The History of Constitution of India: The Charter Acts during the Company Rule in India 1773 - 1858

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Sumir Sharma, Jun 4, 2018 - Art - 93 pages

The History of Constitution of India, The Charter Acts during the Company Rule in India (1773 – 1858) is a textbook.

The Contents of the book are as follows:

1. East India Company in Brief

2. Regulating Act 1773

3. Pitts India Act 1784

4. Charter Act 1793

5. Charter Act of 1813

6. Charter Act of 1833

7. Charter Act of 1853

8. Act of Better Government of India 1858

9. Appendix I: A Bibliographic Note

10. Appendix II: A Letter from the Desk of the Author

The book is written to fulfil the requirement of the syllabus of Panjab University Chandigarh Post Graduate Courses. It meets the need of the Paper HIS 213: Constitutional Development in Modern India 1773 – 1947 Unit I and Paper HIS 211: Modern India Political Process, Unit III. It is also useful for the General Studies Paper II of Civil Services, Post Graduate Course in Police Administration, and Law Courses both Professional and Regular, of different Universities. The students will find the contents useful for making notes for National Eligibility Test of UGC in the subject of History, Political Science, and Law. However, no Multiple-Choice questions are provided in this book.

The topics discussed in the book are also useful for the students and scholars from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and the United Kingdom.

While writing the book, only secondary sources are used to collect the factual material. However, contemporary writings are also consulted and used to add contents to the text.

The content is written in a narrative style. While writing a history, evidence and testimonies are essential. In simpler terms, the quotations of the established historians and references to the documents are essentials. However, in this work, citations are not used. It is only at a few places that some direct statements of the participants in the events which are mentioned in the text, are used.


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East India Company in Brief
Charter Act of 1773
Charter Act 1793
Charter Act of 1813
Charter Act of 1853
Act of Better Government of India 1858
Appendix I
Appendix II

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About the author (2018)

Sumir Sharma (born 1966) is an Assistant Professor in Department of History at Arya College Ludhiana.

Sumir Sharma wrote his first book with a regional publisher of Punjab in 1999.

Sumir Sharma writes on Indian History, Historiography, Philosophy, Society and Religion.

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