar’s Rajput policy.
  • What were the shiqqs? Discuss its chief functionaries?
  • What is a jagir system?
  • What do you understand through the term ‘Watan System‘? What were its chief features?
  • How the rahdari and custom tax were composed?
  • What were land grants? Who received these grants?
  • What were the main characteristics of Medieval Deccan Village?
  • Who were ‘interlopers’? Describe their clash with the English East India Company?
  • Describe the sea-route from Indian ports to Europe.

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